9-19-17

I suppose
every verse
she ever read
from the Good Book
is fully understood now.

I suppose
every verse
she ever wrote as poet
rebounds and resounds
in memory’s safe keeping.

I suppose
we
with healing hearts
will stand
by riversides
in our seasons
sharing grief’s
ebb and flow.

What Heaven gained
we now long for –
our dear friend
our dear friend, Rose.

 

 

 

9 comments

    • Sarah,
      Rose taught school along with me years ago under a different leader as principal. We were a very family-oriented staff then. Often at staff meetings Rose would want to share a poem just to lift our spirits. Her laughter was contagious; her poems were entertaining. She knew how much I loved to write then; she encouraged me–“You, dear, keep on writing.” I would say she was an encouraging one to me in this life as writer. I dearly loved Rose’s spirit with teaching, learning, & living life. She was at peace with her Maker, too–an obvious tie to her daily walk.
      Jan

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  1. Hi Jan

    It’s never easy losing a dear friend or loved one! The loss is hard putting into words; but when the words can celebrate and honor their memory, their gift of friendship, it becomes a song of healing and one that lets us
    hold on to their legacy. You have accomplished this with your beautiful poem and its echo of respect, love and memory.

    will stand
    by riversides
    in our seasons
    sharing grief’s
    ebb and flow.

    What Heaven gained
    we now long for –
    our dear friend
    our dear friend, Rose.

    Thank you for sharing,
    it was very touching!
    Wendy

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    • Hello, Wendy,

      Her cancer battle was short-lived. Her writings are testament to her life’s beliefs. She wanted others to be happy with life itself. I admired her, and as I write that it’s hard to believe that it’s now written in the past tense. We all get to live through some tenses of time–past, present, & future. Then it fossilizes as memory. That thought is mesmerizing as we try to order our moments–something we always cannot do. We always want our loved ones to stay a while longer. Thank you for reading & commenting.

      Jan

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  2. Jan I am so sorry for your loss. Your tribute to your friend Rose is a lovely and moving one. May she rest in peace in the arms of her Maker.

    Kindest regards,

    Maryse

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  3. Dear Jan,

    I remembered seeing that you had a candle glowing in Rose’s honor but I thought it was posted at the our old location so I have been busily going through the old candle threads…went through 800 pages, twice, and could not find it. Only then did I remember that ‘it might be’ in our new Thoughts and Prayers, and sure enough I found it. I have problems getting my notifications because of being involved with two sites. I either get double notification or no notification, so that is why I was not aware of your post in Thoughts and Prayers. There is a huge sorrow that she is gone from this earth and a huge joy that she is at Home, in peace and without pain.

    She was right to tell you to keep writing. Your writing has heart and soul and serves to make this world a better and brighter place to be.

    Thank you,
    Sarah

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