In his room - an empty bed,
In our home - an empty chair
At the table - an empty place,
In my heart - an empty feeling
In my life - a loneliness.
In my emotions - a longing
In my eyes - a sadness

In my mind - precious memories
In my sight - many photographs
In my soul - Divine hope
In my spirit - God's peace
In my hands - caring opportunities
In my will - determination to serve
In my love - abundance to share
In my attitude - thankfulness
In my widowhood - compassion

In my past - no regrets
In my present - reaching out to others
In my future - reunion
In my emptiness - God's fullness

Honoria A. Groves

31 October, 1993