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September 18, 2019

A Poem for my Grieving Friend.

When the whole world goes dark

I want you to know I have your hand

I will hold it tightly on my chest

so that you can listen to the rhythm of the heart

I will wrap you in a blanket

and watch your tummy moving up and down

I will count your heartbeats

and pauses between breaths

I will whisper words into your ears

to comfort your crying soul

I will show you how to let go

when holding on is the only option

I will paint you a picture of the future

that you are blind to see

I will dance in sorrow

when the body stands frozen

When the whole world goes dark

I will be there

And when the light returns,

I will be there

~

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