Pause

TearDrops, M. Mair, Original art

TearDrops, Margaret Mair, original art

Dear Time
Please pause
In your measured dance;
Give us rest
From grief and sorrow
And peace
To fill the empty spaces;
Rock us gently
In your loving cradle
And catch our tears
In your rippled pool
Where memories hide
Below a darkened surface;
Then
Let them emerge
And gently grow
More light-filled,
Polish them
With love’s glow
As again
You sweep us up
In the rhythms,
In the heartbeats,
In the drumbeats
Of life.

Written by Margaret Mair
Picture, original art by Margaret Mair

6 responses to “Pause

  1. The simplicity of your words go deeply into the heart, dear one. This poem gives a grace to sorrow. Thank you.

  2. Your poem is a shining example of grief changing its nature to enhance life, polished and light-filled.

    • Grief does change, doesn’t it, if only we can hold on long enough? So happy you appreciate my words and thoughts, Sarah.

  3. Beautiful, lyrical, moving.

    • Thank you, Cynthia. And I’m sorry it took so long to reply – sometimes the hours seem to whirl hazily past!

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