My spirits in the stone you hold
Warm it for a while, before I’m
cast in to the coolness of the lake
say your goodbyes
your peace with me
as I return to earth
As you let go into the stillness
remember the first ripples that you see
they belong to you, my love
the closet that is to me
for you I’ve loved and
have been loved in return
You are the one I fear for most
your pain will be felt most
the ripples continue outwards
belonging to family
beyond the eddies the circles wide
are for my life long friends
The water runs deep
I sink slowly to rest
along the sands below
beneath the cool
the ripples will subside
as must your pain
When all you see is the sunset
and no more sight of ‘me’
I will return to those I’ve loved
I still have breath to breathe
Copyright JMTacken 13.1.2015
this is a beautiful poem, jen. it would be such a lovely thing to read at a wedding, funeral, or anything in between.
Thank you very much darling. Hugs 😭💜 xx
Love that last line, magic!
Glad you did 😉 thank you very much R.
I still have breath to breathe…. love it! Beautiful words Jenny. So beautiful!
Aww thank you Jodi, glad you liked it 💜 x
I agree with all the above. That last line is awesome. ❤ ❤ ❤
Perhaps I should have just written that one line lol thank you darling 💜💜 xx
No, you need the rest as well. Wonderful, Jen. ❤
Thank you lovely 💜 xx
You are welcome. 🙂
Oh So Beautiful. Thank You for Starting my day off in so Lovely a way !
You are most welcome Morgan, thank you for reading and glad your day has started well. 💜 x
No matter what life does go on. Lovely lines and thoughts Jenny.
That it does my friend, thank you very much.
This has such an awesome feeling of letting go, Jen. I think of the word, “Breathe” and I picture releasing our breath into the vastness of air surrounding us. The way you talk about warming the stone, the water’s ripples and the eddies, I can picture such a lovely place to throw the rock into. We will continue to breathe. . .
Thank you so much Robin. I was hoping that the visual would be felt. Standing by a calm lake on a warm day, throwing the stone to watch the ripples increase. Yes we will continue..always. Hugs 💜 xxx
Always feeling the ripples upon our lives. . . continuing to spread our hugs, too! xo Have a hot and spicy international celebration back at home, Jen with Mr. S!!
He’s still in his boot…bit of a drought over here and not the weather! 😉
this is a wonderful message for those left behind…i imagine them wishing for the kind of peace that you grant in your words…making it ok for them to let go….
Thank you Bri, these is what I aimed for and glad that felt this. Thank you for reading.
“I still have breath to breathe”
Whoa. I love it so much
Hello and welcome back…and Thank You! 💜
Thank you sweetness ☺️
That last line is indeed beautiful.
Aside from the positive feeling of letting go and surviving, I feel a shadow of sadness in your words… the coldness of the lake, the ripples extending outward, sinking, resting on the sands below. It seems to me that the cure of pain is pain only.
Thank you, you are right that the cure of pain is pain. Appreciated Anmol for your kind and I sightful comment.
I don’t know why but I felt serene, a powerful calm, I think it was the letting go. I loved the words ” for you I’ve loved and have loved in return.”
Just so pure my darling.
Thank you so much sweetheart. I am glad that you felt an inner peace and calm, as I did when I wrote. Thank you telling me which words resonated with you also. Love you xxxx
I still have breath to breathe. That just keeps beating through out this. Even before one gets to that line. Beautiful.
Bless you hun, very sweet of you Coll. 💜