A Dedication; (On) Heaven's Boughs



I must fly, she thought
and off she flew--
all this time, she was thinking of you.
I must away, she dreamed
of a place shiny, new
and now she has gone there...
ahead (of me) and you.
Husband--
dear one,
hold your head high,
for down the road (just a piece)
in the sweet by-and-by...
she stands waiting
alone
with arms
eager (outstretched
)
and open wide...
to hug
(once again)

your sturdy,
strong

neck.
And lofty you will be,
and flying you will go
to the sweet arms of Heavenly God--
to a place, once more,
where together you will trod.
Do not weep for me,
my gentle husband.
Do not weep for us.
We will not be parted
for longer than a moment;
than a glimmer.
United again we will know
the fullness
the wonder
the glory
of a love that blooms
on heaven's boughs.


With love, dedicated to
my mother-in-law,
Barbara Jane Powell
;
( June 8, 1933 to July 29, 2011.)

Comments

  1. Oh lg - that is a lovely tribute. And so true - we will be united with loved ones by and by. (((HUG)))

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  2. "We will not be parted
    for longer than a moment;
    than a glimmer." -- those lines are just gorgeous. A stunning poem, so incredibly beautiful. You've made me weep...and made me think of those who have gone before and wait with outstretched arms...

    Wishing I could give you a huge hug, lg. This will have to suffice ((((lg)))))

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  3. Dear Lynn and Talon,
    Thank you so much for your very kind words and the nice hugs! I needed to wait and to write something thoughtful to honor her. She was a real writer and song writer/singer. She (even) recorded several records in Nashville with her band as a young (and smashingly foxy) women.

    I might be posting less often for a season. My father-in-law has come to live with us and requires some assistance. I hope to post some of her writings when I get organized and can sort through things.

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  4. Oh, lg, I'll really look forward to getting to know your mother-in-law through her writings...

    Your father-in-law is blessed to have all your love and support as he begins a new stage of his life.

    Please take care of you, too, in your crowded days.

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