November 14, 2011 PAD Challenge Day 14

PAD Challenge Day 14, prompt: death.

Footsteps silent
Suddenly you is here
All around

Frail, seriously ill
Announcing end of life

The path is worn deep
Over time many feet
Have walked this pathway

Our stay is brief
When all is said and done
Just a visit really
Not here for a long time
But instead a brief time

Mother dear
Ashes wet by tears
It is only right to grieve
A life well lived
To say good bye
One last time

Space left empty
By your leaving
Empty for all times
Cannot be filled by another

Magpie Tales


You stand among empty chairs
A young girl

That once you were

You stand looking back
Over your shoulder


Perhaps those
Who went before
Are seated in the chairs
Just out of the picture

The chairs
Also seem to be waiting
Waiting for us in our turn
A lovely metaphor
Reunited in death