You Live Evermore
What if suddenly, there were no roses?
...to never gaze on the beautiful bloom
...to never breathe their sweet perfume
What if suddenly, there were no birds?
...to lose the joy of hearing them sing
...to miss the wonder of flight on the wing
What if suddenly there was no music?
...my heart would break in attempt of expression
...my soul could not bear the isolation
What if suddenly, there were no waves on the shore?
...not to see or hear its tumultuous roaring
...not to feel on my feet the splashing and foaming
...nor to breathe its air in my resting and roaming
That's what its like when suddenly there is no 'you'
...never again to gaze on your beauty or breathe your perfume
...to lose the joy of hearing you sing when I walk into a room
...my heart breaks in attempts of expression
finding it hard to bear isolation
...to miss your embrace and your joyous successes
That's what its like without my Odessa.
Each time I see a rose
I gaze and breathe the fragrance of your life
When I watch a bird or play a love song
I hear you sing and watch you take flight
And when I'm far away and my feet on the shore
I see you dance in the waves and I gratefully know
You are not gone,
....but you live evermore.
I wrote this poem after our 22yr. old daughter, Odessa, stepped into eternity as the result of a skiing accident on Dec.23,2005. Her life was a beautiful expression of the grace and love of God. She radiated with goodness and exuded joy; and all who met her were struck with her persona - She was and is truly CAPTIVATING! ! ! We miss you, dearest.