Go to him for he awaits .......

For Jerry
For Jerry

The soldiers dressed in assorted camoflage
move in slow unison
The folds of the flag carefully tucked by
knowing fingers
the creases are permenant now much
like those on the faces of the soldier friends
of my brother
And as the alabaster clouds
begin to part
clearing away
that worry of rain
One cool breeze after another
begins to blow
among the weeping
maple trees
And it is there I hear
your voice
Echos in memory
sounds of joy
and love
But then that's who you are
no ?
Now the solemn whispers of
a grateful nation
The bugle taps softly on
a total silence
and then seconds later
echo among whispering pines
on the other side of
the wooded knoll
I glance slowly around at
old friends and new
I look for signs of
I look for you
you are not there to see
and yet .............
Go to him now for he awaits you
He needs you
somehow more than I

Comments 15 comments

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Beautiful! Called to heaven way to soon...letting go is never easy. Heaven waiting with arms open wide, but always so sad to say goodbye.

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eddy4me 4 years ago from Wales.

So tender and beautiful .

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Joy56 4 years ago

I felt that deeply. Well done it could not have been easy to paint such a vivid picture with words.

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Your beautiful poem tells a sorrowful story. We always need them but are happy in a bittersweet way to know they are finally home for good. Bless you my poet friend.

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A beautiful and heart-felt tribute. Gone, but not forgotten, and you have described it so well in your poem. Blessings.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Congratulations on a rich encapsulation of life's mysteries

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just beautiful. Yes, we all must someday go to Him some sooner others later. Loved this. Passing it on.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Your faith will help you cope! How lucky you are to have it - and how lucky it is to have such an eloquent and good hearted believer to tout it's benefits. I wish you all the best - good karma always!

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teaches12345 4 years ago

So sweet. I love this unselfish way of letting someone go to be a peace with God. Beautiful!

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow this is beautiful poem.. I love it.. bless you



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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Beautiful, meaningful, emotional poem. Thank you for writing it and for sharing it with us. Hope all is well with you. ~~ Theresa

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

@ Sunnie day , Yes so true ! death waits for no

one to catch up !....:-}

@Eddy4me, new name , new picture , you go girl ........;-} !

@Hyphenbird , we need to heal and yet forget about patience and time .....I'm Thanking all my friends here for helping! Bless the humble among us ......:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Joy56, No its not easy at all , yet the therapy of writing is as comforting as a great friend ! Thank you ! Thank you all !

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Joy56 4 years ago

write your way through it, but dont forget to take your artist on a date. Have you read the book, agggggghhhhhh cant remember name of it now, it is by Julia Cameron. it is lovely. Will come back with title.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Such a tough time and yet youve all been my friends to the ends , and thats awesome !....Thank you !

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