Monday, 28 March 2011

Eulogy for life

Today is my mother's funeral. Here is a poem I wrote a little while ago when another relative died, tragically and at too young an age. Writing it helped me come to terms with my grief at least a little bit.
Everything dies.
Everything.
That is unavoidable.
I do not know the answers
to questions about the future
and what lies beyond.
I am not a teacher;
I am not a guru;
I am not a mother
to offer platitudes
to children.
But I do know this:
We have this moment;
and in it we can do
whatever we want.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

My thoughts are with you today x

cargillwitch said...

I am so very sorry for your loss

Granny Kate said...

So sorry. Write about her when the time comes to do so. I know you know she isn't gone, but oh how you'll miss her just the same. I lost my mother in 1989 and she still visits me in dreams from time to time and I still talk to her. As long as you live, she will live. Blessings and healing thoughts I'll send your way.

Rick Loftus, M.D. said...

Blessings to you.

Makarios said...

May the Goddess guard her. May she find her way to the Summerlands. May you and all of her friends and family know peace.