"Go rest high on that mountain ".......

"Vince Gill " title

In fields of summer play or in the
first snows of our high country winter
I will think of you
my brothers

And only because I'm feeling selfish I know
because god has your hands
and not me

Yet here on this sometimes dismal
earth thats all we are
allowed

Your time here is done I know and
now its time for rest
and rest you will
my loves

When I am feeling blue and think
back to our times together
don't blame me

Yet it is your laugh I miss most
and the awesome blue
of smiling eyes

Go...... go now and rest I am
but human and you the
newest angel

In a long line of angels
and look
we know so many


Go now and rest I will be along..........

My hubber friends , If you go to Vince gill's sight and listen to the most haunting of his titles "Go rest high on that mountain " you can hear the wishes of a brother for a brother. Just a beautiful song that sticks in my head this time of year. Peace.








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Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi ahorseback.

Beautiful words.

Listened to the full video of "Go rest high on that mountain". A beautiful song from a great singer.

A lovely tribute to a brother.

LOL Ghaelach


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Beautiful! It reminded me of the poem I've written when I turned (_ _) , and feeling melancholic about aging and dying. Thanks' for the tap. I'll go dig my file and get that posted. May I link this hub?


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Chris Sp, of course you may . No need to ask !I cant wait to see that !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ghaelach, Isn't it though ! ....the song has always haunted me !


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I am off to go listen.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very beautiful hub. I love this poem ahorseback.

Voted up.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So very beautiful and here's to so many more to follow.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.


Annie 4 years ago

Vince Gill's lyrics and your poem capture beautifully your deep love for your brother, the newest angel, and two adored brothers are a resting and are awaiting on that mountain and there will be a shouting come the joyous reunion.

And peace be with you my friend.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this too. The song has a special place in my heart too. My nephew Tommy passed away last Feb. and that song was played. It was a great comfort to my sister. Thank you..


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you very much for this. This may not be the message of this work; but she does wait for me at Skylawns, near a tree. It is not a mountain, but we had quite a life.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eric , its such a great song if You have "been there " Thank you sir !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen ! Heelo my friend thank you as you're always so conciderate !.......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Annie , Thank you so much , peace ! awaits us all !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Always , Im so sorry for that loss , Tommy is resting and yet .....he's still with you and your sis !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Mhatter , Im really sorry for that , That is a mountain there , where she is , either way ! ........


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I knew I knew that song. My mom's funeral just before a full latin version of Ave Maria and then, How great thou Art. All set forth by my momma, and she had not seen the inside of church in twenty years. Go figure. I reckon she just wanted a good memorial.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Eric , I'm so sorry for that , And you know that she is there "on that mountain ", no matter what ,where or when !


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

We ride hard and a frothy moisture settles in under our saddle. We must ride on. Let the wings of the spirit carry the dead. Let the wings of our hearts carry the living. My saddle is soaped up and dry, ready to ride for the next soul gone to us yet married.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

A fine way with words my friend ! .........:-}


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Beautiful sentimental words for those we've lost but will once again embrace one day. Although this brought some tears to my eyes, it was only because of the touching words and message in it.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Beckie , no crying now , we have not lost them ! We will only miss them awhile ! Thank you dear friend !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Lovely tribute from brother to brother. I can tell you I bet you start singing that song down here and you'll hear a sing along from your brother swinging on a star and loving you from above. Hugs.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose , Yes Two brothers I've lost and each one more than worthy of an angels guardian ! Thank you for understanding my worlds and yearnings !......Ed


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh Ed, My sister is near death, Her name is Eva.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

I'm so sorry for Eva , Its so hard to wade through all of this emotion when it happens , I know that . But no more pain fo Eva . She too will be in a beautiful place and we will be here to remember her . And what a beautiful name she has ! ..............:-}


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

The song sticks in your head, and you share the beautiful sentiments with feeling. You're the real deal when it comes to poets. Good!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Msdora , Thats really nice to hear ! Thank you for that !


SilverGenes 4 years ago

I was listening to the song as I read your poem. Memories are made sweeter somehow in these quiet moments and your words show that with such love.


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

Deep words well crafted. Memories will always linger especially of good ones. We come to go! But some leave behind treasures not found in gold nor silver - everlasting sweet memories.

a wonderful write!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I just watched Vince Gill sing this song at George Jones funeral, he broke down and could hardly finish the song. I must tell you about Eva, she surived, but is now under hospice care. The doctor is saying, " not much time left. " Blessings my friend..


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Ruby , Then tonight we all pray for Eva ! Remember all the good Ruby ! I was talking with a young woman the other day who said this about life . "I don't want to live in the past " , and yet I reminded her that yes we do , somewhat at least to remember , to relive our happy times once in a while ! I'm thinking of you Ruby !......Ed


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Dear Ed,

A beautifully written and heartfelt poem. Brought tears as does Vince Gill's song, every time I listen to it.

They are resting high up on that mountain, and you will see your angels again. They are missed greatly. You have a beautiful heart.

Voted up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Hugs and peace


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Quite touching and beautifully delivered. Loving thoughts.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Dear Ed -

I know it has been awhile,,,but I also know the heart still loves and the heart still misses.

And we wait till we can see our missing angels again. Blessings! Theresa


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Theresa , I have been so busy and distant too , thank you for being , well YOU !...........Ed


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Faith , The name says it all , It's you that's amazing , thank you !......Ed


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bluebird 2 years ago

Yes, that song is so very touching and sad, my heart bleeds when I hear it.

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