I Went Back to See


I knew you would all be there, in your tears and grief

Always the stories of returns

The stirring emotion of separation

Visual moments of shared tears

I was at peace watching all of you this afternoon


I remember when I was with you

I wondered what it was like with Grandpa

Lying there stoic and in his natural peace

If he could see our weeping, broken hearts

Or witness the celebration of life he created


Today though that serenity is real

I want you to know I’m ok

Humbled by the gathering of so many good people

Taking time out to say goodbye

My surreal reality lying in state


There is a plan ahead that even I could not imagine

Around that corner just up ahead, I can just make out …

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