A rose in her hand

Sitting on a park bench in her favorite blue dress

Birds chirp songs of happiness

The sun is shining on this crystal clear day

Children laugh as they skip and play

Neighbors are out walking

Smiling and talking

Avoiding her eyes as though they’ll catch it, too

She sits hopelessly waiting, what else is there to do?

No one stops to ask nor will she say

But everything is dark on this sun-shiny day

She stands and straightens her dress with a tear

Knowing God needs her angel more than she needed him here

She walks over to the spot where they wed

The place where he said, “I’ll never leave you” then kissed her head

She knows she needs to be brave

She takes a deep breath and places the rose on his grave