Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Did you know when
you went to bed
on Friday
that it was the last time?
Did you somehow hold
him closer or
whisper a prayer?
Or were you as surprised
as we were?

Do you know when things are about to change?
At the end?
Do you hear voices you
don't understand?
Does your skin
quiver as the
angels draw near?

Where do we go from here?
Where are we
when the shock wears off?

There are so many cliches around death.
None of them
make any sense
when your heart breaks
inside of your chest.
Not one of them will heal it.

I know that if you could
you would say
It is so precious -
this life.
I know you would want
just one more day
as much as we do.

(A friend of mine passed away last night. I don't know where to put the feelings I have right now except here. Even though you don't know them, please send good wishes out for her husband and family - and then squeeze the one you love very very hard tonight. Tell them that you love them and thank them for being in your life.)



Ladyv said...

oh meg.
i'm so sorry for your loss.
i will most definitely send good wishes into the universe for your friends husband and family.
i understand the place of grief in having a friend pass away and i send you love and support from afar.

snow_shop said...

so sad to bump into a nice blog and read about sad news...condolences! i read it just before preparing myself to say that the poem is sad but somehow nice

Shannon said...

I'm sending you and her family good, comforting thoughts of peace. So sorry to hear of this loss. Let them know that people out here are thinking of them!
And you, we're sending you love too!

Anonymous said...

oh honey, i'm so sorry to hear this news. i will you keep you all in my thoughts.

enchantedartist said...

I am thinking of you...and your dear friend's family...

Sending peace and love out to you all...

dreamergirl said...

Meg, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will send good wishes to her husband and family and to you.

sending you love and hugs

Jaime said...

I am so very sorry too, to hear that you have lost a friend.
Big heart hugs go out to you and to her family.
Thinking of you xo

Tori said...

Life is so fleeting and I am so sorry for you.
Hold your love tightly and know that I am sending you comfort.

GreenishLady said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Colleen said...

So sorry for your loss Meg. Thinking of you and your friend's family at this sad time.
Take care of you

Amber said...

I'm so sorry, sweetie. I know how hard it is to lose a friend, and really nothing but walking through it will do any good. Your words here are moving.
I will say prayers for the family to have peace.



Jessie said...

oh dear meg, i am so sorry. i can feel the sense of loss in your words so deeply. vinny is late flying in from a business trip and the weather is bad, causing me to worry. you can bet that i will hug him very tightly when he arrives home, but to remember this love and what we mean to each other--our family, our friends--yes, this is important to remember. i wish that we so often weren't reminded of that through death.

i love you, dear friend. my thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

I will add you and your friend's husband and family to my prayers. Sending you lots of love from across the pond! Love you!
Sue xoxo

liz elayne lamoreux said...

i am so sorry to read this meg. so sorry for you and your friend and the families.

i am sending you and all of them peace...

Thea Coughlin said...

the pain this stirs in me is near overwhelming....grief sucks darling-it so does.

I think I tend to scamper away from it as fast and as best I can.

I love you and you are in my heart

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Frankie said...

I'm SO SO SO sorry for your loss, sweet Meg. All my thoughts and love and hugs to you!!! xoxox

caroline : my pocket said...

Oh, that's heartbreaking... Sending you belated hugs and peace to the sorrow of her family. x