Mary, I am so sorry. Please accept my deepest and most sincere sympathy. Michael was a wonderful man. Since seeing your note this morning, I’ve spent quite some time reading and reminiscing through many posts and e-mails with Michael. More than a few tears have been shed on this end.
We came to know and love Michael not only for the beautiful poetry and artwork which he shared with so many of us here, but also for all the hard work and dedication which he brought to us here behind the scenes at Passions as a Deputy Moderator. Working in the background at Passions, I came to understand his integrity and compassion that comes through when working side by side each other. Michael volunteered in that capacity for many rotations, and I came to admire and respect him immensely in so many aspects. I am so very grateful to have known him.
He will continue to be in my thoughts, as will you and Christopher during this difficult time. Please do stay in touch with us, and allow us to help however or whenever we can.
The Angel Comes
Just close your eyes, my tired one,
Our peaceful journey has begun.
Take hold my hand, and feathered wing,
Lift up your heart to sweetly sing,
Beyond the pain that holds you here,
I'll guide your soul ... for heaven's near.
Fear not, the brilliant lights you see,
'Tis heaven's trail, we rise to meet.
Let calm and peace surround your heart,
For never do we truly part.
You leave behind on earthly plain,
Your memories, for they remain
Deep in the heart of those you love,
A treasured gift from God above.
The love and care you've given all,
Will stay with them, for evermore;
Within their hearts, you'll always stay,
In prayer, one tender thought away.
While in their time of deep despair,
We'll travel 'mongst them unaware;
Your presence felt by those will bring,
A whispered touch, from new-sprung wings.
For times they wish you to be near,
They'll feel your warmth, your love, your care;
A spark, in memory you'll ignite,
To drift them off to sleep at night.
A quiet touch, a lightened heart,
Is how they'll feel your love impart;
Beyond the bounds of heaven's door,
With angels as you drift and soar.
So gentle one, your time is here,
I've come to take away your fear;
This earthly body cannot mend ...
Your suffering, is at an end.
So take my hand, and follow me,
To rest in peaceful harmony,
Come soar with me above the clouds,
To heaven's gate, where love abounds.
Take comfort now, we've reached the light ...
Your soul released, to angel's flight.