This is a very interesting and insightful piece! Thank you for writing it because it shows the importance of accepting others as they are. However, it doesn't necessarily mean we have to like or approve of who they are and what they stand for. The good Lord says that we are to love our neighbors but He didn't say we had to like them.
Thanks for writing this; a very interesting piece!
This is a very interesting poem; someone seeing the past, present and future of themselves. Of course, this can't be done but it is truly an interesting thought. I wonder, if we could see the future, would we change our ways or would we continue on with our daily lives, ignoring what will be coming?
I love this piece because there is such truth and humor in it! I have gone through similar experiences and I can so relate. I sometime begin a project with good intentions but find I just don't have the aptitude to do it...
I like this poem. It has truth and beauty in it. Best friends are indeed a gift from God. They can, as you say, make you laugh when you thought you could never laugh again. Best friends help you to see that life is worth living, no matter how cruel others are to you or anyone.
This is a sad but true statement for many. I,for one, am noticing this as I grow older and am searching for ways to be happy, as I did when I was younger. Some things that help are watching old soaps that I used to watch, taking walks outside, exercising inside when I can and eating foods that are supposed to make you feel happier like yogurt, whole grains, nuts and cottage cheese. Seems to help a bit.
What a wonderful article and tribute to a loving husband! Like some, I have a husband like that and I can't bear to think how I will continue on without him. Of course, I will but it will be extremely difficult. We have no children but we have many wonderful and happy memories.
Thanks again for sharing such beautiful words! You have given me a story that I will remember for a long time.
What a neat story! This is so beautiful; as i read it I can visualize a picture of your husband sitting in the chair and later, seeing you in the chair and feeling safe and secure.
That is somewhat what I see in my husband who loves sitting in a certain area of our leather couch or leather chair. I can see that he feels safe and happy there and that makes me feel good. Should he go before me, I will never give it away, for I will see him sitting there and it will give me great peace.
I love your letter, "Dear Friend." It is filled with warmth, love, compassion and hope. Such Christian words you don't see anymore. Yes, this letter was meant for me and it has brightened my day so much!
I'm not sure if I have read this before; however, I am glad that I read it. I have suffered from anxiety and depression for many years and reading this has given me another insight to how depression can affect one's life--how it holds you down.
I am turning to God more and reading the Bible and quoting from it and I find that it helps. With God's help, I am not going to allow depression to keep me back.
I hope you, too, are feeling better from depression. It is an insidious illness but it can be overcome.
Thank you for writing this; I think your words will open the eyes of many.
There are a lot of quiet and not so quiet, emotions in your poem. What I go from reading this is that certain emotions cannot be shared and when it is time to leave, it is simply the time to move on. I send my condolences to you concerning your mom. I lost my mom and dead several years ago, as well as my brother and I still grieve and miss them but, as you noted, one must go on.
The journey from loss is a lonely one but a higher power helps.
Thanks so much for writing this; there are good and healing words in your work!
This is a very honest and heart-rendering poem! I can relate to you a bit on this one. I loved my mother but seldom did I ever hear her say to me, "I love you." I couldn't talk to her about things that bothered me so after awhile I gave up and turned to my grandma for comfort and help. I feel blest that I could turn to grandma.
I am glad you wrote this because I think it might help those who read it, who are going through similar circumstances.
Your poem is a beautiful reminder of God and His creations--man, nature and this world. Such a wonderful reminder of "How great thou art!"
Sometime when I am feeling low, I look out my window and say to myself, "Everything you see and everything you don't see; God created. Seconds later, I feel so much better, knowing the beauty and wonderful of a creator who has no limitations at all!
Your words are very interesting and detail about a relationship that was, perhaps, doomed from the beginning. I don't know; just guessing here. But, your words are compelling, sad and heartfelt. As I read this, I feel sorrow for a relationship that might have made it; very well done!
There are some real truths in your poem. I personally think that materialism has taken over the lives of many and have replaced God and His teachings. Human beings are still here but many are empty of goodness and other "fruits of the spirit."
Well done and you offer a wonderful question, "Where the humans have gone?"
So beautiful and sad but a pure joy to read! You have such lovely memories and no one can take them away. My husband and I have no children but in the Bible God says that if a woman has no children, every child she sees, is hers. I love those words.
Thank you so much for writing this. I also send my condolences to you concerning your husband. Being separated from one's spouse has got to be difficult and so sad.