As Time Goes By

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

Psalm 27:13-14

The coolness of the forest on a hot sunny day,
Embraces my very soul and warms my heart,
It is where I ran when you no longer breathed the breath of life.

The birds sang, as ripples of sorrow stained supple spots;
Embarrassed for the tears which lingered along the brook,
It is there grief washed away with dirt, dust and debris.

The scent of autumn leaves crackled with each sauntering steps,
Eager I was to forget, move on and leave behind my mourning;
It is what I want you to do, as it’s my turn to return to the earth.

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  1. Beverly Crawford says:

    I can lose myself in that marvelous scene and your poem as well. I just received word this morning of the passing of a dear, dear friend of many years. Your post was soothing, somehow. Thank you.

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  2. The natural world can be a great solace. This is beautifully evoked, and I love that it addresses the wish that our dear ones are not left inconsolable by our death.

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  3. Helen Dehner says:

    This beautiful image paired with equally beautiful poetry is a perfect way to begin my day ……

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