She went away one morning
to a place we couldn’t reach
Leaving each of us to grapple
with indescribable grief
We never realized the depth of love
and the effect one person could have
how much we took for granted
and the people in our lives
the way she brought us all together
the strength of those relationships
bound by love
fragmented because of a lack of trust
Her going made us realize
how fragile our lives are
without the ones we cherish.
that strength and fragility of relationships
were two sides of a coin called love
In death, she bound us stronger
a shared love that brought us closer,
one that made us call and talk to each other more
one that still saw us sharing memories two years since
one that made our circle a little stronger
even though we were so different,
even though we were more prone to disagree than agree on anything.
even though we had hurt each other in the past.
She lives on
through the values she passed on.
through the memories that pop up on a random day.
And most of all because she lived a life,
one that will be remembered for her grace
and a love that has bound four generations
with something a lot more than just shared bloodlines.
Writing as a part of team Blue Lagoon.