grief and memories

Snapshot

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Poems about Death

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The pair of you lit up our hearts,
shoulder-to-shoulder, full-grown men.
We saw in you the boys you were,
recalled the sweetness that had been.

A parents’ moment, one we shared
with grateful glance and hard-won smile.
Life had its ups and downs, we knew,
but things had been “up” for a while.

I took a snapshot with my eyes,
a memory preserved in time.
It pains me, now, to take it out,
but I am thankful that it’s mine.

For in this life, I shall not view
that once-familiar sight again;
but in my heart, the two of you
still walk together, boys to men.

If this poem resonated with you, you might also relate to Carrying You. More of my poems about death, loss, and grieving can be found here.

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