Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Poem for Unresolved Grief

(To be read with Marvin Gaye’s Distant Lover in background)

When thy lover has gone to eternity
When the touch is no longer there to feel in the night, in the day
The smile the walk, sweetness of body, kissing of lips breast and thigh
When thy lover has gone
A day we never imagine
For love blinds us to things not seen
But yet the day came like a cloud of thunder
Pouring down upon our head, drowning us in sorrow of the worse kind
We cannot walk but listen each day to her voice message til we are taken away
And yet we want to hear for the last time the voice of love
For all the joy we shared the blending of two into one
The thinking of two into one
When thy lover has gone
We are worse than dead yet alive to suffer a pain no man can know
Who has never loved a true love we say we want but never get
But we have lived what few ever know the touch the feel the constant smile
When thy lover has gone
The earth opens for the mate as well
There are no tears enough
No silent moments to consider and get over matters of the heart
We are confined in the prison of life and wish to leave
For other worlds to see if we can meet again
The one so kind so true
But life keeps us here bound like slave to master
Yet we yearn for paradise for life is love and love has gone
So desire is great and pain is a mountain we cannot climb
We go to familiar places but are lost and cannot find the way home
We call a friend to pick us up
And take us back to home
And there we sit in stupor thinking of the days when joy ruled our world
And now the joy has gone and never will return.
Lord help us through the day, help us through the night
It hurts to breathe to think to see a picture of our beloved
But we try until the night consumes us and we sleep
Hoping tomorrow will be a better day.

--Dr. M

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