POEMS FOR THE LOSS OF A SPOUSE
Two hearts we were as one on Earth,
Two hearts that were entwined,
My love for you was ever strong,
Now you live inside my mind.
Your lovely life just slipped away,
That life so full of zest!
Your twinkling eyes got weary,
Your beating heart took rest.
I know you’ve gone to Heaven,
From Earth you slipped away,
But faith in you my dearest Lord
Keeps me strong each day.
Two hearts once beat together,
Now one beats all alone.
I know one day we’ll meet Dear Lord,
The day you call me home.
By Dawn Glenton
Our Special Place In Heaven
There’s a special place in Heaven
that’s reserved for you and I,
A special little place in our
home up in the sky.
If God calls me to Heaven
and I reach it before you do,
I promise I’ll take care of it the
way you’d want me to.
I will keep it warm and tidy –
the way you like a home to be,
And I’ll brighten it with Heaven’s
flowers, angels’ songs and poetry.
© Faye Kilday 2003
Garden Of Longing
I know where the garden of longing is
I’ve been there many a time
To see your beautiful smiling face
And hold your hand in mine
We walk the paths where flowers bloom
And watch the butterflies
We share some childhood memories
Of yesterday’s gone by
Many tears I’ve cried since you went away
My life has changed so much
Without you here to share with me
Or feel your gentle touch
I miss your smile, your laughter too
I miss those days gone by
I often sit and wonder
About all the reasons why
I guess your blooms were so beautiful
All covered with glistening mist
That God sent the angels down that day
And checked you off his list.
I don’t always find living my life so easy,
With our time of being together now gone.
Although it is so hard with you not here,
I do know, that my life must continue on.
I miss all of the things we always shared,
and so many things we had not yet done.
Everything that was special with only you,
which can not be replaced; not by anyone.
I know I have to continue on with my life,
until time comes for me to again join you.
If I were able to hear you speaking to me,
I’m sure, you’d be saying these words too.
Although my sad heart still aches for you,
and my life isn’t the same as it was before.
Life is far too precious not to be fully lived,
and I’m blessed, to still have time for more.
Memories of you will forever be my strength,
and they will live, with you inside of my heart.
I will remember everything you mean to me,
instead of living the sadness of being apart.
So I will always carry your love in my heart,
living my life the best way that I know how.
Remembering this is what you’d want of me,
and I must therefore start to live again, now.
I’m Still Here
Please don’t mourn for me
I’m still here, though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I’m always near
I’m everything you feel, see, or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I’ll never wander out of your sight
I’m the brightest star on a warm summer night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.
I’m the colorful leaves when winter comes round
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine
And you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you
Talk to me and I will listen.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees
And you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I’m the smile you see on a stranger’s face.
Just look for me…I’m everyplace.
From your Angel in Heaven
I see tears fall down your face
When your thoughts have turned to me.
Just know that I’m in heaven,
With my Lord, who’s set me free.
No pain or sadness do I feel,
For God is by my side.
The beauty here in Heaven
Is now where I reside.
I know it’s hard for you to cope
For you can’t feel my touch.
But every moment, I can see
And love you very much.
When you are at your lowest
And feel you can’t go on,
Look towards the heavens
The light will be turned on.
Talk to me, just like you did
On Earth when I was there.
You see, I’m not so far away
Only as far as a prayer.
And when it’s time for you to join
me up in Heaven above.
It’s then that you will realize,
The Golden Place of love.
For here there is no sadness,
Just everlasting light.
Someday we will be joined again,
When it’s time to take your flight.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey
I Only Wanted You
They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I’ve cried.
If love alone could have saved you,
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one can ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I’d walk the path to heaven,
to bring you back again.
Our time on Earth has ended,
and nothing seems the same.
But when God calls me to be with you,
Our love will live again.
God Saw You Getting Tired
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around you and whispered “Come With Me.”
With tearful eyes I watched you, slowly fade away,
Although I loved you dearly, I would not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
God broke my heart to prove to me,
He only takes the best.
Come With Me
The Lord saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So He put his arms aroud you
And whispered “Come with me.”
With tearful eyes I watched you suffer
And saw you fade away.
Although I loved you dearly,
I could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Your beautiful smile at rest.
God broke my heart to prove,
He always takes the best.
It’s lonesome here without you,
I miss you so each day.
My life just isn’t the same
Ever since you went away.
When days are sad and lonely
And everything goes wrong,
I hear you gently whisper,
“Cheer up and carry on.”
Each time I see your picture,
You seem to smile and say,
“Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,
We’ll meet again someday.”
With You In Spirit
Your heart may be heavy and aching,
Now that I’m no longer here.
But, though you may shed many tears,
Let memories banish your fear.
My arms are no longer around you.
My lips cannot speak of my love.
But, I’m with you in spirit each day,
As I look down from Heaven above.
The house may be silent without me.
It doesn’t mean I can’t be there.
And, every night that you sleep,
Our love, in your dreams, we still share.
As you continue, alone on earth,
I’ll be with you each step of the way.
I can still be the strength that you need,
To carry you through each new day.
Although, I know you can’t see me,
Our spirits are joined as before.
So, whenever you feel uplifted,
Know it’s me just loving you more.
In Heaven, we’re given a gift
To still tend to the ones left behind.
So, smile when you think of me.
I remain in your heart and your mind.
You Never Said Goodbye
You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why.
A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one will ever fill
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.
Cry Not For Me
Cry not for me,
I have no pain in leaving.
Do not visit my grave,
For I no longer exist there.
I am in the air that you breathe,
I am in the sun that warms you,
I am in the rain that fills your springs,
I am in the heaven that you dream of,
We are forever,
You and I.
Find your way,
I shall always step with you.
Speak to me often,
I shall always hear you.
Give me your love,
I shall always feel you.
Know in your heart
I will be with you every day.
But, until we meet again,
‘I Am In Your Heart’
It is time now, for me to rest.
I know, we have been together
for so very long.
Please remember this my dear,
Together we walked side by side
for many years.
Now my Dear love,
you must be strong.
I really did not want
to leave you,
So many choices
are out of our hands.
I know you will weep,
most loved ones do.
Draw strength from our family
Together firmly stand.
Yes, my sweetheart,
Don’t let too many days go by
with pain and heart ache.
These will ease up as you cry
I live on, inside your heart.
Do not remember me
Remember the years
of joy and love.
Remember the laughter
and all we shared.
I am now in Our Lords heart,
He remembers me
And one day,
true peace of God,
will be all around
Together again, we shall be.
‘Rest In Peace’
You are not forgotten my love
Nor will you ever be.
As long as life and memory last,
Your soul will live in me.
I’ll miss you now
My heart is sore.
As time goes by
I’ll miss you more.
Your loving smile,
Your gentle face,
No one can fill your vacant place.
Beautiful are memories of a moonlit night with you,
The spark of love we lit and all the world felt new.
My heart told me I’d known you, in times so long ago,
Something deep inside me had set my soul aglow.
Soul-mates re-united, bound by the ties of past,
Through each and every age this perfect love will last.
So at our journey’s end and the time has come to part,
An endless cord of love will link us heart to heart.
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