There is Life


When we think of life

We think of people

Those around us daily

Family and friends

Where there is life

There is love

Strong enough to

Bond forever more

I had a plant of Al’s

A funeral plant

One which needed new growth

Carefully I placed it in a new house

I gently placed soil and food

It rebelled, leaves drooped

Breaking heart I touched its leaves

I spoke softly to it as a new babe

I asked God to heal it

For three days I

Poured my love into it

Today, God answered

The love for Al

The prayers to God

Brought new life

Leaves stood up

My heart bloomed

When I knew in a  heartbeat

Where there is love

There is life.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


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