I Shall Not Grieve (poem for Anneli, Roma, and Awie)

I Shall Not Grieve (poem for Anneli, Roma, and Awie)

by Kamila More Cabisada (1963 – )
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I shall not grieve
as one without hope
Of ever holding you,
hugging you,
pinching you
on those fine pudgy cheeks
and staring into
fire-warm eyes

But I shall surely miss you.

I shall not grieve
as one forever robbed
of friendship’s beauty,
dazzling white,
of laughter like
a thousand stars
falling,
breaking into
tiny prisms
of dancing light

But I shall surely miss you.

I shall not grieve
as one forever bound
to earthly sorrow
while you, dear friend,
soar above clouds
on eagle’s wings
to gaze upon your true Love’s face

But I shall surely miss you.

For why should I grieve
when clouds shall one day part
to reveal my Beloved’s glory
and you along
with ten thousand
of His saints

Why should I grieve
when He has promised
Life
to whoever receives Him
believes Him
trusts and obeys Him

HE is the God of the living
not the dead
He is your God.

So one day this veil of parting
shall be removed
And I shall once more
hold you,
hug you,
pinch you
on those fine pudgy cheeks
stare into those
fire-warm eyes
But for now I must shed these tears
Because until then

I shall surely miss you.