3 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. I am very empathetic. In 2001, my mom passed. But, six months prior she called me. A very unusual call. I wrote this poem reflecting about that call:
    I Think I Just Said Goodbye!©2001
    By David N. Lewis

    Many thoughts crowd my head.
    Too many to count as I go to bed,
    But one stands out with a sweet embrace,
    The touch of her hand, her loving face.

    A lifetime of tears and sacrifice,
    Gave her a heart full of joy,
    A girl and one boy.
    Her husband too, was a great source,
    With friendship and love he helped her course.

    Her faith in Christ is an example to me,
    Of an enduring love that wasn’t free.
    When I spoke to her last,
    My heart began to cry,
    I think I just said Goodbye!


    1. Poetry does seem to help one process through emotional situations; for me, it’s a carhartic means of expressing loss, frustration, and sorrow, more than joy or delight. Which means my poetry is less-than-lighthearted, I suppose. 🙂

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      1. I have used poetry to ‘vent’ as it were. Usually when I didn’t want to talk to anyone, but just to capture the thought or emotion and let it go. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.


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