Open the gift of happiness and love this Christmas
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
– Nelson Mandela -
Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are
– Kurt Cobain -
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud
– Maya Angelou -
If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything
– Mark Twain -
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines
– Robert H. Schiuller -
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
– Leonardo da Vinci -
“Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.”
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie -
“Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.”
- Buddha -
So quickly you were taken, Oh! how time is moving by
as I think of all the questions, why, why, why?
3 hours feels like 3 years to me
as I sit and remember all the things not meant to be.
This heart of mine torn apart, I’ll never understand,
It’s not your time, it just can’t be so, please don’t leave, please don’t go.
Don’t leave me here and all alone, with this grief like a weight of lead,
Don’t anyone speak, don’t anyone breath “the” word, I don’t want said.
You’ll never understand my grief, so deep, so deep for even me,
My whole being has been shredded and now with pieces back together.
They’re all in different places, none of them make sense,
This is how I feel, my whole body stiff & tense.
Can someone make the clock turn back, I’ll do anything you say,
Just give me some more precious time, to undo the events of that day.
The faithful day you were taken, left my life without a word,
Left me here alone and grieving, with nothing left but hurt.
And now all I have are memories, and all just make me cry,
They used to be such nice ones, and now all seem sad and finish with a sigh!
The time moves by, as it slowly ticks along,
Oh No! it just can’t be ….that used to be our song.
Here comes another flood of tears, there’s just no holding back,
My Heart, my Soul, my Being all feeling under attack.
A new day has just dawned, I live it breath by breath,
I feel just like a stranger that I have suddenly just met.
Each moment is a lifetime, the moments too far apart,
A new day with the words “Just Breath” coming from my heart ……..
© Written from the Heart – Michele Graham
3 April 2011 - for a friend who lost her beloved husband suddenly.