A Day In The Life

April 19, 2007, 8:26 pm
Filed under: Odds and Ends

I found this lovely poem on one of the VA Tech memorial blogs and just had to share it with you. It captures my own fanciful thoughts and feelings connected to the spirits of all I’ve loved dearly.


When Somebody Dies

      When somebody dies, a cloud

turns into an angel and

flies up to tell God to put another

flower on a pillow.

A bird gives the message back to the world,

and sings a silent prayer

that makes the rain cry.

People disappear,

but they never really go away.

The spirits up there put the

sun to bed, wake up the grass,

and spin the earth in dizzy circles.

Sometimes you can see them dancing

in a cloud during the day-time,

when they’re supposed to be sleeping.

They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets

and make waves splash and tug at the tide.

They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes.

And when they sing wind-songs,

they whisper to us, don’t miss me too much.

The view is nice and I’m doing just fine.

–Author unknown–






4 Comments so far
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Stop it. You’re gonna make me cry.

Comment by Tiggerlane

i admire those who can pull beauty out of such horror to calm and to bring peace

Comment by Pamela

I agree with Pamela… to have such grace during a difficult time is a true gift.

Have a great weekend.

Comment by Jodi

today I am to attend the funeral of my friend Louise. Thank you for this.

Comment by Vicki

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