Play One Long Breath

 

One Long Breath

In Honor and Loving Memory of Erika Whitmore Godwin

With All the Love of Two Lifetimes, from Mommy

 

Slow breathing, you are leaving

The fight is ending, here in my arms

The light is fading, final moments waning

One long breath and you are

Gone

 

 

And in your place is an ache

That expands to fill the space

Most all the days I ever knew

Were so ever-filled, so ever-filled

With you

 

The way you laughed, so open wide

The way you held me with your eyes

The way you walked your life your way

With your soul by my side

 

And now I’m standing in the balance

Of the empty and the full

Where I feel the endless sorrow

Even as I feel the healing pull

With you gone I am broken

But the cracks let in the light

I am alone but when I open

To one long breath

Then I know what a soul feels like

 

The way you lived so open wide

The way you held life in your eyes

The way you walked your life your way

With your soul so alive

 

All I need is One long breath

All I need is One long breath

I held you, coming in

I held you, for good-bye

I will hold you for forever

Ever-filled, inside

Of one long breath