An ode to a beloved that passed

What Suddenly Happened?
~© Lozan Yamolky

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 Did a flock of white doves
fly above your house
with all their pure white feathers glistening
while hovering in blue skies
on a cold October afternoon?

 

Did a kaleidoscope of butterflies
flutter past your window
in a brilliant display
of incredible colorful theory;
appearing and disappearing out of nowhere?

 

Did a team of horses
dash by in a straight line
neighing and snorting as one,
rumbling past your front door
and carrying on until they disappeared
in the distance?

 

Did a herd of deer
stand outside your window
peering at a reflection of you
ly
ing in bed
that made them stand motionless?

 

Did the songbirds in your garden
suddenly stopped singing
for no apparent reason
at that precise moment
you took your last breath?

 

Did a white rose petal
gently fall off the flowers
onto the night table next to your bed
distracting those in the room
for only a moment?

 

Did the people who love you
let their tears flow
when the nurse covered your beautiful face
with the white sheet
pronouncing you were gone?

 

Did all that happen
when your spirit departed this life
into heaven? 

 

Yes, all that happened and more
because you are so precious.

The universe felt your departure
because you left a space
that can never be filled;
because you left too soon.

 

Forever, your memory,
your essence,
and your love
will remain in all who knew you.

 

You have touched us all
with such kindness,
such gentleness,
such knowledge. 

There’s nothing much left for us to say
but, rest in peace dear mother;
rest in peace
   until we meet again.

_________________________________________________

From my second book of poems ( Counting Waves ) published by: Silver Bow Publishing in 2017 

 

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