Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Poems: Page 1
Compassionate Friends

Home | Driving directions, maps, and local weather | My Personal Story | Other Grief Resources and Helpful Links | Poems: Page 1 | Poems: Page 2 | Poems: Page 3 | About Us | Contact Us | Memorials page 1 | Memorials page 2 | Memorials page 3

Horizontal Divider 30

On this page we will include poems, articles, and our children's birthdays and anniverseries for each month.

3dballoons.jpg

Shadows

I saw a young mother
With eyes full of laughter
And two little shadows
Came following after.

Wherever she moved,
They were always right there
Holding onto her skirts,
Hanging onto her chair.
Before her, behind her-
An adhesive pair.

"Don't you ever get weary
As, day after day,
Your two little tagalongs
Get in your way?

She smiled as she shook
Her pretty young head,
And I'll always remember
The words that she said

"It's good to have shadows
That run when you run,
That laugh when you're happy
And hum when you hum -
For you only have shadows

When your life's filled with sun."

You Meant So Much



You meant so much to all of us
You were special and that's no lie
You brightened up the darkest day
And the cloudiest sky

Your smile alone warmed hearts
Your laugh was like music to hear
I would give absolutely anything
To have you well and standing near

Not a second passes
When you're not on our minds
Your love we will never forget
The hurt will ease in time

Many tears I have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
I know that you are happy now
And no longer in any pain.

-- Cassie Mitchell

Never Alone

I feel you in the morning
When at first I awake
Your thought is with me
With each decision I make

You'd been around forever
Since the first breath I took
Now I have to go on alone
But for love, I need not look

Cause by what you bestowed
In our short time together
Will last in my heart
Forever and ever

Although you've left
And now walk above
I'm never alone
I'm wrapped in your love

Enjoy now your long waited reward
Feel peace that your love continues on
What was taught to me, will be taught to mine
Cause you live on in me even after you've gone

---Rodney Belcher

bug.gif

The Elephant in the Room



There's an elephant in the room.
It is large and squatting, so it is hard to get around it.
Yet we squeeze by with, "How are you?" and "I'm fine"....
And a thousand other forms of trivial chatter.
We talk about the weather. We talk about work.
We talk about everything else-except the elephant in the room.
We all know it is there.
It is constantly on our minds,
For you see, it is a very big elephant.
But we do not talk about the elephant in the room.
Oh, please, let's talk about the elephant in the room.
Oh, please say her name. Oh, please say, "Barbara" again.
Oh, please, let's talk about the elephant in the room.
For if we talk about her death,
Perhaps we can talk about her life.
Can I say, "Barbara" and not have you look away?
For if I cannot, you are leaving me
Alone....in a room....with an elephant.

Terry Kettering