The Day God Called Your Name

The Day God Called Your Name

We did not know when we awoke,
what grief was on the way,
Had no idea that God had said,
“You are coming home Today”…

A moment changed our lives for good,
you were gone without a word:
Speechless, shocked we listened,
to the news we had just heard…

So many things were left unsaid,
so many plans unraveled;
The years now just a memory,
that together we had travelled…

One day we hope to see your face
Hold you in our warm embrace
In a land that knows no tears,
Where loss is something no-one fears

About this poem

My husband passed so suddenly and unexpectedly, it brought such emotions to my children and me. He is still in our hearts, loved and remembered everyday

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Written on February 05, 2023

Submitted by carmenc4you on February 06, 2023

Modified on April 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 547
Words 117
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4

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