A Letter to Bella

Bella- May 2020

Dearest Bella, 
I still remember your beautiful face 
and I often wonder why you chose to grace 
My humble life with a precious gift from above 
for you taught me again what it is to love
I know you chose me for a reason,
without doubt all souls have a season
But yours left an indelible mark 
upon this battle scarred heart
And I’ll not ever in my lifetime forget 
nor will I have any regrets
For you came to me in my moment of need, 
even though you made my tender soul bleed
I am grateful you chose me to be the one you would teach
that death is not the end but a setting free

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poetics: Exploring the poetic genre: “Verse Epistle” (Come taste the feeling)

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

17 Comments on “A Letter to Bella

  1. This is such a stunning, stunning tribute to Bella! One that moved me deeply. Especially resonate with; “death is not the end but a setting free.” Yes! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, Linda 💝💝

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  2. What a beautifully penned letter, and what a marvellous friend Bella must have been! I would love to have a pet or resident owl! I like the way you used couplets but varied the rhyme scheme so it never sounds monotonous.

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  3. This is so lovely, Linda. Bella did come with a message, and the gift of her visit to you touched so many of our hearts. I cried when she died, and I know you shed many tears as well. But such an honour, that she chose you to entrust her dying to.

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  4. love the feeling you bring to the page, you have it naturally,be blessed, a friend is ill, we all know someone, but you have words that meet, amen

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