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A Season Passed
by Sherry Gail Heim
Monday, October 05, 2009
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Today, my mother passed away peacefully, without suffering, in a time she chose for herself. I wrote this for her. ~SGH



A Season Passed
It seems fitting that you would leave in Autumn
A time when the vibrant beauty of the earth creates spectacle
When the season’s seeds are given back to the soil
And the aging leaves, like the nurturing hand of a mother
Create a blanket, protecting the promise of renewal
There is a special rustle on the wind today
As it caresses the golden and rusting leaves
Reminding that this is a time of change
A time when the breeze becomes a mighty breath
That rocks the cradle of tomorrow’s dreams
You left quietly, like the last gentle sigh of summer
A subtle curtsey to all the seasons that will follow
Not waiting for the bitter cold of winter to chase you away
You left on your own time, with grace and dignity
A bright flower, not yet parched by season’s end
The colors of this day are a celebration of life
A reminder that all that was, will once again be
Telling us that the beauty of the rose does not fade
As she offers her petals back to her mother, the earth
All this, a testament that life is eternal


Sherry Gail Heim

October 5, 2009
Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2009
Namaste. Celebrate the light that is life.





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Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 12/24/2011
WOW You put words together that makes sense yet has a deeper meaning Words that should be put to music, at least in parts.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/24/2009
So lovely and soul-reaching, Sherry; a fine and loving tribute. I am sorry for your loss. I send you love, peace, healing, and my very best wishes,

Reviewed by jude forese 10/5/2009
my deepest condolences, Sherry ... "my words are but dust yet my spirit is with you" ...
peace, jude ...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/5/2009
so very sorry but have to applaud the beauty of this write--"You left quietly, like the last gentle sigh of summer..."
Reviewed by Emile Tubiana 10/5/2009
Dear Sherry it has been a while since I last saw you visiting my Den. I am very happy to see you again and I hope that everything is fine with you. Love Emile
Reviewed by Lori Moore 10/5/2009
Each line a beauty. I am sorry for your loss.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/5/2009
Sherry you have my sincerest of condolences. To lose one's mother is one of the hardest emotional traumas of our lifes but you have made it seem like such a wonderful experience. She would be proud of you and of this wonderful tribute to her life and passing.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/5/2009
A wonderful testament to your beloved mother.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/5/2009
(((HUGS))) love and prayer, Sherry - words fail. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/5/2009
I am so sorry, Sherry; please accept my deepest condolences on your loss! May God be with you during this sad time in your life; know He will always be with you. May He give you the peace and comfort that passes all understanding!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*

I lost my own mother 19 years ago (59 1/2) and my daddy last year (almost 78). So I know the pain of loss! I still miss them both!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 10/5/2009
I'm sorry / Beautiful . . .
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/5/2009

I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful tribute to your mother. It glows with your love for the wonderful woman who is now with the Lord.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/5/2009
Bless you, Sherry. I can feel the warmth of your darling mother's departing presence infusing your words with her energy and charm. Yes, the light must have been special, highlighting all the autumn colours in her honour around you today. This so reminds me of my own mother's passing. She literally delivered her "ghost", rather than "gave it up". She was ready. It DOES make it so much easier for those of us left behind - but then, it never is! My prayers are with you as you reflect on her gift of life and love to you and yours... and this is a fabulous and heartfelt tribute to her in return. May your time of your loss be hallowed and bathed in resurrection light. xx

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