As Karly’s health declined, she asked me to post this poem she wrote, after she passed. Her beautiful heart and spirit continued to guide us right to the end of her days. She leaves behind an enormous hole in our hearts and lives.
Lois Swope-Karly’s Mom
The music of heaven fills my heart with longings I cannot ignore
The time spent on earth full of its possibilities,
becomes a distant memory
compared to what I see through weary eyes
I leave my love behind to offer as a beacon
for those who wonder if it’s true,
I have seen, I have heard, I am certain
It’s a small step for me now on this path
I hear the tears of many who have loved me so well.
Love another like you loved me,
and this world will be a better place.
I see the face of God
I see my new beginning and I am full of joy
I will watch for you, please come.
February 17, 2012