And now you are gone, in memory of Denice

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Rewind 2 – for those who are missing loved ones today, here is my May post rewind, in memory of all those we have loved and lost



And now you are gone.

You didn’t mention your pain,

like always,

the gracious friend

not looking inwards,

just out to others

like a sunflower facing the sun.

And now you are gone.

My mind fills up

with so many memories,

like a photo album of our lives,

an instagram to your heart,

just as my eyes well up with tears

spilling over onto my cheeks.

And now you are gone.

We knew we would lose you

for such a long time,

yet I wanted to hold you,

smell you,

kiss your cheek before you went,

to say my goodbyes.

And now you are gone.

And I did not get that chance,

but you knew all these things

the last time we met,

you knew

and your hug at the door

said your goodbye,

it said, I am done now.

You wanted to slip away

without fuss,

without the centre stage,

just as always.

You were the stars in my sky

the shimmer of light

that falls across the table

in the afternoon sun,

the touch of a warm rug

nestled on my lap,

the bubbles as I sink

into a warm bath,

giggles in the corner

as we laughed and laughed,

my meditation and my angel,

like the arms of a sweet baby

wrapped around my neck,

the soft breeze

blowing on my face.

And now you are gone.

(for my darling friend Denice who passed away today after a battle of many years)

© Helen Edwards 30/5/13


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  1. djvagg on May 30, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I hear your pain, so sorry for your loss. Hugs Dianne

  2. Sally Marchini on May 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Sorry Helen, I only just saw this. So very sad for you. Beautiful words. Sending hugs, and to let you know how privileged I feel to have you in my life. Thank you x

  3. Lorenza Dall'Ara on May 30, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    So sad, but what beautiful words Helen, beautiful memories for you to hold close and feel her with you always! ♥

  4. Recycled Interiors: Homes With Heart on May 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    thanks Lorenza, that is so lovely <3

  5. Tina Schell on May 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    A lovely and touching tribute. You have a good heart.

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