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John, We Miss You

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As yet another soul leaves us
Tears are shed & hearts are broken
So young, still had so much potential
Why? Why was it his time now?
What we wouldn’t give to see him again

As our emotions are stretched thin
And we try to find solace from within
We find that we’re at a loss
How do you say goodbye to yet another friend?
How do you expect our hearts to mend?

“I’m sorry for your loss”
“My condolences” 
Are just a few things many will say
And while we know they mean well
None of that can bring him back

They say time heals all wounds
But that just isn’t true
Things never go back to the way they were
And the hole in your heart that they left
Well, it’s never filled

All that we can do is try to honor their memory
By living the rest of our days to the fullest
Somehow, through the pain
To keep moving forward
Though that sometimes seems impossible

John, I barely knew you
But some of my closest friends knew you well
I pray that in their time of sadness
That they will come together to honor your memory
By loving one another with all they have

You, along with many others we have lost along the way
Will never be forgotten within our hearts
You touched our lives in such a profound way
Wherever you are now, I hope that you know
You may be gone, but your light will live on in us

 

(Dedicated to John Moebs, may this honor you….may this honor all of the friends we have lost in recent past. Too many have left us and it has felt way too soon for us to have to say goodbye. We miss you all. I hope that we do our best to honor your memory by living lives filled with laughter, friendship, joy, and love.)

When Tears Fall

Heavy Downpour

When tears fall

Many assume that you’re upset

And while that is often times true

Tears can be shed out of happiness too

 

There are many reasons we cry

But many times, we don’t ask why

I have found one thing to be true

They come from intense emotions

 

“I laughed so hard that I cried.”

A saying I myself have demonstrated many times

Such joy erupting from my eyes

Oh what a feeling it is!

 

Fear has caused many tears over the years

When you think you’re about to die

Or lose someone you so well know

It’s astonishing the rate those tears flow

 

Babies, weddings, sappy movies, and the like

Yeah, they make me weep too

Or when someone says or does something to touch my heart

Oh how the waterworks start!

 

They have been caused by a deep anger as well

When someone offends you so

Heated words and tempers flared

The tears within are no longer snared

 

Tears have many stories to tell

If only we’re willing to listen well

It doesn’t make one weak to let your emotions go

If you feel it, it’s okay to show it

 

Some will judge, perhaps laugh

Maybe you were taught only the weak cry

Into your private life, your silence demands us not pry

Not all tears are visible on the outside

 

As the saying goes, to each their own

Though as for me, I do express how I feel

And who I am openly, for the world to see

I am not ashamed to be me

 

But to know me, you must pay attention

Listen well, but not only to my words

Hear what my actions say, one and all

So that you may know why my tears fall

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