The Life I Loved | Sympathy Poems

The Life I Loved
(Sympathy Poems)

Because I have loved life
I shall have no sorrow to die ..
I have sent up my gladness on wings
to be lost in the blue of the sky.

I have run and leaped with the rain
I have taken the wind to my breast ..
My cheek like a drowsy child to
the face of the earth I have pressed.

Because I have loved life
I shall have no sorrow to die ..

I have kissed young Love on the lips
I have heard his song to the end ..
I have struck my hand like a seal
in the loyal hand of a friend.

I have known the peace of heave
the comfort of work done well ..
I have longed for death in the
darkness and risen alive out of hell.

Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die ..

I give a share of my soul to the
world where my course is run ..
I know that another shall finish
the task I must leave undone.

I know that no flower, nor flint
was in vain, on the path I trod .l.
As one looks on a face through a window
through life I have looked on God.

Because I have loved life
I shall have no sorrow to die.

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I Stood By Your Bed Last Night | Grief Loss Poems

I Stood By Your Bed Last Night
(Grief Loss Poems)

I stood beside your bed last night
I came to have a peep ..
I could see that you were crying
quietly in your sleep.

I touched you softly
as you brushed away a tear ..
“It’s me, I haven’t left you,
I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast
I watched you pour coffee ..
You were thinking of how much you
were in LOVE with me.

I was with you at the store today,
Your arms were getting sore ..
I longed to take your parcels
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today
You tend it with such care ..
I want to reassure you
that I’m not really there.

I walked with you to the house
as you fumbled for your key ..
I gently put my hand on you
I smiled and said “it’s me.”

You looked so very tired
and sank into a chair ..
I tried so hard to let you know
that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me to be
so near you everyday ..
To say to you with certainty
“I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly, then
smiled, I think you knew ..
In the stillness of that evening
I was very close to you.

The day is over I smile and watch
you yawning and say ..
“Goodnight, God bless
I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right for you
to cross the brief divide ..
I’ll rush across to greet you and
we’ll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you
there is so much for you to see ..
Be patient, live your journey out
then come home to be with me.

© Colleen Fitzsimmons