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Time to Rest

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Meadowmuse
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0 posted 01-07-2000 04:57 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse




Time to Rest

for Barbara
July 13, 1957 ~ December 8, 1999


Now leave alone your pained and wearied days.
Close your eyes and rest, sweet one of mine.
Our loving touch will reach through endless ages.
Our laughter will reflect life's cherished chime.

The time for letting go, for now, is here.
Let gripping fingers slip from loving hands.
And for this moment know that I am near,
as awake and new, with God, your soul expands.

So silence now aligns with singing sounds
and helpless hours, replaced with ones so blessed,
as peaceful songs of promise will ever abound...
My sister, gentle one, 'tis time to rest.



Dear LadyClaire





[This message has been edited by Meadowmuse (edited 01-07-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 01-07-2000 05:34 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Claire you have my sympathies on your loss. This is a beautiful moving tribute to your sister.

 Denise

Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 01-07-2000 05:46 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Claire,
Your beautiful poetry is a wondrous tribute to your sister. Thank you for sharing it with us
Liz
Andrew Scott
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3 posted 01-07-2000 06:52 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Very beautiful and very loving. My heart goes out to you.
whiskey
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4 posted 01-07-2000 07:00 PM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

Claire,
This is a wonderful tribute to your sister , I feel for you so much , Sorry for your loss Hugs

Julie
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5 posted 01-07-2000 10:25 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

Oh Claire, this is so sad and so beautiful at the same time. What a beautiful tribute to your sister. May God bless you.
((((HUGS))))
Alwye
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In the space between moments


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Incredibly beautiful..I too am sorry for the loss of your sister.  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


Meadowmuse
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7 posted 01-08-2000 12:49 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Denise, Elizabeth, Andrew, Whiskey, hoot owl,Alwye...thank you, dear poets, for extending such comforting words. My sister was my best friend, and this battle with cancer, at times,feels as though it has depleted my spirit and left me vacant inside. Thank you for the caring thoughts. I have become quite the recluse the past few weeks, but have enjoyed peering out a bit here in your forum.

Love and shared peace,
Dear LadyClaire

bsquirrel
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Claire, a wonderful and moving poem that steers clear of sentimentality and instead grasps life's beautiful moments. Thanks for sharing. It's my belief that sometimes the best way to get over something -- whether it be loss, sorrow, anger, or any combination of these -- is write your feelings down. I especially love "life's chime." What a great piece -- dare I say it? -- of art!

Mike
Meadowmuse
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Mike, I agree with your philosophy about writing as a means of examining and dealing with loss, and I'm working on it.
Thank you so much for your kind response to my poem.

Dear LadyClaire


  
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Instant tears.  Oh, I am so terribly sorry for the loss you have suffered, so very recently - your sister and best friend in one - what a terrible grief.  My heart goes out to you.  How sweet you were to extend care to me, when you, yourself is suffering so!



 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG
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11 posted 01-08-2000 12:59 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

All sunlight casts shadows Claire.  


Peace.
Meadowmuse
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12 posted 01-08-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Rosemary,
  The commencement of  healing is so often found in the outreached hand. By reaching, we begin to heal. Thank you so much for your heartfelt words.

Dear LadyClaire


 
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