No sun, nor lamp nor candle bright
can lift the shadows of such loss
as when a heart once deeply loved
alone once more exists.
And whilst time heals and burdens shared
will make the path trod lighter, still
such pain it must endure and knowing
scars make tougher skin.
Though hope eternal shines afar
such roads that lead there do diverge
and oft meander far from where
sweet rest and hearth are found.