By Melissa Leal
The heat did not dry my tears this summer
As I wept for the loss of a friend of my brother
The adventures and the time that could have been
Were spent wondering why life is so difficult
Why do so many bad things happen to special people?
Just when she began to heal
She was told “Wait!”
One more thing…..you have cancer!
This time it is in your lung…aggressive
Like her dog that was put to sleep three weeks before.
Sorrow melted our hearts
Not the heat of the sun.
Brian and Buddy’s fight is over
But my mom’s has just begun.
Summer 2011 has not just been about tears and pain
It has been a lesson on time
And moments that need to be cherished.
About letting go of bags and embracing life
Never wasting one moment with thoughts of guilt or regret.
Taking time to love myself so I can embrace the love given by those around me.
Summer 2011…. I will not cry about you but thank you for opening my eyes and breathing life into me.