OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH

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    A written tribute to a friend on the passing of her mother

    OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH


    OUR LABYRINTH

     

     

    WE WALKED INTO THE LABYRINTH

    THE SKY A DAPPLED GRAY

    YOU SEEMED IN SUCH A PENSIVE MOOD

    DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS DAY?


    IM SURE YOU THOUGHT IT INEVITABLE

    THAT SOMEDAY YOU WOULD LEAVE.

     NOTHING PREPARED ME FOR THIS LOSS,

    NOTHING PREPARED ME TO GRIEVE.


    THE WORDS YOU SAID CAME BACK TO ME,

    I REMEMBERED YOUR VOICE AND TONE

    “TODAY WE’LL WALK THIS TOGETHER

    THE NEXT TIME YOU’LL WALK IT ALONE.”


    IT’S NOT AS I IMAGINED; BUT,

    THOSE WORDS AS I RECALL,

    SPOKE OF ME WALKING WITHOUT YOU

    BUT I’M NOT WALKING ALONE AT ALL.


    I’LL THINK OF OUR DAYS SPENT TOGETHER

    OUR HOPES AND OUR DREAMS THROUGH THE YEARS

    THOSE MEMORIES KEEP YOU RIGHT BY MY SIDE

    STILL I KNOW THAT I'M GOING TO SHED TEARS

     
    THE DEAR LORD  SPOKE AND CALLED YOU

     HIS SERVANT HE HAD TO CLAIM

    I KNOW YOU'LL BE STANDING AND WAITING FOR ME

    WHEN I HEAR THE LORD CALLING MY NAME

     

    For Laurie, A tribute to her Mother

    CMLESTRADE©09/15/2009

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    knight4696 commented on OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH

    01-10-2010

    Bravo!! What a beautiful poem you have penned here! Love every line. Very Nice indeed. Ken

    MrGee commented on OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH

    12-30-2009

    As usual you have a well written poem. The rhymn and rhythmn well placed. A beautiful tribute to Mother. obviously a 10

    cmlestrade

    12/31/2009

    Thanks so much. I am getting so frustrated trying to master all the changes on this site.

    bloomingsun commented on OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH

    11-20-2009

    This is a warm and comforting way to begin to move through grief. A labyrinth is a fitting metaphore for this process...( it took me 20 years to get through mine). Beautiful write, well done!

    cmlestrade

    11/21/2009

    Thank you for the nice comment.

    stellar commented on OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH

    11-07-2009

    This is very touching to the heart...kind of sweet melancholia embrace me while reading this one..love it

    cmlestrade

    11/10/2009

    Thank you for these kind words stellar

    mdpoetgirl commented on OUR WALK THROUGH THE LABYRNTH

    10-28-2009

    Intriguing. Brilliantly written, and I enjoyed reading it. That's an interesting way to look at death - a walk through a labyrinth. That line "today we'll walk this together, the next time you'll walk it alone" is so endearing and sad. But all in all, this is a comforting message to one experiencing loss.

    cmlestrade

    10/29/2009

    Her Mother actually said those words. At the retreat she said she thought she was just being a Mom at the time and said,Öh Mom". When she spoke at the retreat my heart broke for her.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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