Why, dear God, does it hurt so much
to say good-bye to a loved one?
And why, dear God is it even more
painful after they’re gone?
What lessons are to be learned
from watching our precious one suffer?
And when will the pain of losing
our dear one finally be over?
Could it be that we need to suffer too;
in order to learn the true meaning of life?
Perhaps our footsteps have strayed
from the path chosen for us this night.
Maybe the pain in our broken hearts
will teach us compassion toward others;
That we need to be more understanding
and treat one another as sisters & brothers.
I see now, dear God what pain has taught me.
And with your guidance from above,
I will offer a helping hand to those in need;
knowing that to be loved – you have to give love.
LaRee June Clack
I was in tears one night because an uncle was dying from cancer. I couldn’t sleep and these words just wouldn’t leave me alone! I had to keep turning my light on and writing words down – until finally I was able to sleep. In the morning when I read the mess of words I’d written, I realized I’d basically written this poem! Uncle died 2 weeks later..