A Haiku - Death
Change is the only constant of life on earth.
A Haiku - Death
Death comes to us all.
Soon or late, sudden or slow.
We are left to mourn.
All deaths are unique.
All mourning varies also.
Only yours is yours.
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What is left, when death has made its claim?
Each soul is precious to God.
My mother died on the 16th of this month. She had lived well for her 1,265 months of life.
If she had had a final wish, it might have been to live even longer, learn even more of the future of life on earth, of her family, country, and her ultimate legacy.
As her children, my sister and I are in the first rank of those who are left to mourn her passing and move on with our lives at the same time that we have grief for our loss.
Mothers are irreplaceable. There can be substitutes. Dads often struggle on to fill the void that was created by a mother's death, if even the dad has survived to also mourn and grieve.
No two mothers are equal. Each is unique. Some persons believe we chose our parents before we were born. If so, not everyone is sure to be happy with the choice they made.
If you were just lucky to have the mother you have had, count it a blessing. If not, then sadly, learn from what you have experienced, forgive, and resolve that your children, if you are fortunate enough to have one or more, will have the very best mothering you can provide for them.
Photos, letters, notes, and writings, echoes, favorite recipes, all are part of what remains of tangibles for loved ones to remember them by.
What they have taught us, their example in so many aspects of our lives, is what we carry with us into the future.
Death has claimed a loved one, but it couldn't take away any love that existed and was shared. That love lives on.
© 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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