Friday, February 7, 2014

When You Miss A Loved One

The following poem is a collaboration between myself and a dear friend, Sheri Stanley.  It is dedicated to all those who have lost a loved one, a reminder that life goes on and the heart does heal.

When You Miss A Loved One
                   Kristina Hooper and Sheri Stanley United States

Just take a little stroll into the garden
to the Dynamite Crepe Myrtle
Let its radiance shine upon your face
Relax and feel the breeze, touch the smile,
and know they are there by your side
A flutter of tears soon overwhelms
to ease the sorrow that penetrates
through your falling tears;

every tear is a memory,
gently caressing the aching heart
frozen by grief, trapped in sorrow
the warmth permeates,
and slowly the heart begins to heal again,
a sign that life is present and worth living
Just as the Crepe Myrtle stands strong through storms,
so shall we survive and carry on.