Dark veil of devastation and pain
covers her soul,she breathes in vain.
For the love of her life has left her here
to view the world through eyes of fear.
There can be no solace nor hint of reason;
simply a heart that knows only treason.
Some say he will dwell in a better place
yet streaming tears burn into her face.
Taken too soon and harshly at that
he's finished at last his mortal combat.
On crystalline waters he steps to the sky
and no longer does he question why.
Yet clouds of anger and confusion
have smothered her in some illusion.
She traces the timbre of his voice
and knows she has to make a choice.
He's gone but never from her soul.
In time she'll leave this deep black hole.
On a personal note: my dearest friend of thirty years lost her husband today from pancreatic cancer...this was written- tearfully -for her.