Facing life after death
Before and After
A time before and a time after:
Before, I fell into your loving arms.
Before, I was held by your charms.
Before, I conceived your sons.
Before, I became consumed by your needs.
Before, I grew up in your world.
Before, I gave up me to be loved by you.
After your death,
I faced my loss,
My own emptiness,
The depth of my own unmet dreams.
— Charlyne Gelt