If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If Tears Could Build A Stairway is a eulogy poem written by Karen White.

If tears could build a stairway,
and memories a lane.
I would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say “Goodbye”.
You were gone before I knew it,
and only God knows why.

My heart still aches with sadness,
and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to love you –
No one can ever know.

But now I know you want me
to mourn for you no more;
To remember all the happy times
life still has much in store.

Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today~
A hollowed place within my heart
is where you’ll always stay.

― Karen WhitePieces of the Heart

Heaven or Paradise

Road To Heaven

Karen White is a New York Times bestselling American author of more than twenty-five novels.

White was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and during her childhood lived in numerous states and also in Venezuela and London, England, where she graduated from The American School in London. She attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management.

Most of White’s novels are based in the low-country of the southeastern United States. Her first book, In the Shadow of the Moon was a double finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. The Girl on Legare Street reached The New York Times Best Seller list in November 2009. On Folly Beach, published in May 2010, was also a NYT bestseller. White has published 27 novels to date, with the latest book, The Attic on Queen Street, released in November 2021. In addition to her solo work, White has also has co-authored four novels with Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig; the most recent, The Lost Summers of Newport, was released in May 2022.

White is married to Timothy J. White, a US banker, with two children, and resides near Atlanta, Georgia. White is currently published by Berkley, a division of Penguin Random House.

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