My time has come to escape that heavy cloud
which hung around me, suffocating life.
How, I ask, can this be?
Months of cruel pain and tears to fill an ocean
suddenly ease, giving way to calm and light.
My love even deeper for our departed soul
and, as smiles replace the tears
sweet memories fill my aching, empty heart,
I give thanks for this gift of life
under the veil of acceptance.