The Span of Our Dreams
I could not say goodbye when you suddenly left
My voice fell away from this emptied chest.
You vanished by hours into the dust of the earth
While I still stood by, bound to yesterdays’ mirth.
I heard your sweet laughter, tears and joy sighs;
Delight in life’s giving, and all gifts true and wise.
But how could your soul make such 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 love’s 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 yet, to will.
Come to me, speak with me, walk with the land.
I long for our times. It was dear. It was Grand.
Give mercy to my lips, to my heart and my hand.
T’is time now, I know, to mind all Sacred command.
©2012 Linda Willows
Dedicated to my Mother, who passed so soon, and so suddenly.