Poetry Revealed

*A repost from October 13th 2009 – the 3rd anniversary of Brittany’s death  – feeling like I need to say it to her again as I sit here on vacation – in a place we visited so often – that now seems all to quiet, to vacant and to painful.*

Dedicated to my beautiful girl Brittany and to the many young people who have gone too soon – RIP

 

 

Vacant Space

There was a time when life was full
and we were always running the race
but now after these long 3 years
my life has become this vacant space.

There was a time when life was busy
and we were always running the race
always looking for more time to spend
but now all that exists is vacant space.

There was a time when life was so right
and we took it all for granted;
believing the joy would never end
but now all that exists is vacant space.

There was a time when I laughed at your jokes
and cried when you were hurting;
knowing that I would always be your mom
and you would always be my daughter;
but now all that exists is vacant space.

There was a time when you showed me
what it means to live beyond your ability
To imagine the world as your own
but now all that exists is vacant space.

There was a time when I saw you die and;
knowing although you were with God
helped me to heal – though still all I know
is the place in my heart where you lived is
now all but a vacant space.

There is a time when I have to move on
a time when I have to choose to be more
than I have been, that shell of a vacant space;
Only now do I realize that the vacant space is
still filled with your love and your sweet face.

Peace to you my sweet little girl Brittany.

love mom

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One thought on “Poetry Revealed

  1. That is so beautiful; Your words made me cry. Moving on is so very hard but truly you are not forgetting. Keep that vacant space full of memories and pull one out when you need too.

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