Wednesday, March 24, 2021

LOVED ONE LOST

 When we lose loved ones, it is difficult. Seems as though we did not have enough time and want to share so much more. I know when I lost my husband I felt that way. My dearest friend, Sue, just lost her father last Friday. He was 91.  There is always the wish for a little more time. Here is a poem I wrote when my husband passed on.

NO FAREWELL

 I am not ready to say goodbye,

with many more memories to share

together.

          Walks

                    and talks

                             and laughter.

Shells to gather

                   vistas to behold.

I want birthdays and anniversaries,

holidays and vacations,

more to fill my heart.

I yearn to share skies

          freckled with waltzing stars,

vibrant sunrises

          peeking over hilltops,

lofty firs

          silhouetted in a stalking fog,

spherical raindrops

          jewelling emerald leaves,

vibrant butterflies

          dancing in a field of flowers,

and tranquil sunsets

          settling to sleep.

It is all more significant,

          more memorable when shared.

 

I cannot bid adieu

                             to you.   

 

I am not ready to say

                             goodbye.

 

Rose Lefebvre ©



12 comments:

  1. So beautiful
    Barb

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  2. This is so lovely and we can all relate to the feelings. Thank you for sharing. Sharon

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  3. You always wish you could have made more memories. There is never enough time. Lovely poem and photograph. CJ

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  4. Such a beautiful poem. It touched my heart so deeply. Grief never leaves us, but it does change over time. As you so eloquently said, I was not ready to let go. 
    Thank you for sharing,
    Mary

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  5. Strange, I was thinking about dad a lot today. Losing a father is hard; I hope Sue can find solace in the time she did have. The impermanence of life is what makes each moment so special. You are very skilled with evoking literary image and feeling. Happy to see you are doing well when I check here. Jimmy

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  6. Lovely image to accompany your poem of loss.

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  7. So touching. Vicki

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  8. Yes! I felt this! Thank you. Ann

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  9. Rose, you always have written so eloquently. Wonderful imagery. Candace

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  10. I remember how heartbroken you were. Am so glad you are living and loving again. Bless you. Liz

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  11. Beautiful as always Rose. Hope you are writing all of these down in a book. Happy Wednesday eve to you. xoxo Kris

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  12. A beautiful poem, Rose. We who have lost dear ones feel those memories of happy days and shed tears when we feel their loss. Thank you. Alice

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