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Where Are They Today? They Are One Step Away..
Author: Terrie*

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while placing some flowers
and cleaning my husbands headstone
at the cemetary today
i was reminiscing of happy times in life w/my husband
tears started rolling down my face
as i listened to our song on the cd player
even through the tears
i found comfort and solice

a friends daughter whose mother rests close by
approached my side
i felt the bitterness in her heart
my tears were quickly dried

a thought came to mind
as she spoke from her heart
of the loved ones she sees no more
after her mother died

where are the people ....

that cried with me?
when my mom was laid to rest?
where are the caring souls
that promised they would always be with me?

she speaks of her father and her only sister

where are my loved ones
that said they were only a phone call away
where are they today?

did they also die that day?
where are the mothers
whom came over every morning for a bit of advice ?

where are the fathers
whom fished and hung around our home late into the night?
where are the children
that came over to share
home made ice cream with my sister and me?

i asked her....
where are the memories
of the sunrises and sunsets and water fights?
where are the memories of proms
and family nights?

where is your heart
that loved all so much
even when they were out of sight?

not everything has become
a memory of yesterday
there are the people
that once stood beside you?
and there they remain
if you take a moment to breath

memories remain intact
along with the many people that are
being called to be holding
someone elses hand as we speak

i turned on the cd player
i had her listen to a song
that i hold close to my heart
"Because you loved me"

with the the vision of that song
she shared a few tears
and thoughts with me
it brought all
the sweet memories back
of the people that still remain there
but she was too busy thinking about her loss
resisted to see what she gained
instead of feeling it with her heart
finally she realized that
they were always right there besides her..
at the end we were both there for each other
as we started looking back at our lifes..

------- Author's Notes -------

i wrote this after i heard the pain in the heart of a friends daughter .. sometimes..we forget about the little things that one does in our life... when our heart hurts..

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