Friday, April 30, 2010

NaPoWriMo Poem #30: Bridge to Heaven

Our dear friends' daughter passed into heaven yesterday, and I couldn't help expressing my sorrow for C's passing in poesy.

Bridge to Heaven
For C.--

A breath she is--
a beloved household presence
gone, yet remaining with us,
bridging earth and heaven.
She gathers her loved ones
into the Palm of His Hand--
precious shells and stones
she collects from seashores
too beautiful for earth-bound
minds to comprehend.

Brush in one hand and
palette in the other,
she paints heavenly landscapes
too brilliant for our earthly eyes--
every brushstroke praising her Creator,
every painting pure worship.

Our earth-tethered hearts ache,
throb with missing her.
Lovingly she sends us His Comfort,
enveloping us in His Love--
the Love in which she will rejoice


sarah said...

I am very sorry for your friends' awful loss. :-(

Jane D. said...

Such sad news Susanne, your poem is a beautiful. You are all in my prayers x.

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Susanne Barrett said...
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Susanne Barrett said...

Let me try again....

Thanks. C is such a special girl--a talented artist, a compassionate heart. She and my Jonathan were born the same year, six months apart (almost to the day), and we used to invite them to his birthday parties, and they invited us to hers--they are both 12 right now; J will be 13 next month.

It's been a long fight for C.--fought bravely and well. She is missed--a gaping hole in the hearts of so many, those who knew and loved her and those who prayed for her around the world over the years.

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that she's just doesn't seem possible somehow.


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