Weeping and sobbing fills the air
The emptiness inside of me is unbearable
The happiness around me has disappeared
All joy replaced by sadness and grief
The calmness is unsettling
The pain–a burden to the heart
You breathed your last a few moments ago
My last chance to say goodbye has gone.
What’s going to happen now?
What’s going to happen now that you’re not there anymore?
Tears continue to fall
The pain is unbearable
I watched as you breathed for the last time
I saw your body and knew your soul had been taken up above.
You are still alive everywhere I go
Already your legacy has taken flight
I see you in all of the beauty that surrounds me,
But how am I supposed to let go?
Memories bring tears and pain
I am longing for something lost
The cruelty of this world has unveiled right before my eyes
Death and pain
Sorrow and grief
Heartbreak and sadness.
It’s all around me.
How are the wounds going to be mended?
How is everything going to be ok?
Why does it have to hurt so much?
Or am I just blinded by my pain?
So blind I can’t see through the tears that continue to flow
The shock and reality of it all has yet to settle in
I know you’re gone,
But I never thought you could leave me
I can’t comprehend the reality of it,
I can’t grasp it.
Yet, through all of the misery
A calm and peaceful feeling rests upon my heart
Shining through my pain is sacrifice;
The most painful thing of all:
Death on the cross
A perfect one suffering because of my acts
How am I to repay a debt that cannot be repaid?
Through my heartbreak, I feel joy,
For I know where you are
Rejoicing with your Savior,
The Holy One.
It will take some getting used to
This hole in my heart will take time to heal
I know I have to let go,
But I will always want one more moment with you
You have been released from your suffering
With your last breath, you expressed your love
Memories of you are cherished eternally in my heart
Unforgettable and inspirational
Nothing will ever be the same without you,
But in my heartbreak, I will find the courage to let go
The strength to say goodbye
The last goodbye.
Tears fall, hearts break
Your grave is crowned with the jewels of nature
The stone–quietly reminding me that you’re gone forever
Yet, you’ll still be in my heart
In the hearts of everyone
I won’t say I loved you
I will say I love you
For you will always be loved
Though you may be up above
You will be remembered eternally
Your legacy forever visible.
And through the rain and clouds
A single bird whistles
A strange sight to behold
Yet, it gives me strength and courage
Life is made of simple things that bring beauty to the world
Calling for its beloved
The bird flies into the trees and I don’t see it again
Much like you,
You flew to the Heavens
Calling for your beloved Jesus.
Your absence is hard to forget
You are missed
More than words can express
Your lingering memories are a comfort
The unbelief of your death has yet to settle in,
But the bird and its whistle keep coming back to mind
The flight to the trees to join his beloved
Like your flight to the heavens into the embrace of your Savior.
I say farewell for now
For I will see you one day,
But for now,
I utter the last goodbye.
And the bird whistles
For his beloved.
About the Author:
“My name is Grace, I’m 17, and I’m a fourth-year TPSer enrolled in German 4, Russian 2, Health & Wellness, and Psychology. My passion is to capture the beauty of the Creator through the lens of my camera whilst also pursuing the adventure that is just beyond the horizon. An entire world waits to be explored, and I intend to make it happen!”