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
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


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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