Death Changes Everything

Laughter becomes a sad echo of days gone by as happy memories fade to painful reminders of what can never be again.

The glistening morning dew goes unnoticed as blue jays and butterflies flutter by, their beauty muted by darker things.

Sunshine burns hot against the face but no longer warms the heart.

Sleep offers only uncertain shadows instead of dreams of hopeful tomorrows. And drowsy morning slumber breathes back to life sad realities.

The only certainty, that fleeting seasons shall lead us here once more.

Death changes everything. 

 copyright 2012 ©  john pete

Note by John Pete:

Death changes everything, but there is always hope. I believe God walks in all things, and  that death has a purpose and reason; not necessarily how death occurs, but death and separation from this human life itself.  This life is temporary for all of us and only by leaving it one day in God’s time can we move beyond the pain and challenges that are a part of it. Many strive to live our lives to the fullest and experience the spiritual growth offered to us while we are here, with God as a beacon in the darkness that will guide us Home. 


About John Pete

John Pete is founder of the grief support site at, and the Grief Streets Peer Support Group on Facebook. John has been featured on Grief Talk Radio and his articles "The Gift" and "Preparing To Say Goobye and Other Challenges of the Heart" are published in the book, "Open To Hope, Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss." He has also written many other spiritual articles. (Read in the John Pete Blog) and was most recently published on the 2012 DVD, "Grieving the Sudden Death of a Loved One". In addition to spiritual writing, John creates gallery-quality dream catchers using willow hoops, natural stones and other materials to design art that represents nature, healing, protection and various cultures & rituals. His work has been displayed and sold in New York and the Midwest. His hand-woven dream catchers can be displayed as stunning art works or for spiritual protection & healing.
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