RoseAnn V. Shawiak
RoseAnn V. Shawiak Poems
Life's Black Curtains
Lost and alone, thoughts at a distance, heart heavy
Touched deeply by your life, not wanting to let go,
yet knowing I must.
In my heart forever, indelibly printed on my soul,
etched in memory's mind.
Touched frequently by the tears of your loss, trying
to hold them as tiny reminders of what we used to have.
They disappear, never become tangible so I may keep them
like a treasure of your love.
With love, I will remember you all my life, for you are
a part and parcel of what we had.
Sharing now that you are no longer ...
Leaves Bound In Slavery
Leaves fluttering in an afternoon breeze, wishing to be free
and flying invisibly like the wind.
Alas, they are still bound in slavery to limbs and branches
of the tree that's rooted beneath the ground.
Yet sunlight touches them gently, soothing them with warmth
and God's love throughout their times of living.