Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Brighter Tomorrow


Help my sorrow to release,
So I may find inner peace,
Take away my cries and tears,
Remove from me all doubts and fears.

I want to walk in the light,
To make it through this dark night,
To find happiness in being alive,
Even though my son has died.

Does this pain ever go away?
Will it gradually ease each day?
There’s not a moment you are separate from me,
Together always, in memory.

In this way there is no death,
Because you live in every breath,
A physical change, but not of the soul,
The spirit remains vibrant and whole.

With Heaven’s aid and direction,
I still feel our love and connection,
Supporting me in this terrible sorrow,
With the faith to believe in a brighter tomorrow.

1 comment:

crislips said...

I absolutely love your poems. I lost my son to cancer on September 23, 2010. I just read the article on Fredericksburg.com and could relate totally to every word. My son and I were very close and did so much together. He was 40 when he died, but was single so we talked everyday and shared so many happy times. I've journaled, have written a couple poems, and have been reading books about losing a child, but as you know, your heart is still broken. I will be out of town this weekend, so I won't be able to come to the book signing at Borders, but I will be getting your book soon. Thank you for sharing your story. I have a group of friends I write to via e-mail every week about my son, signs I've gotten from him, memories, etc. Could I get your permission to share your poem - A Brighter Tomorrow in one of my e-mail messages to my fiends. It says everything I feel. If you could let me know, my e-mail address is crislips@aol.com. Thanks again for sharing your love and heartache for your son through your poetry to help other mothers who have lost a child. Sharon Crislip

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