Tuesday, July 21, 2015

there is silence now, warrior

there is silence now warrior
the sands no longer acquiesce
to the grace of your footsteps.
we feel you brush by
on your journey, where
sorrow and pain are
not part of the landscape.
your heartbeats now hushed
by the winds who await us.
your words, heard, with
our hearts still beating.
your voice echoing within its

emptied by your absence.
a chorus of tears.
there is silence now,
you are no longer here.


Patrice Ann Thomas said...

That is so sad and beautiful, Karen. It brought about a much needed crying jag for me. Thankyou.

karen lyons kalmenson said...

You are so welcome patrice. I cried as i wrote this...Part of the healing process


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i am older than dirt and proud of it!!!! i have managed to incorporate my eternal 60's nation spirit with the high tech 21st century world. i am an artist/writer, who dabbles in rhyme, and, sometimes, reason. my passions are my husband, who is truly the wind that ruffles my sails, animals rights, yoga, the beach, waking up in the morning. i find inspiration in too many things to list, and far too many more to remember. i have added sketching, watercolor painting, and photography to my ways of expressing joy and gratitude. from living with a chronic illness, i have learned the beauty of each day, and treat each as another sun salutation, and another chance. P.S. all painting, poems and photographs are my originals karen Lyons kalmenson