As I sat, absorbing yet another loss this morning, the following words came to mind.
Coucher du Soleil
The sunset moment comes to us all
None are exempt from that setting
When mortal day is done
And we embrace peace . . . forgetting
Sorrow, pain, grief, despair
These all slip away
As we climb a golden stair
Toward a brighter day
We leave the mortal shell of life behind
Retaining memory of our time
Reuniting with loved ones lost
As we make that final climb.
Though others grieve as we depart
A brighter day will dawn
Peace will settle the anguished heart
Lending strength to carry on.
Cheri J. Crane
May 21, 2013