He Lingers ( I think of him )

by Sonia S. Sicat
(Zamboanga City, Philippines)

The last light to fade from the sky
finds me humming him a lullabye
while he is gone
I watch the seagulls glide
across the bay..
listen to him whisper
that evening is nigh
As he holds me close
to say "goodbye."

As I walk the shore with him
He raises my hand to kiss
Fills me with endless bliss
I touch his face
Tired lines etched upon his brow
soften to my fingers
I trace his smile
Capture it..forever
in my mind
Oh, how the memory lingers!

I go back in time to a favorite nook
Read his last letter
between the pages of a book
Thoughts flash like shimmering stars
undimmed by forgetfulness
Quiet tears that fell
loving words to tell
"Hush, dearest, farewell"
His voice distinct as the rolling waves
against the shore..
Could one ever love more?

He took my heart and my soul
All that I lived for
Yet brought the best of me
to the fore!
All these years..
I have not stopped aching for him
How do I love him.. you ask?
I love him as the sea
constantly laps the shore
As each bee, each butterfly
comes home nightly to its bower
I love him as each flower
loves the sun's life-giving power!

By: Sonia S. Sicat
Zamboanga City, Phil.
9 July 2014

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Jul 12, 2014
He Lingers (I think of him)
by: Sonia

Thank you Debby for appreciating the poem for my husband, Javier. It's been seven years since he passed but I have never stopped missing him. Blessings to you and loved ones. Again, thank you for sharing my tears.


Jul 10, 2014
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by: Debby

That is beautiful, brought tears to my eyes!
God Bless,

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