Treasure Island

Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

Through The Window


Sorrow's inside me, how the tears seep
Unhindered from my eyes, loss to convey,
But through the window glints of sunshine peep,
And lift my spirit, softening the day.

The future is now mine, not one to share,
I start out looking for a new abode,
Maybe there'll be a place for me somewhere,
To settle, in some drive, street, lane or road.

A cosy home that's peaceful and serene,
Where my poor aching heart, at ease, can rest,
Remembering what precious years have been,
We two together then. They were the best.

I'm travelling on, with many thoughts anew,
Having known such happiness through time,
With avenues to search out and pursue,
And many an unknown mountain left to climb.

So through the window glints of sunshine peep,
Lifting my spirit, softening the pain,
Although from in my heart I wish to weep,
I know that I will someday laugh again.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Edited: Friday, December 03, 2010

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  • Amanda Lukas (12/5/2006 3:10:00 PM)

    You will laugh many, many times more. I wish you nothing but the best, Ernestine.

    Best Wishes,

    Amanda (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (12/5/2006 2:30:00 PM)

    I hope that laughter rings out from you once again, come on Ernestine we are all routing for you,
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (12/5/2006 1:56:00 PM)

    And laughagain, you shall, young lady, as you hold the power of the Healing Heart, in the memories that image, forevermore.Thse images which sting now.in their freshness, will soon refresh you, and serve as your source of strength...Thats why God did not give us only sense....He added Memory to this equation, so we
    may still enjoy our lovedin some intangible way, until we may be with them again.
    This is fine work, my dear...Imiss your ever active presence...hope to see more of you soon...take care.
    Frank (Report) Reply

  • Debora Short (12/5/2006 11:15:00 AM)

    Dear Ernestine,

    Reconciliation's heart -path is never an easy travel yet you seem to do so with an intrinsic beauty and powerful grace. Another powerful write!

    May peace and God Bless You always, Ernestine. (Report) Reply

  • Esther Leclerc (12/5/2006 10:57:00 AM)

    Only a beautiful spirit could express this point of view sincerely... and so eloquently. Love, Esther (Report) Reply

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