A lifetime together where both love and tears had been shared.
Now he is gone and she sits in semi darkness sad and alone.
I don’t have to imagine the silence or the empty feeling inside.
I remember this dark silence when my Leah passed leaving me in the darkness to reside.
So sad is this; a lifetime together, then nothing but the empty silence of what used to be a home.
The walls are filled with memories, he / she is there at every turn.
The moment escapes the day; eyes filled with tears slowly in the silence burn.
Gone are the kids…gone are the friends and family as well all around.
You remain alone seeing and touching a ghost not to be found.
My prayers go out to her, for I know this black feeling so very well.
You open the door to which once was home, but now is your own silent hell.
You talk to God; you talk to the smiling pictures which hang on the wall.
You still smell their smell even though they are no more even when in tears you call.
Having lived through this and seen it all; the hurt, the pain lies silent before all.
Can you feel the pain…the silence that a lifetime in sudden separation brings.
Feel for her this day as she sits alone in the solitary silence and prays.
I look back on the death of my own spirit; I look back at my own pain.
I can only recall the words of Jesus when he so aptly says…”let the dead bury the dead.”
For it is by these lines that give proof to life and keep the living and the spirit of man sane.
Therefore God bless this lady, this very night.
As she after a lifetime together shall alone face an empty morning light.
J. Allen Wilson © 8/10/2011