Life goes on,
That’s what they say.
The Earth keeps turning
Day follows night
Spring follows winter,
But in those first raw days
Time stood still.
Our lives were suspended,
Hanging, motionless, without direction or purpose.
You had touched so many other lives
Now suddenly changed
After the tears, we laughed at treasured memories,
Listened to your favourite tunes,
Tried to make sense of what had happened.
But there was no sense
No reason to take a young life
A son, a brother, a friend.
But our lives have continued,
Time has numbed the pain, not healed.
You are still here with us
In so many ways,
But not how we had planned or would have chosen.
Life has now been going on for two years, two months, two weeks and two days….