By Cynthia Reyes, 2014 (c)
The news evokes sheer disbelief
The loss is cast in stark relief
Like etching on a granite stone
For one you dearly love, now gone
How can it be that one who walked
Just weeks ago and laughed and talked
Will not be coming through that door
But gone from us for evermore?
You turn away in full denial
You shun today, your day of trial
“He was too young”, friends cry aloud
“Too young, too young, for burial shroud”
And friends, they try to find the words
To comfort you, turn you towards
The wise thoughts that will make you strong
But this whole time just seems so wrong
The memories, they make you weep
And yet these memories will keep
The links and ties of love so dear
With one who always was so near
“Forget me not”, you want to say
“For I’ll remember every day
The love and times we fondly shared
The great adventures that we dared
“And though you’re gone beyond my reach
I’ll not forget that you did teach
That life will not be always sad
But brings us both the good and bad.
“Thank you for lessons such as this
And though your presence I shall miss
I’ll feel your kiss upon the air
And hear your voice as if you’re near
“And in the garden smell your scent
And know that you were heaven-lent
-To those who needed you so much –
And smile at your sweet angel touch.”
Dedicated to friends who have recently lost loves ones.
41 thoughts on “Sad News”
simply perfect in the beauty of your thoughts Cynthia….
you gave voice to what is left drifting in the air …
Take care….You Matter…
Cynthia. Though it cannot make up for your loss, your poem is lovely.
Thank you, Tim. I appreciate your reply.
Beautiful poem and tribute to the passing of time and loved ones. Very graceful Cynthia. I hope your friends find comfort in your loving words.
Thank you, my poet friend. I hope they do too.
Thank you so much Cynthia for sharing this. Shed a tear, but always thankful for the wonderful people I have had in my life … “heaven-lent”.
Thank you. And you’re welcome.
Truly beautiful and what appropriate flower shots at the end. I would think many a soul has been touched by your poem.
Thank you, Rose.
Yes — I hope they are.
Find comfort in your beautifully written words Cynthia.
Beautiful, Cynthia. And perfect timing. My best friend of many, many years just lost her sister. Thank you.
You are most welcome, Elizabeth. My condolences to your best friend and all who loved her sister.
A thoughtful and sensitive poem. I hope that many will gain comfort from these words.
Thanks, Clare. I hope so too.
Very beautiful poem, Cynthia.
Thank you, Georgeina.
it’s all part of life but that doesn’t make it any easier.
Thanks for your response.
Are you ok, Cynthia? That might seem rude or trite to ask from an outsider point of view…But I just want you to know despite us never meeting and etc.—I am always here for you, Cynthia xo ❤️
Cynthia, thank you for asking, and for your note. It’s a strange time for all of us, but we’re okay.
Good to hear that…Hope you’re ok and as content and as imaginative as you can be despite any strife ❤️xo
I am always here for you, Cynthia…
Thanks very much.
Sad and sweet, bittersweet. And this holds true;
‘ I’ll feel your kiss upon the air
And hear your voice as if you’re near’
All of the above, and please tell Hamlin his photos are beautiful, particularly the pink flower.
Thank you, Aggie.
And I’ll tell Hamlin.
Your poem is lovely, Cynthia. As you have dedicated this to those who have experienced loss, I am not sure if you have just also lost a loved one. If so, I am sending especially warm thoughts your way. jeanne
Thanks, Jeanne. Two persons that our family loved died recently. I’m trying to be of comfort and strength in some small way. The poem is dedicated to their loved ones. I hope that all who are going through the sorrow and loss of a bereavement will find this comforting too.
I’m sure they will – so many lovely and heartfelt lines and phrases. I’m sorry for your loss. Jeanne
Thanks, Jeanne. I appreciate that.
“…And know that you were heaven-lent
-To those who needed you so much -…”
There is an ache and a thoughtfulness in your words. The older we grow the more we feel the ache of loss, and the need for stories and memories to remind us of those whose love we have enjoyed. Thank you for sharing these words and thoughts, and may your sadness be felt as the other side of, the companion to, your joy.
Oh, how beautiful and considered, Margaret. Thank you.
Thank you, Cynthia. My Mom’s birthday is a week from today and I’ve been missing her so. My first grandchild was born on her birthday. Blessings to you for sharing this heartfelt poem, Bette
Thank you, Bette, I know that next week is a special, and tender time for you.
what a special link for your granddaughter to have.
Beautifully put, thanks for finding my blog and stopping by.
And I thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate it.