Today, I found out that a friend of mine lost her parents in a bus accident in Kenya. I wrote this, because I didn’t know how else to properly handle the news.
“Sorry for your loss” is all I could say.
Hollow words for a hollow day.
Empty inside, lost, confused.
Caught off guard, happiness refused.
This is what I imagine must be happening inside.
I can only assume, as I never have tried,
To imagine a life without those that I love.
To imagine them now at peace above.
I feel helpless, without words, and wrecked.
I stare out the window and quietly reflect.
Emotions for a friend I only just met.
An appropriate lament.
So it’s with a heavy heart that I console my friend,
Whose loss is beyond what I can comprehend.
I pray, and I hope, that we celebrate them both
That this become our promise, our vow, our oath.