Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Three Word Wednesday

Sorry this is a little sad because I was sad when I wrote this.

Cling; verb: (Of a person or animal) hold on tightly to; adhere or stick firmly or closely to; remain very close to; remain persistently or stubbornly faithful to something; be overly dependent on someone emotionally.
Murmur; noun: A soft, indistinct sound made by a person or group of people speaking quietly or at a distance; a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance; The quiet or subdued expression of a particular feeling by a group of people; a rumor; verb: Say something in a low, soft, or indistinct voice; make a low continuous sound.
Taken; verb: Occupy (a place or position); (of a person) already be married or in an emotional relationship; suddenly strike or afflict; be attracted or charmed by.

It first it starts as a murmur
It can’t possibly be true
For no God would have taken
One as young as you

I cling to the belief
That it isn’t a fact
Until I see your obituary
Your face in a picture
In front of me
No doubt, no protestations
For it is obviously true.
Like a thief in the night
Something crept in
To whisk you away

My birthday was last week,
And you gave me wishes,
I’ll treasure every day,
For now you’ve gone away,
Dear friend I’ll always remember you
Your warm heart and your winning smile
Will dwell forever in my memories
And in my heart, empty space
Without you in my life.

RIP Rose July29,1959- May30,2012 

©Sheilagh Lee June 13, 2012


  1. A sadness I can was my sister's birthday Sunday, and I missed her 'warm heart and winning smile'.....the emptiness is huge

  2. thank you Joanne.I just learned about this loss on the weekend so it seems very fresh.I'm sorry about the loss of your sister .I lost mine 19 years ago and it just seems like yesterday.

  3. Tenderly written and many aspects to identify with..although Rose is yours to she no doubt treasured you..Jae

  4. Sad piece. I'm sorry for your loss.

  5. thank you Angel she's was a dear friend.

  6. sweet and honest, my sympathy for your loss, sheilagh.

  7. My sympathies. Can understand your feelings...Soulful poem