This is beautiful and so reflective of those of us who continue to pass through as our loved one arrive at the final destination. Yet I'm thankful we walked together for as long as we did. A nice reminder that there is more good than bad.
As we get older we can't help but reflect on where we are in relation to our past. your assessment is spot on for so many of us and I hope that you will write many more poems this year
All the Best
It is kind of sad to be left behind, but at the very same time, I am quite happy to still be here. Able to craft a word or two in poetry to honor the memory of those who have taken that path toward immortality through the very words I have written in their memory. In that way I am serving a needed purpose.
You appear to have influenced many along the way.
Friends and loves, and poets too,
and some you've never meet who read your words
and perhaps feel the same as you.
From the foothills of Appalachia to the whole wide world
of fanstory friends.
Best wishes to you
Outstanding. This was a six star poem, but unfortunately I don't have anymore left. It was so smooth and read easily. The rhymes were perfect. It reminds me of a saying. You are not a human being having a spiritual experience, you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Good luck. Thanks for sharing!