Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Carrying You Home



What do you see on the Horizon?
Why do the white gulls call?
Across the sea
A pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home.

It's been two years.
24 long months.
 The deep pain of your loss has been replaced by
an even deeper longing 
of the absence of your presence.
I do not know how long this phase of my Grief 
for you will last.
or if...
it will only grow.

I miss you.
It's so simple.
Yet so complex.
I miss you.
More than can be expressed.
I just miss you.

I look for answers and a path
to acceptance of this emotion.
I sit with it
and feel it 
wash over me.

I have forgotten so much.
Too much.
Time does that to our memories.
It tempers them with a hazy fog
maybe to protect us.

But, I long to see your face 
looking into mine
knowing the unconditional love
in your eyes.

I long to sweep you into my arms
and hold you.
One more time.

***
INTO THE WEST

Lay down 
your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You're journey has come to an end
Sleep now
They are calling
From across the distant shores

Why do you weep
What are those tears upon your face
Soon you will see
All your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms 
You're only sleeping

What can you see on the horizon
Why do the white gulls call
Across the sea a pale moon rises
The ships have come to carry you home.

Hope fades
Into a world of night
Through shadows falling
Our of memory and time
Don't say : we have come now to the end
White shores are calling
You and I will meet again

And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping

And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the west.

***

"Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret Gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon
East of the Sun"
J.R.R Tolkien




27 comments:

  1. Purrs to you on this sad, sad anniversary. <3

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  2. Sending purrs and hugs. The pain will get better.

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  3. Big purrs for you today.
    Abby was a special kitty.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  4. Purrs and universal Light and blessings to you, Debra, on this day, and always.

    (((Hugs)))

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  5. Sending you lots of hugs and kitty kisses
    Hugs madi and mom

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  6. Thinking of you today...anniversary dates are always so incredibly hard.

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  7. Love and gentle hugs from us.

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  8. We are so sorry for your continuing grief. Abby was a very special kitty.

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  9. Head butts and purrs to you on this sad day.

    Emma and Buster

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  10. Debra,

    You haven't forgotten your memories of Abby; they are there ...and always will be ~~~

    they will come back one or two at a time, perhaps when you least expect it ~~~

    think of them as Abby's way of saying...MOM !!!! remember when ~~~

    and when the memory returns ~~~

    know that Abby loves you too ~~~~~~

    ♥♥♥

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  11. Struck me deeply and I felt that as deeply as you did towards my Admiral and my Robin. Xxoo

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  12. sending you much love my furiend, because I so understand (((hugs))))

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  13. We're purring our respects for the memory of Abby and sending hugs to you. Memories fade/shift/transmute but love stays pure at our core. It's that LOVE light that slips through the cracks to heal drop by drop.

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  14. Love and hugs to you. The Tabbies are right, the memories are still there and always will be. A word, a song or even just a sound can trigger it, and they come flooding back. I think we believe the memories fade because to have them all at once and all of the time would be too overwhelming.

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  15. We are right beside you,,,, feeling with you,,,,
    thank you for inviting us into you heart.
    love
    tweedles

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  16. Anniversaries are tough. Sending lots of love and hugs.

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  17. You will never forget Abby- her paw prints are on your heart.

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  18. ((((( We are adding our purrs and many big hugs as well. )))))

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  19. The passing of time does not heal, but the memories do become sweeter. Sending purrs and hugs xxx

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  20. This morning I read John Bellen's post from yesterday and saw it was a much better way of saying what I had put in my earlier comment.
    http://ihavethreecats.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/memory-be-my-friend.html

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  21. This morning I read John Bellen's post from yesterday and saw it was a much better way of saying what I had put in my earlier comment.
    http://ihavethreecats.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/memory-be-my-friend.html

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  22. Beautiful, beautiful post...our purrs and love to you as you remember your sweet Angel Abby...

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  23. I have come back again, to sit beside you.. Your words draw me,,, and I just want you to know it,,,as we also remember Abby,
    love
    tweedles

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