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A Time to Heal (a prayer for a friend)

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Skyfyre
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0 posted 04-13-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

A Time to Heal

‘Tis said to ev’ry thing in life
               there is a season --
An object in that grand design
               that frames creation --
Our ev’ry step falls closer to
               our destination,
Each obstacle required, though we
               may miss the reason.
With such philosophies at heart,
               we suffer, willing:
Believing darkest night may break
               to bright tomorrow;
We dream in shades of happiness
               while cloaked in sorrow,
And smiling, starve, in search of that
               we think fulfilling.
We thusly wander, starry-eyed,
               expectant, thinking
To shape the passing of our lives
               with this endeavor,
Unmindful that, in eyes whose scope
               have seen forever,
Our journey’s span cannot outlast
               a single blinking;
We pass the days with broken hearts --
               tormented, beating
So slowly toward becoming whole,
               the hours crawling,
We miss the chance to fly once more
               for fear of falling,
While Time moves on, in which our part
               is swift and fleeting.
And so, for you, whose lonely road
               has seemed unending,
I pray as quickly fell the blow,
               so goes the healing;
That once again your wings may know
               the soaring feeling
That follows when the heart has passed
               its time of mending.
The dawn will break, with no regard
               for how you face it:
So choose to face the rising sun,
               in heaven glowing
And she will love you endlessly,
               her gifts bestowing
On he who dared to dream, and had
               the will to chase it!




 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest



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Skyfyre~
This is a lovely and thougtful
gesture for your friend.

My favorite line is ...

'The dawn will break, with no regard
                 for how you face it'

How very beautiful.
~*Marge*~


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2 posted 04-13-2000 08:09 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Hi Sky -- this poem was very creative.
Your use of words and interesting way
of choosing your style - makes this
a lovely poem -- and a warm - insightful
way of reaching out to a friend in need
of comforting --)

Thanks for sharing.



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3 posted 04-13-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

You continue to touch me with your words of wisdom

Jeffrey
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4 posted 04-13-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

"We miss the chance to fly once more
               for fear of falling,"

-- these lines are simply breathtaking! I continue to adore your work! Your #1 Fan, Master
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5 posted 04-13-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful writing, Kess!

Denise
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Kess,
     this is great!!  You have been doing well lately my friend. . . methinks that the muse is firing again.

This was an excellent poem, I hope that your words spoke to your friend as they spoke to me. . .

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--Victor Frankl

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7 posted 04-13-2000 11:25 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

The style of this poem is what initially captured my interest. Though after reading I must say I now like the content even better. My favorite line is "We dream in shades of happiness while cloaked in sorrow". I can really relate. Very powerful! Good work!

AMY  

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8 posted 04-13-2000 11:36 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, incredibly beautiful work, Skyfyre.  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
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9 posted 04-14-2000 04:46 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wonderful Kess.  The message reads loud and clear and come to a very potent ending.  Well done.

Michael
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Kess, your friend most certainly is blessed to receive this poetic prayer. This is eloquent, tender, encouraging...simply beautiful. Your work always is.  

~ Claire
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Exquisite writing, Skyfyre ...
Your wisdom and heart shines in this .....
"We miss the chance to fly once more
       for fear of falling"
Too true for so many .....

 "This is where you will win the battle .... in the playhouse of your mind."
Maxwell Maltz
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12 posted 04-14-2000 11:37 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Excellent writing I feel.  Lucky friend you have!


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

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We miss the chance to fly once more
                                 for fear of falling,"

you are right, you are absolutey right.  Every one I've read
this morning has touched me, moved me, changed me,
thank you so much.

Kathleen--(Kay)
A true friend does not love you for who you are, but in spite of who you are." -- Caroline Tran

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