For A Loved One Departed (Written For My Dear Mother)

The reflection of heaven’s rose garden

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Upon the branches of my heart
For you, this poem is written
The love you gave, the love you shared
The tenderness that softened

And on the paths that lead me there
Your footsteps are remembered
Guiding and advising me
You’ll never be forgotten

And on the leaves that bound my heart
My family life is written
Joy and pain, happiness and gain
The aroma will ever remind me

And on the petals of flowers found
Found wrapped around my heart
Sweet words of gentle encouragement
That trusted who I was

The aroma of those flowers linked
To leaves and branches and paths
Take me back to when you first left
Though not as often now
But the tears of dew that water my heart
Will always remember you

© 2010 – present Liana Wendy Howarth

7 thoughts on “For A Loved One Departed (Written For My Dear Mother)

  1. Beautiful, Liana – I especially like this line “Sweet words of gentle encouragement,
    That trusted who I was” – that says so much about the heart and insight of your mother! We’re like tapestries – and the threads of our family is tightly woven into the fiber of who we are!


    1. Thank you so much Christina. It’s been nearly five years now. Time flies; but our love never dies. May the Lord comfort all who are mourning and may those who have yet to come unto Him acknowledge Him in their sorrow.


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