Is it surrender or acceptance that I feel?

When I know your gone, but I wish it wasn’t real?

When I walk in your home, and wish to see your face?

When there is an emptiness, a void, that cannot be replaced?


Have I accepted that you are truly gone?

Does going to work mean that I have moved on?

Have I accepted that the world has changed?

That our lives have now and forever been re-arranged?


Have I reached acceptance?

That mysterious fifth and final stage?


I accept and believe that this is not the end

I accept and believe that I will one day see you again

Side-by-side-by-side, our family will reunite in Heaven

Side-by-side with Christ, who has rescued and forgiven.


In honor of my Papa who passed away last year, January 14th, I will be re-posting my grief poems in the hopes that those who read these poems know that they are not alone and that our loved ones are not forgotten.


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11 thoughts on “Acceptance”

  1. A glorious message Kayla…. xxxx ….. I wrote this one on the weekend…

    Nineteen Steps

    I’m not blind
    look up
    upon spiralling
    warm air
    a golden leaf
    like a dove
    heaven and earth
    on a sea of love
    a golden angel
    oh, love
    aren’t you tired yet

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      1. Very true! I still miss my grandma every single day. But it’s easier to remember the good things now and not feel as sad. I love telling my girls stories about her. They were still little when she passed. It feels like a piece of her is still here when I share with people the things that made her special.

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