Dedicated to a loved one and his family
You fight back tears until you can no longer.
And we cry with you too.
Though our tears are not for us.
They are for you.
They are for your family.
They are for all the people your loved one has left behind.
We see you trying to stay strong in those hours after their passing.
The moment truly hasn’t sunk in.
We don’t know what to say.
So we stand with you.
We feel hopeless,
Yet, we’ll act the moment you need us.
We all hover silently around you.
Our silence gives us time to remember your person.
Even the briefest of moments, we hold them close for you.
Because we know, that what we feel, you feel infinitely more.
There is little we can do to ease your suffering.
Except to tell you we are here for you.
Everyone you know and love is thinking of you.
For life is truly fleeting.
We are here for a mere moment.
And then we are gone the next.
In these times of tragedy, we hold each other closer than ever.
As time progresses, your pain will turn into an ache.
And for most of us, one day, your loved one will be a memory.
But to you – their family – they will forever be the piece missing in your heart.
The piece taken from your soul,
Forever engrained in loving light in your heart.
For you had a short amount of time together,
But your time was filled with love and laughter.
They will be proudly looking down on you,
As we will be walking proudly beside you,
So you will never be alone.