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No Less The Final Thought of Him...#1...for Rosemary

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Sunshine
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0 posted 02-10-2000 06:00 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

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 the 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.

In memory of Robert Howard Rilling
1923-1988


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


© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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northern mountains, Idaho


1 posted 02-10-2000 06:16 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Oh, Sunshine, I am honored and moved by both your beautiful, heartrending poem, and its dedication to me!  I will put it on "Coming Through the Fire", along with your mother's, and with great gratitude for your permission.  Losing parents leaves such deep holes, and my heart goes out to you.  Thank you so very much.  You'll be in my prayers.
HelmutB
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since 01-06-2000
Posts 989
Canada


2 posted 02-10-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

A nice tribute to your father Sunshine
Know how lucky you were that you held his hand.
It's so important to say the last good bye.  I didn't get this chance with neither of my parents.
Your poem gave me a little bit of a feeling what it's like to say good bye.
Thank you so much Dearest
A hug perhaps

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Sunshine
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3 posted 02-11-2000 09:13 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Rosemary, I remain honored by your request.  I will visit your site soon...

Helmut, the last moments I spent with my father will remain with me always...thank you.
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