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Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!

My Daddy’s Sweet Release

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photo courtesy of Travis Jessop

 

My daddy finally received his sweet release from this world.

And now his journey continues…but without it’s restrictive form.

I was reminded this week by a dear fellow blogger, Michael,

of an old poem I read when I was younger.  My dad might

have even shown it to me.  It’s the perfect poem for my

poet friends.  Thank you for all your support in this difficult

time.  It’s bittersweet.  But am grateful for his peace.

Good friends knowing that both my daddy and I love

words, especially poetry, have offered some beautiful

gold nuggets…I will, if I can, pass them along this week,

or at least weekly.  Thanks for loving his sweet spirit.

A Thousand Winds

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there. I did not die. – Mary Elisabeth Frye

Author: writingwingsforyou

#I LIVE POETRY and all things creative. I LOVE words. They hold so much power to bring joy and healing and play into an otherwise ordinary life. Words can also shift the world into a better place. Let's explore! Let's create! Let's heal... ~ Love, Marie Lukasik Wallace

5 thoughts on “My Daddy’s Sweet Release

  1. It’s beautiful.. even if a bit sad..

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  2. Sending you hugs. (((((Hugs)))))

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  3. I know I’m late in sendinf this, but {{Hugs}}. I know that there can be some small comfort found amidst the loss that your father is free of suffering and looking down upon you, once again able to remember. May G-d bring you continued peace.

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    • Tena, there is much comfort in knowing my daddy is free of his physical body. The weeks before he left this earth, he was in so much pain. I told him we would be fine and that our spirits could speak more freely if he was free of his troubled body. I also told him I had his back telling his legacy…Thanks so much for your kind words. They are always welcomed no matter when they come. I imagine I will be needing them for awhile as I grief this loss.

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