now you are gone

To my father-in-law,

I hope you are at peace now. We will remember you with love and laughter after the tears of these early days without you.

Your daughter-in-law

now you are gone
when the clouds broke
as the sun shone
did you find your peace
now you are gone
set free from the restlessness
just before the rain began
please don’t mind our tears
now you are gone
leaving us to emptiness
for a moment without comfort
perhaps a little lost

Blue skies