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  A Friend's Passing
by Dr. Ronald D. Bissell
Friday, April 23, 2004
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Thoughts and feelings on the passing of a dear friend.


A Friend’s Passing


                     by Ron Bissell


 


A gentle breeze caressed my cheek


I felt my heart take wing.


It came from beyond yet very close


a breeze that astounded me.


 


How gentle and kind


its content was,


it gave me warmth inside.


I felt – I knew it was full of Grace


a Grace that made me whole.


 


I thought for a moment,


understood its call,


and knew my world had changed,


for within that touch was a fond farewell


a farewell from a loving soul.


 


I knew at once whose call it was,


I gave a quiet sigh.


How gentle a breeze


how small its touch


yet deep inside I felt,


a gentle soul I knew so well


was quickly passing by.


 


If I could just hold on I thought


and never let her leave.


I thought for an instant


I could control her path


since her journey was not complete.


 


I knew at once I must let her go


to complete her passage home.


I said goodbye,


and felt her go,


with eyes filled full of tears.


I said, “God speed”


as she left this world


for she was sure of her final goal.


 


Alone again I could feel my heart


sad and empty it became,


but then as quickly as I felt its loss


it filled with joy and peace.


 


I knew whose soul had passed me by


for I knew her gentle smile.


That smile – that gift was all she had


it lit everything it touched.


 


Then quickly as she left this world


I heard a quiet sigh,


She said, “farewell my journey’s done


I’ve nothing more to give.


Just give my joy to all you meet


and light their inner flame.


 


Remember me as you go your way


and impart love in countless ways.


Improve your world,


become the way,


spread love to all you meet.


For within you lies your Creator’s gift


a gift for all to see.


 


Simply hug your children as I have done


and allow them to feel your love.


I will live within each hug you give,


before gently moving away.


 


It is within that brief instant in time


that you will honor me.


To love, to hug, and give joy to all


is my gift for eternity.”


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/18/2009
This is an oldie but Dear poem Ronald!
I was blessed by reading it!
Her caring loving soul will go on, through you
as I feel her call...

Your dear sweet heart is felt deeply and intensely, with every word you speak/write/feel!
Your flow is gentle, loving and sweet, as she must have been!
R.I.P. Ronalds friend, you have touched another heart again!

Namaste!
WRITE ON!
Blessings and Hugs, Purple_Passions_Pulsing, SHEExooo
I hope you (find some time) to stop by and hear my heartfelt rhymes...
Reviewed by Frances Seymour 10/11/2008
Beautiful words and a grand tribute to a loved one! Blessings...Frances
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 3/13/2008
Lovely, and inspiring writing. How lucky thoughts come to you of this kind and you can write such beautiful stuff. Loved it.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/19/2007
Beautiful, soul touching poem!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by L. Craft - Hisayasu 1/10/2007
A wonderful tribute. . . Linda
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 12/7/2005
Beautiful photo of flowers and beautiful poem. So sorry for your loss.
Chrissy K. McVay
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 5/18/2005
but then as quickly as I felt its loss
it filled with joy and peace.

And thanks for sharing that flood of joy and peace with us, although I'm sorry for your loss. A wonderful tribute to a life that made a lasting difference, by the effect of her smile on you and untold other ways. Dawn
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 12/1/2004
I'm stunned by the warmth and profound beauty of this tribute ..I applaud you Poet...this has touched me deeply..
exceptional write..

vesna :)
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 6/12/2004
I'd ask you to check out my Portal To Glory, it is no longer on this site, nor are any of my other poems. Censorship has raised its ugly head.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/24/2004
What a beautiful poem, full of peace and sadness!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Peace.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/23/2004
I'm very touched by this most beautiful remembrance!
I could feel the spirit of peace throughout these
exquisite verses. Thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/23/2004
What a beautiful way to to express it. And a lovely tribute to a friend. You were blessed to have, and especially to remember a friend so eloquently.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/23/2004
Ronald I am so sorry....I just love the grace
with which this was written..the beauty of your
words will reach her..it touched me..I know the
sorrow..and life does go on...lovely writing..floria

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