Leave Something Behind

Leave them something behind
Before it comes your time to go.

Words, a memory shared on paper
Written for them to keep forever.

They will miss your smile and your laugh
Remembering your voice through written words.

Remembering you
With what you left them.

Leave them something behind
To remind them that they’re loved.

Because the immeasurable pain of grief
Will cause them to forget that sometimes.

It will keep them from feeling you here
So please, leave them something behind.

For the hard days
To make it easier.

 I have written poem upon poem
To leave my loved ones something behind.

Small, written reminders of me
From my precious time alive.

How else would I let my kids know
That we’ve been together eternally?

How we have always been one
And will always remain so.

While they were still spirit-side
We discussed this life together.

While they were still spirit-side
I made peace with who they are.

My daughter came first
Her spirit wild and willing.

My second still indecisive
I have two names chosen.

They are not ready
They will be soon.

As they weave back and forth
Till they decide who they’ll be.

Whenever that time comes, though
We will be ready to welcome them.

Whichever vessel they decide upon
My sweet, spirit-side second child.

Life itself is so wonderous
With many complexities.

Things I cannot explain
Their explanation magical.

Like my relationship
With those unseen.

They whisper to us all
Until one of us listens.

To remind us
To write it down.

To remind us
To leave something behind.

Kaila A. Notto

Copyright © The Mindful Millwright 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Published by The Mindful Millwright

Kaila A. Notto

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