Today I Saw
Author: Terrie*


Today I saw a glimpse of your dad going into another light...
As the angels were preparing to wrap him snuggly under their wings
Today I saw your hearts crying...
I tried so hard to console
as I held back that single tear-drop I hid deep inside..
Today I saw your dad dying..
With your mom sitting close by..
holding tightly onto his hand
Today I saw the pain in his eye..
as if a stranger to his own being
unable to reach out or express a word
When he knew that his strength was gone
and his last breath was very close by..
as he lay in deep thought of his loved ones he must leave behind
you could feel the strength of his love thru his touch and
as he continued to hold on to your moms tender hand
Today I saw the pain in her heart
through the love in her eyes
she knew his mission was coming to an end
a journey she must allow him to travel alone
lovingly she placed him in the arms of God...
and with great sacrifice she sent the love of her life home
Today, I saw the pain in each one of your eyes
The pain that seeped and lingered Deep into your soul
As the fear you all knew
death was approaching
And the time to say good-bye
was getting too close
How do you stop a heart from breaking ?
when your heart is breaking too
How do you stop a tear from falling?
When your tear drops are falling too...
How do you keep a soul from hurting?
When your soul is hurting too...
How do you tell someone it is ok to let go and move on?
When you are not ready to let them go...
This is the final chapter we all try to avoid..
How do you keep from falling apart?
When someone so dear to us must part?
How do you stop from missing someone?
When they've always been there for you?.
How do you let go of the pain?
When the pain won't let go of you?
Your dad touched so many hearts
With a smile and a few simple words
Your dad will be missed ..
As we gather for a final good-bye
He will remain in each one of Yours & our hearts…
“ Because of your dad”
many lives were blessed and pleasantly touched

------- Author's Notes -------

i wrote this in honor of the father of a dear friend of mine
and dedicated it to his wife the nine children he left behind ANASTACIO VALADEZ 06/02/1927-03/10/04


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Thursday, March 18 2004, 06:59 pm


Terrie, I send my condolences to you and the Valadez family because the loss of a loved one, really hurts.
It is extremely hard to move on after news like that.

Terrie* ( -- Saturday, March 20 2004, 07:31 pm


Thank you for your sincere comment, i shall pass it on to the Valadez Family...yes it was very evident that this was extremely painful for them , this was the first death within the immediate family ever for them..even though it was still came too quickly...but i know that with the love and the bond that they all have and share ...among their cherished memories... that strength will see them thru this most difficult time...sometimes thru death as callous as it may sound..there is a blessing waiting....God loves us all and tries to prepare he calls his children back home no specific age preferred....on to the next mission he has set before us...thank you once again...God Bless you and each and everyone......Terrie*
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