“A parable for those fortunate enough to have had or who have, a special person in their lives."
A couple of years ago, I lost a very close uncle to Cancer. We shared the same sense of humor, the love of Elvis Presley’s music and our passion for hockey, although not for the same teams, which as you can imagine made things very interesting.
As a result, we spent a lot of time together and new each other very well, but as is the case with some close relationships, especially involving males, we never actually verbalized our fondness for one another. It was just simply left unsaid.
In fact, the same awkward apprehension is not just exclusive to men, but can sometimes exist in relationships between mothers & their daughters, between sisters, and also amid both genders e.g. fathers & daughters, mothers & sons, brothers & their sisters, and even between the very best of friends.
So, for everyone who is fortunate enough to have someone special in their lives, tell them that you love them, and for those who are left with no other choice than to believe in second chances, this is for you. I hope its message of faith provides some measure of comfort.
Until We Meet Again
When thinking of you and feeling sad
I cherish my memories
And long for a moment we never had.
The thing I should have said and never would
And the second chance I wish; I could.
I loved you more than you may ever know
And don’t know why, I never told you so.
I truly think you always knew
And to relieve my guilt, I pray it’s true.
I will live with this regret
As thoughts of you make it hard to forget.
It was you who said it goes by so fast
And we can never change the past.
Only faith can change what’s been
By the simple belief in what can’t be seen.
When, I find comfort and sustain
It may never ease my refrain.
Not, until we meet again.
©2012 Richard Lawrence Belford
About the Author: Richard Lawrence Belford is an Inspirational Writer who has been on a nineteen year creative journey that has allowed him to become well-published; a journey that’s been fueled by his genuine desire to provide faith, comfort and hope to those in grief.
His inspirational writings have been illustrated with photography on a series of wall décor products beautifully designed by Reed Photo Art & Imaging Inc. that are professionally printed on metallic photographic paper with a UV protective laminate with a contemporary black beveled edge.
A complete collection of their equally inspiring wall decor products featuring Richard’s writings can be viewed by visiting his website’s product gallery at the following link: www.richardlawrencebelford.ca/product-gallery.php
Richard has also written a bereavement book that includes a collection of his inspirational parables, accompanied by his stories behind their creation. It is entitled; “It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later.”
A parable by definition is a symbolic short story that illustrates or teaches some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. He trusts that his parables, along with these stories will stir some emotions in you that we’ve all felt, emotions that can help bring some small measure of solace to those suffering the loss of someone dear to their heart.
Richard is actively looking to partner with a publishing company and hopes to have his book published in the near future. In the meantime, he invites you to follow him on twitter @RichardLBelford and check out his Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/RichardLawrenceBelford
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”~ Maya Angelou ~