The void as people start to leave us – silently, quietly with not much fuss.

Some to join our Lord on the other side- others just disappear from us and hide.

My heart with sadness it is filled – as our isolation it is willed.

As friendly invitations cease to come- from those we thought friends, who now are mum.

We have our family, we need not fear- but they are far & we need them near.

It’s our fault that we are alone – my mate will only live in Key Biscayne & I moan.

We will live out our days as best we can – alone with our Lord’s guiding – Gary & Jan.