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He Belonged to Us

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ryoder
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He belonged to us.

He was our husband, our father and our grandfather.
He was ours.
And in the same way that he was ours,
We were his.  We were his
Life, his existence.

We were wrong.

He was not only ours.  What we thought we held,
Belonged to Someone else.
In the same way that he was ours,
We are His.  We are His
Life, His existence.

We belong to Him.

In loving tribute to Jacob Yoder,
my grandfather.

Rob Yoder
ryoder@iglou.com

© Copyright 2000 Robert J. Yoder - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-03-2000 03:23 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

What a passionate way to enter Passions' home!  Welcome, and we hope to see many more pieces of your works.

 Sunshine

~~~Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller ~~~

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~Oh such wonderful writing here.  I enjoyed this much.  It is a great piece of poetry...Welcome to Passions. *Peace.
Lorraine Nisbet
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Hi, Rob!

Sorry for your lose.  Great tribute.  Welome to Passions.

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

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Rob~
Welcome to Passion's.

Your tribute is a tender reminder
that we hold the hands of loved ones
for a while ...
God hold us all forever in His.
Beautifully done.
~*Marge*~


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ryoder
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Thanks for the kind words all -

I appreciate the warm greetings on my
first try at poetry.

Rob
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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Welcome to Passions!  I am so very sorry for your terrible loss.  But it sounds to me like you'll all be together again in Heaven.  There is great hope, as well as great sorrow in your poem.  A very tender, and very loving tribute.
Aimster
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7 posted 06-03-2000 08:13 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Rob:

Welcome to Passion! This was such a heartfelt piece to enter with. Thought it was sad...I still liked it very much. I am very sorry for your loss and wish you much love and happiness to help you through the healing. Take care.

Amy  

 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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