Who Do I Ring?

Who do I ring?

When I can’t remember a birthday date
And fate decrees I’m far too late
To send a card now.
Who will show me yet again
How to repair a trouser tear and steer
Me through the process?

Who will update me on family news,
And choose the choicest bits to amuse
Our conversation?
Who will smile as I enter the room
And assume
I’m whom she expected?

I’ve kept her last voice message,
An emotional hostage,
To help me bridge the gap.
To hear her voice
And rejoice in her choice
Of conversation starter.

Now and then I bathe in her sound
As I’ve found grief rebounds
When it’s totally unexpected.
When I’m driving home in the dark and the rain
I’ll still ring you Mam,
Again and again.

Copyright wordz2Go July 2016
1 Corinthians 13:11-12

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Emptiness

Emptiness is tearing my heart apart:
A searing pain
Washes over me in waves
Causing a tsunami of emotions
As my brain processes
Your death.
How can someone just cease to exist?
You’ve always been there for me,
Always loved me no matter what
And now we speak only in my mind,
I see you only in photos that evoke memories
Of happy times gone by.
Will my memories be enough?
Will my future grandchildren come to love you too?
I’ve scanned photo after photo
Looking for you Mam
And you’re there, I see you,
But I can’t touch you.

Even though I know you’re safe,
Part of me is missing
And I will never be the same.
I hold to the promise
That I will see you again

Copyright wordz2Go June 2016
1 Corinthians 13: 8-10

Love

Can you offer a prayer for a dying man,
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you, can
You stroke and hold his limpid hand,
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you can?

Can you remove fear at the point of death
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you, can
You ease his pain as he sighs his last breath
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you can?

Can you offer a prayer for his unchained soul,
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you, can
You rejoice for a soul that has returned home,
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you can?

Can you offer a prayer for a dying man,
Can you offer a prayer,
Can you can?
Copyright wordz2Go 4 January 2015