her last smile

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


once
i knew this lady
who always smiled
you see
she was a lonely person
with no loved one
to hold her tight
during the dark nights
her children were grown
off in the world
making a life for themselves
i'm so proud of them
she would say
they're such good kids
yet
these children never called
never came home
because they were
busy
or something
still
this lady
she was happy
her eyes held wrinkles
only made possible
by laughter
she filled her house
with memories
the smell of brown sugar
and yellow roses
when it got too
quiet
which was often
she filled the silence
with prayer
for she knew
he was enough for her
one day
this lady
her heart stopped
some say
it was from loneliness
that this life
was too much for her
but i like to think
it was because
her heart was too full
with goodness
dying
she gave one last smile
to the world
that had been so
unkind to her
and went to be
with her savior
forevermore





12 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this! It's so sad but also not at the same time. Wow!

    Hanne
    rockandminerals4him.wordpress.com

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  2. Ahh, this is like so bittersweet. You are definitely so talented, I love reading your work!

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    1. oh my gosh thanks lauren, that's so sweet!

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  3. OHMYGOODNESS. This is amazing. I love pieces of works that make me actually feel things. You have done it again. Also loving this blog.

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    1. eeep thank you, i'm so glad i gave you some feels

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  4. Oh, this is beautiful and sad all at the same time. Reminds me of a few people.

    thoughtsfromadaughterofgod.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you! i was actually inspired to write this because someone i know.

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  5. and hey,
    is my name written in the folds of her wrinkles?
    because i feel like i know.
    deep down.

    yikes. wowie. God is good. x

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    1. i was trying to come up with some poetic response but instead i'm going to say thank you and yes he is, he really is <3

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