Tag Archives: life and death

Hope Spreads Wings

Life and death balance on a tenuous thread— the start and the end of things, the start and end of every moment. Birth sparks and hope spreads wings. Each moment by moment breath of life steadies itself on a mix … Continue reading

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I Believe in Fairytales

Once vital, once there—blood, red and pulsing, but as I finger your graying flesh, warmth is gone.  How can cold creep so quickly through these veins and arteries—and where did you go in that whispered breath, to leave this shell … Continue reading

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Life and Death

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The Book of Uncommon Prayers: We Grieve Who Are Left

We grieve who are left, for his pain is done. The stresses and pressures of providing in this work-a-day world are replaced with light and bright hope fulfilled.  It is all he ever wanted.  It is all he ever believed in. But it … Continue reading

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The Everlasting

Blossoms falling, beauty fading by degrees, drying lighter and frail, shrinking to a wither—and it seems to be the way of things. It is. It thrives. Death seems a very lifelong way off. But it is here now, and we … Continue reading

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Before the Dark Call

Dare I raise my young, taut head when winter still slinks round, pounce-ready—sneaky like that? There is sun and wind and water and will, and my face yearns to breathe it all in. Dare I expose my defenseless self when … Continue reading

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Death of an Orchid

Paper thin, dry as dry, a remnant of beauty that was, dropped so lightly with little fanfare, shed one by one, stripped. This faded death, this shriveling loveliness, a necessary verse in the total song of new life that lies … Continue reading

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The Dark Press

Even when I’m laughing, I’m crying in some small part of me– the part that sees the light, but feels the dark press over my shoulder.Close. Sure steps are only as sure as this fragile moment, for life is fractured, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let My Dreams Die

Don’t forget me when I’m gone. I had goals, dreams, plans; and though I’m gone, I would hope that my dream would dream on in you–my love would love on in you. The brokenness finds meaning in sure gracelets that plant … Continue reading

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