The White Orchid called "La Monja Blanca"... The White Nun.
Hello there, my Friend!
Thank you for visiting!
Not easy... most of us have said Goodbye to someone... Forever... not really wanting to do so... even so we do... and must. Sometimes however, others choose to say Goodbye... to everyone and
everything... certain our lives are our own... but are they really...?
I never kissed your lips… or closed your eyes,
Refusing to whisper any gentle goodbyes.
Never done when my beloved Brother so dies...
The phone rang and a man simply said:
”Hello… I’m afraid your brother is dead.”
Professional, again kind humanity evaded me,
But shock and despair were instantly there.
Already dead, a silent body had to wait,
For a funeral two weeks too late…
roses on a closed coffin,
So white in the dark night…
Why not goodbye…?
In heartbreaking sorrow bowing my head,
It was my screaming soul that cried instead:
“Why…? Oh, why are you dead?
Instead of such tragedy,
Why…? Oh, why didn’t you talk to me?
Where are you now? Where did you go?
Alone, there’s no one left… I miss you so!
Always an adventurous Viking, tall and strong,
What went wrong…?”
Now without a home… the world I shall roam,
here and there… not anywhere,
Different… just a stranger from far away…
will smile and say.
Needless to tell a white orchid my last farewell,
So it shall be… making
no difference to me,
My brethren now Humanity.
And knowing what I know,
Brother, I could have told you so,
Riches never gold…
The greatest treasure is Love… billions fold.
Today, I could cry,
Not saying Goodbye,
And never said long since...
Farewell and So Long, Sweet Prince.
Copyright©1992 Kari M. Knutsen
in 1989... losing my only Brother...The irony of being told 2 monhs later by doctors I had cancer and 6 months to live at the most is enormous, of course. Even so, needed and convinced I had much to live for, I'm still here and smiling, infinitely
grateful to be alive. All THAT and more... happened 25 years ago. Oh, yesss! And now a Granny of 8 Wonderful and Amazing Darlings, a happy and grateful soul, I am even having the time of my Life writing a Novel and Poetry. Do you think... even though if not
always... Happiness is a state of mind we can choose?
Do tell me, I would like to know what you think, my Friend.
SMILE AND MAKE OTHERS SMILE, FEELING GOOD IF ONLY FOR A SECOND! HAPPINESS IS WITHIN ALL OF US.
WE JUST HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT. LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND TOO SHORT NOT TO.