Monday, March 30, 2009

the strength of memory

i wondered what would remain
when it seemed that
so much was being lost...forgotten
sitting with you in silence
you reached for my hand
and held it for a very long time
i hardly dared to breathe
not wanting to break the spell
when the tears came
i let them fall
you were leaving
and your struggle
was so hard to witness
for i could see
that in the last days of your life
you remembered
everything

3 comments:

Cheryl Finley: said...

Stacy,
This mandala..and your beautiful words are beyond description - so I'll just accept them as a gift and keep them in my heart. Thank you.

Elysa said...

Wow. Who were you writing about Stacy?

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

very touching and bittersweet poem...beautiful mandala...