Sunday, 19 February 2012

How We Feel Without You

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
We’d run right up to heaven above, and bring You home again.
A thousand words can’t bring You back,
We know because we tried,
And neither can a million tears,
We know because we cried.
As every tear we shed for You becomes a star above,
We build for You a House of Lights, lit by eternal love.
You never said You’re going away,
You never said goodbye,
You were gone before we knew,
And only god knew why.

An angel in the Book of Life
Wrote down our Baby’s birth.
She closed the book too soon, and said:
“Too beautiful for Earth.”
None know the pain that drowns our souls,
What we are forced to face,
You have our word: we’ll meet again,
Someday we will embrace.
There’ll be a time, we promise You,
We’ll meet on heaven’s land,
We’ll kiss Your face; we’ll hold You tight,
And then You’ll understand.

We hear that it was “meant to be,
God doesn’t make mistakes…”
But that won’t soften our worst blow,
Or make our hearts not ache.
Our hearts still mourn in wretched grief,
And secret tears still flow,
Oh, what it means to lose You,
How painfully we know!
When we are sad and lonely,
And everything goes wrong,
We hear You whisper in our ears:
“Cheer up and carry on.”

Each time we see Your pictures,
You seem to smile and say:
“Don’t cry, I’m only sleeping, folks,
We’ll meet again someday.”
They say there is a reason,
They say that time will heal,
But neither time nor reason,
Will change the way we feel.
For no one knows the heartache,
That we in our smiles hide,
And no one knows how many times,
We’ve broken down and cried.

We’ll tell You a little secret, Angel,
So You will have no doubt:
You’re so wonderful to think of,
But so hard to live without.
In life we loved You dearly,
In death we love You still,
In our hearts You hold a place,
That none can ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose You,
But You didn’t go alone,
For our hearts went with You,
The day god took You home.

The world may never notice if a snowdrop doesn’t bloom,
Or even stop to shed a tear if one’s joy turns to gloom.
But every life that ever forms, or ever comes to be,
Touches the world in some small way for all eternity.
The Little One who we long for
Was swiftly here and gone,
But the love Her presence planted is
A light that still shines on.
And though our arms are empty,
Our hearts know what to do.
Each heartbeat of our grieving souls
Speaks of our love for You.

To some You are forgotten,
To others, part of the past,
But to us who loved and lost You,
Your love will always last.
Nothing on earth matters now,
And we feel so alone;
Our hearts will always be broken,
Our lives will never be whole.
We might be parted for a while;
Our souls will be together,
For one day soon we’ll re-unite,
This time it’ll be forever.


Inspired by obituary poems on