Tuesday 6th December
Last Christmas was just a blur
Everything happened around me
This year it’s much more acute
I’m facing the stark, cold reality.
Shock and numbness have worn off
And sadly, in view for all to see
My broken heart is missing a piece
You’re no longer here with family.
I seem to be reminded every day
How much you enjoyed the holidays
All the lights, glitter and sparkle
You should be here for always.
But all is quiet, no joyful laughter
There’s just a great, big empty space
One vacant chair, waiting for you
To sit down, and take your place.
But we’ll keep talking about you
And I’ll certainly keep talking to you
Your presence remains everywhere
Our love will help me to get through.
Moon and beyond
Alive in our hearts
A precious bond.