& Moving On
Poem - Someday
Journey of Hearts
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The author of this poem, Linda Drewes,
sent several poems in the hopes "that somewhere, someone will gather some
comfort from these words and know that they are not alone." They seemed
very fitting for the holiday, for those who are mourning the loss of loved
ones. (See also My Own Shining Star) This poem
spoke of remembering, reaching a point of integrating the loss and moving
on. Linda wrote, "No matter how many years go by, the loss of a child always
stays fresh within your heart." She wrote that "This poem needs no explanation."
I sit and hold your picture
As you looked so long ago.
I wonder, how would you look
Were you here with me today.
God had you in His plans that
You were lifted from my arms.
But still, as days go passing
My eyes keep searching, everywhere.
My heart is still as broken
As it was that other day, and,
Though the years have passd
I'll love you, each and every
And if the Lord gave me one wish
I wouldn't think, not for a
I'd ask to see your face, my
For just a single, fleeting
You're locked up deep within
And etched into my heart.
And when the time is right,
I'll once more fold you into
© Linda Drewes
About the Author
Linda Drewes lost a son in a
drowing accident on April 1, 1968. She discovered Journey of Hearts
thru a newspaper article in our hometown paper [which we are still trying
to discover]. She writes, "No matter how many years go by, the loss of
a child always stays fresh within your heart, and I thank you for this
She describes herself as "a
soon to be (January) 60-year-old mother of four living children of my own,
and step-mom to three others! We have 19 grandchildren, all of whom are
dearly loved." She writes "you never forget what once was...............especially
at this time of the year. The questions are always in your mind.......what
would they be like now? How many kids would they have? What goals would
he have attained in their lifetime?"
This poem was a way to put feelings
on a page so that I would have them to look at in the years to come, and
so that others could share my feelings...... in dealing with the first
Christmas without my beloved son.
She sent the poem with the message:
I just hope that somewhere,
someone will gather some comfort from these words and know that they are
not alone. I want them to know that there are so many other Mothers and
Fathers that know what they are going through, and share, not only their
grief, but their feelings. My arms and my love reach out to each and every
one of them. I not only share their grief......I only hope that I can also
share their love too...............
And an my e-mail address, for anyone
would like to write me, the answer will come - with sharing and caring.....email@example.com
Last updated December 13, 1998
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