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Sunday June 26, 2016

Poetry

  • The Mountains and Valleys...

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    An Apt Description of Grief, from THE JOURNEY by Mindy Wilsford
    Before we go through a loss like this, we assume that grief is like falling into a deep hole. We think we will start climbing a ladder and as we get closer to the top things start getting brighter and brighter and we keep feeling better and better until we finally step out into the sunshine where the birds are singing and beautiful m...

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  • THOSE WE GIVE TO GOD WE NEVER LOSE

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | A Poem/Artistic story

    I felt the light of heaven
    it was shining down on me,
    I heard His voice, He called my name,
    "my child, come follow Me;"
    There is no pain, there is no hurt
    nor sadness anywhere,
    In heaven there is joy and love
    and I'll be waiting there;
    For on the day I left this earth
    I felt your many tears,
    And now I watch you from above
    and keep you very near;
    It hurts to be apart from me, but
    be patient for ...

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    18 Comments

  • Bad poetry

    Saturday, June 25, 2016 | A Poem/Artistic story

    I wrote this on the evening of January 18, 2016, shortly after the doctors told us there were no more treatments available for Pat's cancer.
    As she sleeps
    The beauty of peace on her face,
    I wonder how she chose me
    To share her life.
    And when she wakes
    her smile is real;
    Her love of life and sunshine
    So true.
    I see my reflection in
    The light in her eyes
    And I am humbled and honored.
    These are the ...

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  • Take Away

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    Take Away
    Instead of Christmas gifts for me
    Come take some things away
    There’s so much here that I don’t want ...
    So please… don’t give just take
    Take away my knowledge
    Of funerals, urns and graves
    And take away the guilt I have
    For not being with her to save
    Take away these inward screams
    that resonate her death
    And take away my begging
    To give her back her br...

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    13 Comments

  • I Do Not Care

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    Morning sickness that lasted all day...                                                   I do not care         &n...

    2 Recommendations

    6 Comments

  • Journal Entry for April 4, 2013

    Thursday, April 4, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    The Bright Forever
    Breaking through the clouds that gather,
    O'er the Christian's natal skies,
    Distant beams, like floods of glory,
    Fill the soul with glad surprise;
    And we almost hear the echo
    Of the pure and holy throng,
    In the bright, the bright forever,
    In the summer land of song.
    Yet a little while we linger,
    Ere we reach our journey's end;
    Yet a little while of labor,
    Ere the evening shades ...

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    6 Comments

  • My Wish For You

    Monday, November 19, 2012 | A Poem/Artistic story

    As the holidays approach I know we may often feel very sad... but today I have two poems I want to share with you that I hope you'll keep in your heart to help you with the pain.  Hugs Elissa
    This one helps me... because it made me realize... We are never without them...

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    7 Comments

  • Infant Loss - Before Birth and Early Loss

    Saturday, September 26, 2015 | A Poem/Artistic story


    I am sorry for your loss. I understand it will hurt forever. Some of my friends have told me that they have had people say maybe they should not be so sad because they only had their child for a very short time, many of them lost their children before they were even born.

    I know you loved your child(ren) sometimes years before they were concieved or born. I know because I did. You dreamed of h...

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    5 Comments

  • Through Heavens Door

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 | A Poem/Artistic story

    THROUGH HEAVENS DOOR
    Our little Jerred Thomas is here no more
    He has entered through Heaven's door,
    Though aching hearts are filled with weeping,
    He is with Jesus, for safe keeping.
    He can still be our sunshine from the Heavens above
    On earth he was ours to hold and love
    In our hearts he can still be our joy
    On Earth, he was our precious little boy.
    From Heaven Above, Jerred Thomas was sent as a ...

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    5 Comments

  • A Father's Day Card For Richard My Beloved Husband

    Sunday, June 16, 2013 | A Poem/Artistic story

    Men And Grief
    It must be very difficult
    To be a man in grief,
    Since "men don't cry" and "men are strong"
    No tears can bring relief.
    It must be very difficult
    To stand up to the test
    And field calls and visitors
    So she can get some rest.
    They always ask if she's all right
    And what she's going through
    But seldom take his hand and ask,
    "My friend, but how are you?"
    He hears her crying in the night
    A...

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    4 Comments