Reasons for goodbye

Reasons for goodbye

For my father


As time passes by,

apparently there is understanding;

apparently there is growth;

apparently there is a reason why.

Too often we have to hear the response,

“Time heals everything”,

and experience the non-existent elation

that those vacuous words bring.

It doesn’t get any easier;

the days roll across the sky

but still no reasons appear…

reasons for goodbye.

reasons for goodbye

© Annalinde Louw 2012

I found the image using on Google

This piece was written on 15 May 2012

The age-old saying “time heals all wounds” makes me feel rather ill, it’s a terrible lie 🙂 And it’s OK that it doesn’t feel better. Why should it, when you lose a loved one?