The saddest part is feeling left behind
to face the lonely years when loved ones leave
this life to journey on while you must grieve.
Yet, love endures when souls are intertwined.
With hopeful heart be open to the call
of memories tucked inside an empty space
until you are together in that place
the other side of this side of it all.
Alone? I don’t believe you’ll ever be,
for those you love become a part of you
and you of them. I’m sure this much is true–
that here is not the end; just wait and see
where those who love will gather and delight
in knowing death is not an endless night.