A death can bring so many lessons of life full circle.
It can remind you of a love that was never present and the broken heart with which you lived.
It can remind you of the laughter of fleeting moments you tried to grasp like grains of sand.
It can remind you of the shattered dreams you struggled to repair but never won.
A death can reach back to the recesses of your mind and coax the darkest memories to life.
It can replay the hours of abandonment and tears that fell like rain.
It can replay the joy of a child captured in fields of grace now covered with an early fog.
It can replay spouts of anger that burst forth like hidden minefields yet receded with the wind.
A death can teach so many miraculous things that only grief can ingrain.
It can instill confidence of who you once were and who you have become.
It can instill a wonder for your destiny and a yearning to travel a faster path.
It can instill a settling peace that confirms your life was meant to be.
A death can open the windows to the soul and draw the embers to build a flame.
A death can slam the door on the heart and smolder the very passion left to breathe.
The choice is yours to make in the midst of your sorrow, and only you can choose.
Penned – 11/8/22 – MG
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.Revelation 21:4
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.Psalm 126:5-6