Goodbye

Just like that

you’re gone.

that line

between living

and not living

so blurry at times

yet painfully definite

and all at once

it’s over.  but

in my mind

you are just fine

sipping coffee

reading a Bible passage

or two before you begin your day

because that is you

–was you.

i will miss your laugh

that twinkle in your eyes

your delightful curiosity

over the mechanics of things

and those warm, wonderful hugs

you gave every single time

we stepped into your home.

but most of all

i will miss you.

 ~Tracy Mangold

In Loving Memory of Tom

0 thoughts on “Goodbye

  1. Sounds like this person was very special in your life. Loss is so hard. Thank you for sharing from your heart. We can all relate.

    • Hey Char. He was. He was a father figure to me. I’ve known him and his wife my entire life. They’ve always been there for my mom and me – and now Jess and AnneShirley too. His funeral is tomorrow and it will be very difficult to get through.

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