Monday, May 16, 2011

Thoughts on a Funeral Day

In the grave we lay her down
Beside her husband and her child;
It's been so many years since last
This earth was turned for welcoming.

The child went first at just one day,
A boy who knew not dad nor mom.
His dad came first and now today
His mother comes at last to say,
"I've missed you all these years and cry
Never having seen your smile.
But tears today are full of joy
For finally I meet my child."


Bike Bubba said...

Amen. A real story, I assume?

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Yes. She lost her son in 1949. Her husband died in a farming accident in 1973. And now, at the age of 92, she has gone to see them again. The fraternal twin of the boy was here today too, but I hope that she'll have to wait a good long while before she goes to meet the others.