2018

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The ending of a  year of fullness and emptiness,

some seconds lasted an eternity and some weeks passed by in a blink.

A horrible year of watching newscasts filled with human misery, then,

to notice a simple reflection on my windshield could take my breath away.

Days when the seniors around me and the youngest children brought the same joy.

 

When family and good friends surrounded my heart with love

And when aloneness permeated my soul .

Some trees have been pruned and stand strong,

while quercus rubra fell into a million pieces.

 

My tears have fallen as heavy as the rains

and laughter tumbled over itself like the swollen brooks.

Music has stirred me, given me hope, and

memory of old, forced me to the ground of my grief.

 

This year will move into next year,

shaping the time that is to come,

imagining that much will be repeated,

ever more reminding me that I am alive still.

5 thoughts on “2018

  1. Thinking of you Dear Janet, with love & understanding. Your words always touch my heart
    In such a special way. May the New Year bring peace & blessing. Love in Christ, Sherry

  2. That was beautiful Janet. I hope you and your family have a happy new year. I pray that this new year will offer greater peace and comfort during our grief. I also pray that we will be reminded continuously of God grace and mercy and we will be assured that we are never alone.

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