Today is a day of sadness
Grief and despair
Loss of a life dear to me forever
No words to express or share
Only emotions, raw feelings
The sadness
Deep in the empty void there.

Remorse, gratitude
For the time given and lost
Gone forever
Forever and ever
please don’t despair.

Piecing screams of anguish
Going far away, coming back
Today I remember
Say a prayer for a life
And a way gone forever
Forever and ever
Just despair.

A different path taken
Giving thanks for the lessons
Time spent teaching ways to survive
In a world without him forever
Forever and ever for this day
He died.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2011