I fell down, into and deeply far through,
such a hole filled, with long years without you.
On my way I reached, my hands out to feel.
If lost decades of heartbeats left bare there would reveal.
My mortal heart grieves in red, silent and still.
My veins feel your warm blush from Heaven’s own rush.
Was it too much to love with all my soul’s fill?
Maybe love dust reaches God’s trust all despite out own will.
Now I feel joined Hands from far yet sweetly beckoned near Land.
The Eternal must found you and rejoiced in God’s Pew.
Heart withstood too many tears of such joyous love’s hand.
Now a moment rushes into Life’s redeeming adieu.
Peace I find in entwined moments of the full gift’s divine
Hands to find when touched to reach peace in the place where we shone.
Tears to pearls all, trail fell onward, left to shine, deeply mined.
Walk again now, in blazing sunrise; red remembrance calls me all the way home.
©2012 Linda Willows
(photo credit: Katherine Watson)