Thursday, April 21, 2016

Poem To Bill






Poem To Bill

you gave me memories

that have stayed

hanging around

your ghost

long after you left


years turn to decades

i feel you

close to me

i 've become myself

because of you


i feel you

home in my heart

where you

always

live with me

2 comments:

thesycamoretree said...

I'm glad you're husband's memory fills you with strength and comfort. To me that is the ultimate stage of grief - not just acceptance, but finding the inner warmth of that person still living in your heart. (((Cat)))

Catherine Meyers said...

Thank you so much Bev for your heart felt and kind comment.

I believe you are very right. I never thought of it that way.

Some may think it strange or perhaps morbid, that as the years have passed and continue to do so, I feel closer to Bill, because our time apart is getting less, and that comforts me, and makes me feel safe.

But I know if he was still alive, with me living, he would so love being here in this house, on this beautiful land, and magical place in Nova Scotia that is Apple River.

He loved Nova Scotia so much, though he grew up in tough and mean streets in the city Toronto.

And so, I can feel him with me and I know he watches over me always. Today was one of those days and I knew it even more so.