Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Word of Comfort to One and All

  Of late I have read of so many of my friends here  having loved ones crossing over to next world.
I know that no words can really ease the pain that is in ones heart.
I pray that this poem with bring to you a measure of the comfort it has brought to me over the years.
Til the pain starts to ease alittle
may the love and friendship of all your friends
be of great comfort to you
Hugs Lil Sam

To Those I Love and Those Who Loved Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go
So I can move into my afterglow.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Let’s be happy that we had so many years.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.

So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must;
It’s only for awhile that we must part,
Then let your grief be comforted, with trust.

I won’t be far away, for life goes on;
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can’t see me or touch me, I’ll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way, alone
I’ll greet you with a smile and say,

“”Welcome Home”


Author unknown

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hiding My Tears

Hiding My Tears

The days and weeks have been so very long since last I saw my Sailor Man.
As time stretch's on, it becomes harder and harder on my Sailor Man
Every 3 - 4 weeks Sailor is  lucky to be
 within signal range.
We then have 2 days where we can chat together.

Tonight the Captain and my Sailor shared a night on the town.
After swapping tall tales, and downing a few pints,
The calls to home started.
At times I was not to sure with whom I spoke,
Most times it was my Sailor Man, Other times The Captain,

I heard the pain and loneliness in my Sailor Man's voice.
How I longed to put my arms around him,
To hold him and ease the pain in his heart.
At times it is so hard to sound cheerful,
I dare not let him know
How it breaks my heart to hear him hurting so,
My Sailor tells me how proud he is of me,
For being so strong while he is away.
I may be able to fool my Sailor Man
But there is no fooling the Captain
For it seems he heard in my voice
what I was able to keep from my Sailor Man.
Captain assured me what he heard in my voice
would stay between us.
and he would continue to take care of my Sailor Man
It seems I have a new friend,
for which I am truly grateful

I thanked the Captain for his friendship,
And when the calls were finished,
I like the wee kitten
hid my face in my arms,
and lit the tears fall
Then headed for the sea.

I am so thankful for my beloved ocean
for once again her fierceness embraced me,
She took my tears once more
and helped ease some of the pain that's in my heart

Once more she took my weakness
Replacing it with her own strength.
Re-enforcing once again,
That anything can be over come,
if only we believe it is so.

So here I sit
With strength renewed
Ready to lift the Spirits of
My Sailor Man
when he calls  again.

Hold tight to your loved ones my dear friends,
and thank you one and all
for listening to me
yet again
Lil Sam