Tears leak from my eyes
as I watch your broken heart bleed
from the news that we all dread to receive
that a beloved one has passed on
I have no words enough to offer
that will mend the deep ache that you suffer
but I know that with time its sharpness will dull
with time you will smile again through the tears
In this circle of life, we dance in
never knowing whose turn to return it might be
but memories we gather of each other
to remind us when one is no longer there
My dearest Father-in-law just passed on, my husband aches.
I’m sharply reminded that our time apportioned to sojourn here is short. We must not tarry in seeking our purpose, finding peace, making beautiful memories and in living a life that would leave wonderful, indelible marks in the hearts of those who we love.