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No Less the Final Thought of Him

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Sunshine
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0 posted 06-27-99 08:54 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

In ‘88 I took your hand for the final time
and asked Him with soft prayer true
“Take him Lord, he’s mine”
So Dad, no more pain for you.

Mom and brother were called away
to answer questions of the physician by phone
I held your hand and softly prayed
then heard a deep voice intone

“he is mine now dear child,
release your father so dear,
My Home is finally his Home now
and you have nothing ever to fear.”

Looking towards my father’s face
the struggle and pain released from within
a calmness caressed the careworn brow
a man who lived life truly without sin.

Thank you Lord for taking him then
and giving me strength to do the tasks
for the family members who didn’t know
that you answered the prayer I asked.

You gave me the strength to make the calls
and to take in the murmurings kind
all in a deep shadow of truth faith
and I thank you for taking “mine.”

My father comes to me in my dreams
with your angels silently by his side
usually when I’m at my best in your world
and want to share your realm with him wide.

For where you’ve put me must be close
to your heaven on earth of which I’ve heard a toast
and when I walk your carpet fine, and smell the pure clean air
I know that You, your Angels, and my Dad are standing with me there.

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Genea
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1 posted 06-27-99 10:27 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

a beautiful tribute :-)
Krystal
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since 06-19-99
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2 posted 06-27-99 03:25 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

This is beautiful... I commend you! It really moved me.

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Shannon D. Montgomery
("Krystal")
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3 posted 06-27-99 03:41 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

This was not an easy poem for you to write, I'm sure, yet you've paid your respects to your father in a way no other could. This is a lovely poem and I could easily identify with your words.

Only a few days after my father died of ALS he appeared to me in a dream, walking again and whole and healthy, and he led me to this man's house where he was staying and said to me, "He's been taking care of me". It was beautiful... the dream was so clear and vivid. It was my father's way of saying he was home again with his Father who had taken care of him and made him whole.
elvira
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4 posted 07-17-99 11:38 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

very touching...Sunshine, thanks for sharing

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Childhood Memories...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart...


DreamEvil
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5 posted 07-18-99 01:10 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Thank you, it's nice to know we're not alone.

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Being paranoid is the biggest reason I'm still around to practice my paranoia.
DreamEvil©

blueloon
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6 posted 07-18-99 12:27 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

My grandfather died in 92 of ALS, His last words were "Sunshine" my nickname as a child. Slightly ironic...your words have touched me.
blueloon
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7 posted 07-18-99 01:40 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Beautifully written. I am sure your Dad is proud of you as he walks beside you each day.
Sunshine
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8 posted 07-18-99 06:45 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you, everyone, for your kind critiques. As you can see, it took me this long to finally be able to share some words about my loss. He was far too young. He is never far from my heart and mind. He would have applauded you all.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 
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