I Have Seen

I have seen an old woman

Sitting in a rocking chair

The warmth of the desert sun

Shining on her through the front window

Surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends

The smile on her face as she basks in the beauty of her life’s work

In her eyes, not a glimmer of regret

For none of this could be, if not for her

 

I have seen an urn, flanked with flowers, purple and sun

A pastor weaving scripture of hope, love and God

Images of a life lived in faith and purpose

Trembling to the words of hallelujah

They find peace in the knowing

For every breath, every step taken

She will be by their side

And in the eyes of those who remain

Is found, a reflection of her

 

I have seen an empty rocking chair

The warmth of the desert sun

Shining through the front window

Surrounded by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends

A circle which cannot be broken

For a love which is shared

Is not bound by flesh, bone or earth

It is a love eternal

 

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