Only by Death

Alone, lonely, lost, not found, watching, waiting, craving solid ground.

Quiet, silenced, sounds ever still, seeing, hearing what minds will.

Uneasy, restless, sleepless nights, weeping, wailing, mourning my love, my life.

One man, one woman, I thee wed, splintered, separated, only by death.

Awaken, arise, gentle spirit, troubadours, trumpets, a sojourn transcendent.

Sky, clouds, celestial heavens, crying eyes, spirit rise, soaring high, gone, love of mine.


Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – September 2021

Saying goodbye to the one you love