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Walking Into Forever

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JamesMichael
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Walking Into Forever

It seemed to me
that she walked through the park everyday
with her big yellow umbrella,
rain or shine
the umbrella would protect her
from the sun or the rain;
she seemed so graceful
walking almost lighter than air,
I could imagine her flying away
with that umbrella like Mary Poppins
sometimes I was close enough
to see the expressions upon her face,
most of the time a smile
but at times a frown;
and what was that?, an occasional tear'
I later found out she would smile
thinking of her thirty year marriage
to the man she loved,
together they had shared many a walk together,
both were totally content in the marriage,
until that day he had died in a tragic auto accident
and so the frowns, they were few, yet at times
they would mix within the pleasures
and she would find herself in one of those moments
giving into the pain
as she missed the man she loved
and she knew she always would,
so a few tears, a few desperate moments
and a brand new smile
as radiant as a beam of light
on a dark night,
yes she would always remember that day
when her lovely husband no longer came home,
and the lonely nights without him close to her,
she still sleeps alone,
and today, as she walks, she feels like he
is there with her, walking beside her, if
not in his mortal body, in his spirit, still
sharing his love with her.
She remembers, the words her husband used to tell
her, "If he left this world before her,
he would meet her in forever."
Her heart yearned for that day,
hoping it was not too far away.
Her hopes, and her dreams,
to go to a place called forever.

JamesLee
7/13/17

"For God so Loved the world, that He gave his
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him,
will not perish but have eternal life."...John 3:16

This is Forever.

  
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 07-13-2017 09:37 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm not a believer, James, but understand how it might be.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 07-14-2017 05:34 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

This is a lovely bittersweet love story. Makes a person grateful that their spouse is still alive. ~L
Poet In Pink
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Such a heart-touching story poem James ~ It is very hard to deal with the loss of a spouse and your are right...John 3:16 is forever   Thank you for sharing ~ Alana
JamesMichael
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Thank you JerryPat, Lori and Poet in Pink
for the nice responses.  I can't imagine a person not wanting to be with those they love Forever...and yet our Heavenly Father offers us Forever through His Son...that's written in John 3:16...and it says "whoever"...james
s1nfully_1nn0c3nt
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5 posted 07-22-2017 10:40 PM       View Profile for s1nfully_1nn0c3nt   Email s1nfully_1nn0c3nt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit s1nfully_1nn0c3nt's Home Page   View IP for s1nfully_1nn0c3nt

Forever...this (for me) speaks more about her strength than anything else. Hmmm...It's a little sad, maybe because she just waits for the day she can be with her husband forever? Idk. I enjoyed this- it made me wonder and feel and that's what poetry is all about. Lovely.

-Trina
...because the most powerful words in your life are "I might be wrong"...

LeeJ
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strongly believe and yes, she will be with him in the afterlife.  

lovely lovely words to live life by...hope and love....
JamesMichael
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Thank you sinfully innocent and LeeJ for reading and responding...james
 
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