I Wonder To Him

 

Barbara led a session about our marriages, wedding pictures, and obits.  I wrote this poem about my husband Wayne who died of leukemia.  A couple of women asked if they could change the name and use the poem in honor of their own dear ones.  I agreed and changed "To Wayne" to

"To Him."

 

I wonder when

I kiss my dear one’s fading flesh

Taste life’s loss as our lips mesh

I wonder why

Caresses, comfort I did give

Then, after all he could not live…

I wonder how and where

To find the strength I sorely need

I dream his words so oft indeed…

He swore he’d leave our sweet love never

He said life’s strangest force forever

Was how love does but change its form

And I must accept this as the norm…

I lift my heavy heart to day’s bright light

His breath, a breeze, calms me at night

Warm fire, clear cool water, freshest air

Earth’s green goodness shows me his care…

I wonder…but truly sense and know

Above, among the clouds of angels’ wings

My love, a new soul, sings and sings.

Virginia L. Wylie

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Virginia resides in Brookdale Orange City, Florida and is the author of the poetry that appears here. The views and opinions expressed in this poetry are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.

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