Here we are, in this camp of Burma
Again, pushing the left overs of the human hawk
Into the dust which waits to blend
A lover in the whirlwind of emotions, wife in utter strife
Family in the turmoil of loss
Friends in the loss of laughter
And onlookers
…wrapped in thoughts of their ends
…where it will be
…how it will be
…what will cause the be
Though no eye can see

This picture shows what we are
…leaves on this tree of life
Shedding ourselves when our seasons end
As our dears look on

But we will work our way down
…and rise in hearts
Having done all we can
…in contribution to memories
For death’s importance is its ability to remind us
…of the transiency of our existence

Rest well
Our dear Ahiaglo
And turn angel to guard and guide your earthly companion
Who has so much more to give
Before your reunion
Amoafowaa Sefa Cecilia © Nov. 1, 2019

4 thoughts on “A CANDLE IN THE DARK

  1. Powerful! So much said in so little space.
    We are visualizing the scene, then drawn into the emotive present situation and the past, and thoughts of hope and determination for the future….
    Great! You’ve said all there is to say, and more!!!
    Thank you.

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