January 29, 2016

Before, During, After

Before I was feeling empty
Since joy didn’t fit in my heart
Smiles came and went with sad sorrow
Frowns seemed to frame my empty face

During this time, I found my way
Seeking my truths as I did pray
Understood that my days turned black
Comfort in life I now did lack
All was taken in a short flash
Dreams tumbled and suddenly crash
As failure overtook one’s mind
Your love in life turned cold and blind
Sorrow captured my body’s peace
Life we lived died coming to cease

After years of solitude pain
The mind grew and heart became full
Faith in one’s own self and in God
Taught me again to become full

- Rhoda Galgiani