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Celby

The pain is so deep-
Every time I have a memory,
Every time I hear a song you loved,
Every perfect picture waiting to be taken,
Causes bitter tears of grief to awaken
My broken heart again.

Everywhere I go-
Everyone I meet, people who I talk to,
Remind me of you and your beauty;
I miss your caring heart, your giving aura of love;
You were so much more than the average person
Could have ever hoped to be.

My soulmate-
We dreamed together, had grand plans,
We laughed about silly things,
Fought about even sillier things,
Then hugged and reconciled,
Knowing our love was one quite rare.

My daughter, my baby-
My best friend;
I raised you to be loving, understanding,
A light in the darkness.
How could God snuff out
Someone so incredibly beautiful at such a tender age?

How could He allow it-
When your presence changed lives
And your perspective made everything better?
Your glow could be felt by everyone who knew you;
You made things make sense, you brought life into situations;
You were a constant help to those in need.

I miss you, Celby. I always will-
Until God has me take my last breath on this earth,
Nothing will ever be the same again.
The beauty you left behind is agonizing,
The purpose you gave us torturous
Because you were ripped from us without even so much

As an explanation.

Death

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You think life is forever,
At least that’s how it seems;
Death is just a shadow
In your deepest, darkest dreams.

We don’t want to admit it,
Or dwell upon the pain,
But death is waiting for us
In its own destined time frame.

Death will come and take you
No matter what you say;
Your time to leave’s appointed
In your designated way.

So don’t try to deny it
Or refuse to believe it’s true;
Live your life with purpose
Until death comes for you.

-Diamante Lavendar

Follow Your Heart

Life can be rough.
It can make you want to say,
“Enough is enough! I quit!”

You throw up your hands
In dismay,
Not wanting to go through one more day,

Or minute or hour.
But life demands that you keep moving,
Whether you feel motivated or not.

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The trials are turbulent.
The road is rocky.
Yet you know you must continue,

Despite your mind screaming
At you
That it’s time to quit.

This is the key:
Your mind is not your master.
Your heart discerns your personal truth.

Deep down you know
The right thing to do
Is to persevere;

So continue your fight
Until the sun of destiny
Shines on the horizon;

The explanation of all things difficult
Becoming a path of purpose
To Heaven’s door.

-Diamante Lavendar

Happy Mother’s Day

“I love you, mom,” she said;
“I know you do,” I answered.

My thoughts became stepping stones,
Leading down a path in my mind.

I remembered her youth;
Her first words, her first steps;

“Mama,” she babbled, holding chubby arms wide,
For me to pick her up.

Then she was leaving on the bus,
For the first day of school;

I stood in the driveway,
And watched the bus take my baby away.

“I think he likes me,” she smiled as she
Showed me his picture. “Isn’t he cute?”

I unwrapped her first purchased gift in pink wrapping paper;
A bottle of perfume for my birthday.

She smiled and waved as she got behind the wheel
Of her first car, honking the horn as she left.

“I’m pregnant,” her voice cracked
On the other end of the phone.

I heard the cries of my first grandchild
As I watched her being born;

I held my granddaughter, marveling at her
Soft cheeks and perfect little fingers and toes.

I took the gift from my daughter.
My grandchild looked up at me and smiled.

“I love you too,” I said softly.
“Happy Mother’s Day.”