Daily Archives: March 4, 2010

Beckoning and Waiting

  • Beckoning and Waiting
    • I have looked into the eyes of a dear friend.
      • A friend with many months, and years lived.
    • The wonder of childhood turned into
      • Wisdom and memories.
    • The desire to understand  was fully developed
      • And full of questions.
    • Most of all I saw love.
      • Love of life and for me.
  • Ah yes.  There was trust.  Trust in Him
    • Who died on a cross so long ago for our sins.
    • Trust that He was beckoning and waiting.

Originally written:  February 19, 1996

  • This along with the other writtings  around this time was a look into myself and reminiscing  a time with  my dear friend just before she passed over to a new life.

I Said Goodbye

  • I said goodbye 
    • Oh, how brave she was.
  • Never wanting to cause anyone work
    • On her behalf.
  • Feeling guilty when showered with gifts
    • Of love and caring.
  • Yet, she was the one who volunteering here, Volunteering there,
    • Always making her presence a pleasure.
  • Her life an example for one and all
    • Sharing her time and talent.
  • Prisoner of the decaying flesh
    • Holding her firm to this earth.
  • I said goodbye.
    • I knew it was for the last time.
      • She knew it too.
  • I held her hand,
    • Then her fingers.
      • Then nothing at all.
  • Just two hands stretched out
    • Not touching, just stretced out
      • Toward each other.
  • The fingers not long enough
    • To reach across the distance.
  • My eyes held her eyes.
    • Tears held back for another time.
      • We did not want to part.
  • We watched each other slip away.
    • I out the door.
      • She out different kind of door.
    • Another friend has said a last goodbye.
  • How many more times to say “Goodbye?”
    • I turned and walked away.
      • She turned and looked away.
  • How many more times do I have to say “Goodbye?”

Originally written:    February 19, 1996

  • This was written in remembrance of the day I said a last goodbye.  I wondered how many more times do I have to say “Goodbye.”  It brought mortality closer to reality.