Accompany me to see the stars,

in case I can see her face from afar.

Accompany me to see the sky,

in case I find consolation in the clouds.

Accompany me to walk by the sea,

where I can deeply sigh and just be.

Accompany me to walk this path,

where I just wait and stay still.

Accompany me like this, in silence.

You do not need to say a word…

Just accompany me.

Ligia M. Houben

A grieving poem for my beloved mother.