last hour had come for her,
as she had
called out your name.
You were her everything and more,
she also felt your very deep pain .
This way you both were joined at last
as you had reached for her hand.
Once again she cried a tear for you,
as you suffered along side her without
Her parting was especially hard and sad,
that's how it had to be for the last time,
as all around you darkness set in
and soon she saw the eternal shine.
She went ahead and took your light,
but be confident and do not fear,
As she lives
forever in your heart
in your deep
sorrow, you may shed a tear.
Only who does without a loved one knows
how beautiful it was, as you were
Treasure all these many happy hours
and keep them for yourself, always and
in German 1986 by Homeland Poet
Hartmut Reinsch ©
Toronto / CANADA
Translated into English in 2010 by H. Reinsch,