It is going to a rough week for me – seeing a dear friend for the last time today. Death is always difficult for those of us to stay behind. I hate it above almost everything in this world.
In honor of love and life and friendship, today I’m sharing a poem from dear DiAnne Ebejer. See more of her work and follow her at: http://www.facebook.com/diannes.scribbles
Summer began with a promise
of new-found hope,
A gathering of strength and will.
Turned sunny into darkness,
Lightness into tension,
And the hope quickly devolved.Summer then, will linger
As just another hard reminder
That fresh starts lay dormant
In the field of celebration,
Far away and out of reach for now.
But I suppose it’s best to focus
More on laughter than tears,
More on what is good about a day,
than what is not.
And so, another gathering of words
And shared stories, and maybe some
laugh til’ you cry rememberings –
Re-tellings of past shenanigans.
Maybe it was all just a little reminder
To keep trying, reaching and hoping.
© DiAnne Ebejer