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Lonely for You, Forever (under construction)
by Alan D Busch

Saturday, April 19, 2008
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Reflections that evening of Ben's death ...

Drawn to my house late that black night

I was lost in my life as never before though her cries I could not hear 

my heart wept for
Ben's mom

at whose side I could be, neither nor near.

 
In desperate near madness, oh ... the blackest of nights

joylessly my family did weep

so sad when I would have prefered

together with whom I might sleep.


Our child we loved him so much in common

my mind unrestrained in darkness did roam …

this reality unimaginable, especially stark

my house … no longer my home.


In memory’s flight I remember this well

when ended Passover they readied to leave

I felt the burn of his stubbly cheeks

funny how much in remembrance we grieve.


Ben, Ben ... I wept.

We spoke, but then in silence you died

it was only just a moment before

While slept in my dreams I cried.


So few hours have since elapsed

In the hospital that psalm I did sing

I am already lonely for you, forever.

when morrow’s morn would no smiles bring.

 

Alan D. Busch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/27/2008
I can never do this justice. I will simply echo Michelle's words (she's my friend) and hope you are okay with that. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 4/22/2008
I am so sorry for your loss, there are no words to say. I felt every word of this poem like a knife cut.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 4/22/2008
I am sorry for your loss, Alan. Children are supposed to outlive their parents and it is heartbreaking when the perceived does not happen that way. This is a touching and emotive tribute to grief and I am sure it will comfort many others who have, sadly, experienced the loss of a child.

Well done. You're in my thoughts and prayers,
Jill



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