lakeside with you

October 23, 2013

allow for grief
camping out at that deep silent lake
mourning comes quietly
morning comes crashing
when you face it alone
exhausted from lonely
grief
i think of you
swimming everyday
in water that is still too cold to be refreshing
but you are compelled to dive
in depth that is intimidating
i stand in the shallows
with a towel in hand
ready to wrap it around your shoulders when you emerge
when i can reach you
all of you
weep and add to the waters
the ripples spreading out forever

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4 Responses to “lakeside with you”

  1. Jim Reppart Says:

    Grief is your greatest inspiration in writing. Continue. It speaks to the soul.

  2. Ryan Roling Says:

    Shawn – I am sad for you all today.

  3. Cheryl Cash Says:

    Beautiful, Shawn. Prayers and much love–

  4. Gail Brown Says:

    I’m so glad you are there to help her out of the water and make her smile. Love you all, mom


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