Showing posts with label losing a loved once. Show all posts
Showing posts with label losing a loved once. Show all posts

Apr 12, 2013

What You Learn From Death


When you witness death, life no longer scares you.

You find yourself comparing the end to the beginning. You forget that it’s the middle that counts because that is where everything happens.

When you are waiting for your phone to ring and you are on a marathon of hospital runs and standing in elevators where everyone looks down instead of up; you transform into a shackled zombie shuffling along a single track always looking over your shoulder for an oncoming train.





By the bedside watching a loved one slip away, you are reminded of how they lived. Tiny snapshots expand into full cinematic view. The heart rate machine seizes to reach its highs and lows and collapses into one final long beep. The oxygen mask is removed and your entire childhood slips through the palm of your hand leaving your soul robbed and barren.

You die a little each day but on this day you die more.

If there is one thing you learn from death; it is this:

The beginning is for learning.

The end is for remembering.

And the middle is for living.

So make sure to have a spectacular middle.


Jan 9, 2013

I Will Never Stop Looking For You


It’s getting dark.

I’m heading home.

You won’t be there.

I’ll eat alone.

I’ll wonder how I ended up

Where I’ve ended up.

I’ll put on the TV but I won’t watch.

I’ll open up a book but I won’t read.

I’ll get into bed but I won’t sleep.

I’ll stare at the walls.

The shadows staring back at me.

I’ll close my eyes.

I’ll hear your voice.

I’ll see your face.

Your lips will move.

I’ll ask the question

That everyone asks

But you won’t answer

You’ll walk away

Into the white

Into nothing





I won’t get to tell you

What I should have told you...


You are the rhythm

As I breathe in

As I breathe out

You are the reason I am here

In the black

Bumping into everything

I love you

I feel you somewhere

Everywhere

Nowhere

And as you continue to fade

As you move further away

As every memory of you

Comes crashing down

I will open my eyes

I will bite my lip

Until it bleeds

So I know

I can still bleed

I will move on

To where I saw you last

In the mist

In the clouds

In some place I’ve never been

Hopeless, Hopeful,

Always and Forever

I'll become a searchlight

And

I will never stop looking for you

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I Will Never Stop Looking For You

It’s getting dark. I’m heading home. You won’t be there. I’ll eat alone. I’ll wonder how I ended up Where I’ve ended u...