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Only A Visit To The Light [Dedicated to PdV and her friend, Brian]

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Sunshine
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0 posted 10-25-1999 12:06 PM       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

Only A Visit To The Light

I shall only visit the light
for Your work through me is not done,
I shall only visit the bright
and briefly say hello to your Son.

I am only here for a fleeting moment
to let You know Iíll be OK,
my days on earth are far from spent,
I know You hear what I pray.

I shall only visit the light
to let You know Iím fine,
and thank You for giving me sight
and to think Youíre so inclined

In keeping me here a bit longer on earth,
to share Your love to all around
for Youíve been with me long before birth,
and Youíve never let me down.

I shall only visit the light,
and then return to my quest
to find passion in all that believe
as I go through this, Your test.

Fear not, my friends, for in His plan
He foresaw this, and other things grand,
There is a reason to descry this fate,
as there are no reasons to pray without wait.

Friends, do not linger with your prayers,
and know that I am in His care,
for I briefly went to visit the light,
and I foresaw my future, bright.

25 October, 1999
©KRJ

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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 10-25-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 10-25-1999 12:11 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
Let me be the first to say Bravo.
A wonderful poem.
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2 posted 10-25-1999 12:22 PM       View Profile for mywildlove   Email mywildlove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mywildlove

You may email me if you wish to discuss the editing of this message...but I would advice a softer tone before you do so.


[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 10-25-1999).]
Michael
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3 posted 10-25-1999 12:33 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Very well done Sunshine, a warmth to us all.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


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4 posted 10-25-1999 12:38 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Beautiful work Sunshine!

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
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5 posted 10-25-1999 12:40 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Absolutely Beautiful.Touched my heart!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
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6 posted 10-25-1999 01:38 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sy, Michael, Pepper, Watcher, thank you for reading. I hope PdV's friend Brian will be all right.

And Michael, thank you for so promptly editing the one post. It was quite disheartening to read, considering the circumstances that created this piece.
Michael
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7 posted 10-25-1999 01:44 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You're quite welcome, Sunshine, although I had hoped no one at all saw that particualr post. Brian and PDV are in all our prayers but this poem will mean so much to both of them, I personally would like to say thank you the effort you put into it.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


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This is quite heartfelt and nicely done, Sunshine - and Michael - Teamwork is a wonderful thing..
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Sunshine, I type this with tears in my eyes. It's absolutely beautiful! I thank you and appreciate you words, prayers and kind thoughts.... Brian's mother thanks you also...I printed a copy and took it to her. Brian will begin the first of many skin grafts on Thursday.. the long recovery begins....
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10 posted 10-26-1999 12:33 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Sunshine I read this with tearful eyes I read it from the heart as from the heart it was writen I don't know poet D only from her words, I don't kow her friend Brian but I know this is one very powerful poem you've writen for them.. from the heart and it's touched mine in ways you could never know.. and I thank you for such beautiful words
As I too wish Brain well in his recovery...
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i am pickin up bits and pieces of this story a sad one yes i come back and the family is still as tight as ever so cool yuh very movin piece sunshine
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12 posted 10-26-1999 01:23 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Snif....this is very beautiful Sunshine....a "sunshine" you are.
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I love to see people come together like this!
It's a shame that the rest of the world can't be as wonderful as the people in here!
Thank you for helping to bring us together sunshine!
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14 posted 10-26-1999 09:36 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

PdV, we are all hoping for the best. I hope you friend's mother gained some comfort - it is so very hard to know what to say. Just your being there helps, we know.

Tori, thank you very much for your kind words. Yes, all poems should come from the heart. Mine do.

Wayout - glad to see you're back. Thanks for coming in, catching up.

Munda, thank you.

Christopher - we should all pull together - we are all we have...
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Sunshine you are the biggest doll! This was really a beautiful piece! Heartfelt and tear jerker it is. Stunning work!!!

Pdv and Brian and the family, you're all in my prayers! May the good Lord bring him to a speedy recovery! May HE help you all endure this long road ahead! Bless You!
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Sunshine, this is beautiful. I'm sure that Brian and his family will appreciate it as much as PdV and we all do.

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Denise
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Whtdove and denise, thank you both for your kind words. Given the circumstances, this is the least we can do, sharing our thoughts, and our prayers.
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