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Wings of the Angels

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0 posted 09-05-99 03:15 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim


He taught me how to throw a ball, stand up for what's right,
Upon the wings of angels,
...he journeys to the light.

He took my hand to lead the way,
...was comfort when I fell,
He is the rock of my foundation,
...I bid my last farewell.

Taught me values, how to live, moral as a preacher,
With misted eyes, I say farewell, one who is my teacher.

He taught me to be courteous,
...that if I try I can,
He taught me how to love; to cry,
...and how to be a man.

Deep within a searing pain,
...for life too soon did end,
As journeys home, I bid adieu, father, my best friend.


A gentle wind blew cross the land,
Reaching out to take a hand,
For on the winds the angels came,
Calling out a mother's name.

Left behind, the children's tears,
Loving memories of the years,
Of joy and love, a life well spent,
And now to God, a mother's sent.

With saddened heart, a child's farewell,
Regrets of love, forgot to tell,
Mother's whispers from above,
"Twas not words that showed your love."

As flesh departs, deep sorrow's pain,
But mother's love, shall e'er remain,
Inside each child, a mother lives,
For of herself, a mother gives.

On angel's wings, a heavenly flight,
The journey home, towards the light,
To those who weep, a life is gone,
But in God's love, 'tis but the dawn.
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1 posted 09-05-99 03:21 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

This is so true for me, it is beautiful. When I read it I couldn't help thinking, with sadness, about all the people who didn't have parents like that. I can't imagine how bad life would have been without them.
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2 posted 09-05-99 05:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Tim, this is such an absolute tribute to your parents. What a blessing to have such wonderful ones. I did also. And it seems no matter how long we had them, it's never long enough, you are never prepared for them to leave. My mother died when I was young, My dad when I was much older. Both deaths were just as painful. Very lovely poems. They brought tears to my eyes.

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3 posted 09-05-99 05:46 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Tim, this posting is absolutely beautiful. Such a fine tribute to two who made an imense inpact in your life. From what I have seen here, your parents did a wonderful job in raising you, I'm sure they would be proud.

"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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4 posted 09-05-99 05:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Tim! I have to get more kleenex! Wonderful poetic tribute to your parents. It shows what wonderful parents they were - to have raised a man like you.
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5 posted 09-05-99 05:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent thoughts and sentiments, Tim.
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6 posted 09-05-99 06:22 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This saddens me! I am sorry for your loss! I couldn't imagine both of them leaving! You have done a beautiful tribute here, such loving words. God Bless You!!!
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7 posted 09-05-99 06:30 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

deeply moving...beautifully written


May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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8 posted 09-05-99 09:53 PM       View Profile for Starith   Email Starith   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Starith

Beautiful...(wiping the tears from my eyes) is always hard to say good bye...we take so much for granted...most of us realize that too late. Bravo!

We are only truly apperciated after we are no more!

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9 posted 09-06-99 02:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Yes, yes, yes! I applaud your wonderful creation!
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10 posted 09-06-99 02:34 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

A moving tribute ... may the Lord bless and keep them.


"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")

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11 posted 09-06-99 03:01 PM       View Profile for Capulet[R+J]   Email Capulet[R+J]   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Capulet[R+J]'s Home Page   View IP for Capulet[R+J]

Tim, this took my breath away.

Love can be searched for in Infinity, Found within Eternity,.. Lost within Seconds..
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12 posted 09-06-99 04:20 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

What a beautiful tribute! I can imagine
the tears, as you were writing this with
joyful memory.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Marianne Williamson
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