...So much ahead, so much to come,
That future gone makes our hearts numb.
I knew her heart, but not enough;
You'll have more time, was my mind's bluff...
These poems come to help us cope;
We'll hold her soul and cling to hope.
For there is beauty in this, too;
Lives touching lives, as angels flew.
Poetry can be so many things: beautiful, lively, healing, hopeful, encouraging, funny. But it's frightening, too, very personal and not mainstream. It is in the spirit of overcoming fears that Jessie and I once talked about, that I fight my own fears about publishing my poetry. She wanted to make a positive contribution to life and it is my prayer that these poems are our way of partnering together to help make a positive difference for others.
This online journal is a compliment to my book, Rays of Hope in Times of Loss, that I wrote in the weeks that followed Jessie's passing. Here I'll post advice, stories from others who are also dealing with loss, reviews and, other information about moving through transitions in healthy ways.
I hope this helps you find courage and comfort during difficult life passages.