Fermata

I drank a toast on Christmas Day—
a toast to you, my musical bride,
and to your life, so grave, if brave;
improper it seemed, but also right.

Our story seemed a fairied myth
and one we never chose or dared.
So when you died at forty-five
I deemed it neither right nor fair

that I should venture on while you—
as with the cloud that spawns the rain—
should play no part in downstream deeds
except in stories of glorious pain.

Yet I have learned in latter days
that I’ve defined the journey wrong:
You still remain within this tale—
one note of your eternal song.

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. Unlike my scholarly and journalistic work from the "old days" at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog, the writing here is of a more overtly personal and spiritual nature. I hope it provokes you as much as it provokes me.
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One Response to Fermata

  1. Brian D. Kelley says:

    Such a beautiful expression of the hope that exists in the middle of a pain that can never truly disappear

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