by Steven
(Perth, Western Australia)

Through the darkness came a light
A glimmering of hope
A sunrise on the distant shores
Where sadness might elope

Day by day the sunlight grew
Just like an Arctic dawn
The flood of tears so often fall
Now a dew upon the lawn

I close my eyes and pinch my arm
This surely can't be true
As darkness wanes inside my heart
A warmness coming through

It wraps its arms around my soul
A tenderness inside
Shining light in all the cracks
Happiness, nowhere to hide

As daylight comes and reveals itself
The whiteness of a dove
I behold a gift I thought I'd lost
The purest form of love

I reflect once more upon my past
A love I shan't forget
But now look forward to another day
With joy and not regret.

I dedicate these words to a beautiful friend
Who showed me there could still be life after such tragedy.
Who accepted me in my darkest moments and cared and nurtured my soul.
Whose love and compassion illuminated my world
And who has given me more than I can ever repay
A new life

My heart goes out to those of you who are new to this journey.
And to those of you still on its path.
To look for hope in the darkness that has descended upon you may seem an impossible task.
But is not forlorn.
Believe in it.
It is out there somewhere.
Look for a glimmer.

I pray that one day you will find it.
Thank you for your support on my journey.
I love you all.

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Aug 24, 2013
by: Debra

Thank you Steven. This was so beautifully written. Clearly you have found peace. I catch glimpses of light breaking through my darkness, but then things suddenly turn back to gray. Perhaps, someday, I can open my window and the sun will warm my face once again.

Aug 16, 2013
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you for posting that beautiful poem and kind words. Wishing you peace as you continue to heal.

Aug 11, 2013
Thank You
by: Carol, Seans Mom

Thank you for your words of Hope. My son died almost 21 months ago and darkness has come and stayed. My heart is crushed and my soul shattered but then I look into the eyes of my beautiful daughters who once had such a strong mom and I break again. Why did life have to go this way? Why did Sean have to die? What should my life have been like? These questions haunt me everyday. I am not with their dad anymore and haven't been for years. I had met a friend a year before Sean died and we Love each other. He is still here almost 21 months later and I tell him he is my Hope. He has seen me at my lowest and is still here. Your words offer more Hope and I just want to be ok enough so that my girls know they are worth living for... Thank You!

Aug 11, 2013
by: Doreen U.K.

Steven Thank You for your message of HOPE. This is the key to moving on. Without HOPE we are sunk and we would all give up.
I am Happy for you having been nurtured when you needed this and we have learned from our loss how we can go on to nurture each other in our grief and this is also a very HEALING thing to do.
God Bless you and may your life after loss get even better and bring you the happiness you deserve.

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