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.