Sunday, March 25, 2012


The Empty Chairs...
       ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

I look out at the empty chair
And remember when you sat there
Surveying our little kingdom.

I remember it was just last Spring
When we made the spot
That made our hearts sing
As we sat there by the water.

And memories of you fill the space
For I have memorized your face
Smiling in the sun
As we often sat as one...
  in chairs by the little lake.

Thanking God for memories
That fill my heart with reverie
As I picture you still here with me.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Missing you....
     ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart 

I love you Bill, my shining star
In Heaven you are very far
From earthly things and me.

And though you walk now on 
   Heaven's shore,
I still mourn because no more,
Can I feel the warmth of you.

My heartache will never end
If my days be short or long
Always the days I will spend
Longing to be with you.

I've never known a pain so great
Than when I lost you, my loving mate...
  of 52 wonderful years.

A fire still burns within my heart
You will forever be a part 
  of all that is within me.

Tears cannot put out the flame
As I know you loved me the same,
And even death cannot part us.

I long for kisses I cannot feel
When you were here and so real
Never did you give up the fight
When illness took away the light
That always shone within you.

Heaven has an Angel bright
Who will lighten up the darkest night
Pure love shines from afar
Your goodness assures me where you are
   With Jesus and the Father.

I could never express in words so small
How much I loved you all
 the days of my life and more.
I will love you for eternity
And pray that someday I will be
United again with you I plea.
  As forever you will be a part of me.
Written 2-17-12