You Never Know That Feeling
A word in saddened whisper, and conversation brief,
you see the people coming, then they go,
bringing food, flowers; condolences for grief,
plus sympathy for such a telling blow.
You take your turn, to acknowledge what is pain,
and find it hard to hold back with your tears,
for sobbing takes its toll that is so hard to explain,
which only time can heal and that is years.
But for mourners not family who offer their respect,
life must return to normal day to day,
so a life will be remembered, but with no affect;
even anniversaries hold little sway.
So closeness and feeling of each eternal love,
that over many years began and grew.
But when there comes a calling from the Lord above,
you never know that feeling ‘til it’s you.
Copyright © Lindsay Laurie | Year Posted 2020
Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.