The Span of Our Dreams
I could not say goodbye when you suddenly left
My voice fell away from your emptied chest.
You vanished in moments to the dust of this world.
While I still stood by, bound like a child curled.
I held your sweet laughter, tears and joy sighs;
Delight in life’s giving, and gifts true and wise.
How could your soul make such a passage to go
Without word, prayer or sign- to have let me know.
I held your life dear in my own hearts wing
With the span of our dreams for each sacred thing.
Two was a force that could forge all with might.
I never believed that you could vanish from sight.
This isn’t goodbye, I cannot speak, even still
For my heart lies awake with one wing here to fill.
Come to me, let a prayer come through blushed with love,
telling me, holding, keeping us from above.
Give peace to my path, to my heart and my hand.
Its time now, I know, to mind God’s command.
©2012 Linda Willows
Dedicated to my Mother, who passed so soon, and so suddenly and long ago.