Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wave Goodbye

Walter Smith - Ceremony Ashes
Wave goodbye to blessed love
still held within the heart

while barely whispered memories
take wing upon the wind

to weave their striated colors into sunsets
and splash those left behind with tender warmth of you

who risked life and limb for better or worse
for those who came behind 

a legacy of courage, strength and pride
rippling through our lives

so now we lay you down to sea
as ocean waves caress our heart

and carry you to blessed home
far beyond the sea

Patricia Spreng

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7 comments:

  1. This is bittersweet and worth a tear or two. Walter sounds like a wonderful man. Friend? Relative?

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    1. He is an artist from Philadelphia and his digital art work is being featured today as a writing prompt at d'Verse Poets. He gave a beautiful back story to this piece and I couldn't help but let it flow. Come and join with something of your own, Sandy... Hugs =)

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    2. Ooohhhh. I should go over there and check out his work. So now I can also tell you how it shook me a little cuz you know how I feel about ashes. :)

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  2. splash those left behind with tender warmth of you

    who risked life and limb for better or worse
    for those who come behind

    a legacy of courage, strength and pride
    rippling through our lives

    nice...i love this part esp...how our lives ripple into each other...def a bitter sweat turn to it as well but this is def my fav part...

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    1. You are so kind Brian... thank you.

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  3. now we lay you down to sea...ocean waves carry you to blessed home - so true, so powerful, so serene. the journey to blessed home will be just that, I believe. so glad you wrote for us today. Thank you.

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  4. You have some very lovely lines in remembrance of those given over to the sea for final rest. You very lovingly describe that ritual whereby death is not celebrated but life and love in death. What a glorious passion it is to love the unseen.

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