Life Continued - A Poem

Dedication

I wrote this poem for a very dear friend of mine who was marrying for the second time. Both she and her new husband are widowed. I was inspired by the love they share and the mystical ways in which God touches our lives.

This poem is written for and dedicated to Mary and Tom.

Tom proposed to Mary atop a glacier in Alaska!
Tom proposed to Mary atop a glacier in Alaska! | Source
First comes love....
First comes love.... | Source
...then comes marriage!
...then comes marriage! | Source

Life Continued


We spend a lifetime

Feeling joy.

Creating memories.

Experiencing sadness.


With God, life has no span.


He once again brings Joy

To the open Heart.


God loves you both

And had helped you

Find each other,


For you each have

Something the other

Needs.


God celebrates you on this day


And

So do all who know you.


Join in Celebration of

Life

Continued.





Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

And what a celebration it is!

As is this beautiful poem!

Love your attitude and outlook on life my friend.

bill


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

What kissed off this masterpiece? Thank you.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you Bill. HP said this would be pending for 24 hours, but I guess you were able to slip in!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Mhatter, seeing sixty something people find love after death is what kissed off this poem. I'm thrilled you consider it a masterpiece!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

What a sweet and beautiful gift for your friends. And what a gift they are to each other after experiencing such loss. Life at it's best. Really beautiful!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Shauna -

Very heartfelt and beautiful. You continue to display tremendous talent. Excellent job!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Linda. I actually had lunch with them yesterday, which is what prompted the post. They will be celebrating their first anniversary next month!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Aw shucks, Rich. You'r making me blush!


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

How awesome for them - to have a second chance at love and happiness!

And - to have a friend like you!

i wish them years of beautiful memories- among which i'm sure this poem will hold a place of honor - which it so richly deserves!

sharing!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Leslie, your words are so true - about my friends, I mean. They are truly blessed. Thank you for sharing. Your words warm my heart.


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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

So beautiful - and full of so much promise and hope for the future! What a blessing for your friends! Thank you Light-Bringer!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

You're welcome 'Message Bearer'! Thank you for your comment, Heaven. I'm so pleased with the turn in your channeling. I'm with you 1,000 percent!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. How wonderful for your friends. Wish them a lifetime of happiness. Lovely poem.


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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Thank you Shauna. That means so much coming from you. Amazing and brilliant SUCCESS to you, dear friend!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Rasma, there beautiful love is what inspired the poem. They are an inspiration to all. Life does indeed give us second chances!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Hugs and kisses to you, Heaven!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Shauna my wonderful soul,

I do hope you framed this and presented it to her for a wonderful gift of friendship. Your expression is beautiful and the inspiration touches my heart.

Blessings and fireflies your way. XO


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Beckie, actually I printed it and presented it to them inside the wedding card. They loved it and are proud I've posted their poem on HP.

As always, thanx for the lightning bugs. My yard is the only one in Florida blessed with those wonderful creatures! :-)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A wonderful poem and thank you so much for sharing.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

My pleasure, Eddy. I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

This is a beautiful heartfelt poem for you friend.

It's good to meet you and read this poem after reading your interview with Maria.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Joyce, I am so tickled that Maria's interview prompted you to explore. I'm especially happy you found this poem written for a dear friend. Thank you so much for your comment!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So truly beautiful.

Eddy.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

You're sweet, Eddy. You make me feel bad; I don't spend as much time visiting your older posts as you do mine. I've got to get back to work now, so I'll leave for a bit. How are your gardens looking this time of year? What happens in October-November in your neck of the woods?


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi Sha! as always, you bring out the best in your poems.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank ya, darlin'! Love ya, Spy!


dreamseeker2 4 years ago

Pretty poem and great reminder as to what love should be and is all about. Voted up and awesome. : )


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Dreamseeker, my friends finding love after losing love inspired me. Love is not far beyond reach, if you are open and haven't shut off your heart.

Thank you for visiting. You've put a smile in my heart!


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epigramman 3 years ago

...well as a writer you are a brave warrior indeed and also as a humanitarian and a good friend to all with your warm heart and beautiful mind - I can see/read it all here in your sacred words.

Sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 11:43am


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

You're too kind, epigramman. I'm not really all that - I just get inspired by good people and momentous occasions. I sure do appreciate your words!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Well it's always a joy and a celebration of life when I get to spent some valuable time with you my sensational Shauna and I just made love to the entire world just now as I ate a slice of cheesecake with passion fruit glaze and greek yogurt, believe me it is to die for, lol.

After a nice cuppa tea my third jump into the lake today as it is one of our hottest summer days yet.

Yes life is full of mysteries and miracles isn't it - and often it's people who make our life memorable and rewarding and I always like spending my time with you.

Sending you warm wishes as my felines of fur are out back lounging in the sun or shade and summer is half over now so let's make the most of it ..... lake erie time 4:00pm


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

Yum. Passion fruit glaze sounds awesome! I make cheesecake from scratch and make either strawberry or blueberry topping, also from scratch. I've recently been substituting plain Greek yogurt for many ingredients such as sour cream and buttermilk. What part does the Greek yogurt play in your cheesecake recipe?


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

That's so sweet. How romantic to propose on a glacier!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida Author

I thought so, too Crafty. How unique, huh?


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Rolly A Chabot 20 months ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Bravewarrior...

So very true and beautifully played into words...

Thank You from Canada


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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida Author

Rolly, I'm thrilled that you're checking out my poetry. Thank you so much.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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Nadine May 16 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

There is a lot of wisdom in this poem. Awesome.


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bravewarrior 16 months ago from Central Florida Author

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you Nadine!

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