Not funny but this was written on 4-15-12 exactly a year to the day
I re-post this for our last battel field Boston these words are nothing but as you read you will find the one who lives in them and He is everything all the comfort and hope we can ever want
Sorry if this seems at first confusing all my friends on facebook and Redbubble will get it right away as I asked them to use their love and caring to pray for my hurting distraught friend at her time of great Loss if you are hurting it will help to at least a degree or it will help at times of future loss
Well dear sweet precious Addy this brutal day is at an end I hope you sleep well I prayed for you and Kathleen’s son way into the night at first I was terrified you weren’t going to get my post and you would Enter as I told my wife you would enter the lion’s den the lions all have familiar names pain sorrow Grief and many others and they maul with cruelty without pity I didn’t want either of you to take those Fatal steps without your armor not to be to descriptive but reality waited with a blast I tried to diffuse the Coffin the grave and headstone never could I do it immeasurably my fight for you could only be in the Smallest victories comfort mined at times like these is like uranium white silver metallic with almost A power that can’t be harnessed the same as loss of a love one what blow back again the same as a Nuclear test one problem you don’t get the protection of a bunker no just suffer the blast in your Body mind and heart you are stepping into the shoes the same as young woman who lost her father That as she described him he was the light of her life our paths crossed on line when I thought she Was a classmate’s wife her story of her dad touched me deeply I’m going to add that piece here plus The comfort I tried to write for my friend that was more like my brother when his mother died I will Include a small background so it wail make more sense let me add those here the first was Fathers story What you read here is her hearts knowing and the undying love that it created and that continues. His precious hands were removed from earthly things. A great and gentle man his greatest possessions his family. I only knew him from his business and the fact that one of his beautiful daughters married a classmate of mine. Then much later by error I made acquaintance with another of his daughters you can tell a lot about a person from the actions of his children. She told me that he passed away and that he was the light of her life. With God’s help I would like to pay tribute to him. A light did shine it was magnified by the eyes of a daughters love. He took his journey he went above his ship was the care they shared he the captain made the course straight and true he didn’t slow her run until heaven was in plain view they would have cheered but it hard to see through eyes filled with tears. All the wonderful years seemed to be eclipsed by the sickness that came it seemed an angry wind from their lives this stalwart precious soul it did rend. It left the greatest empty hole it took the longest time to fill and then with the sweetest cooing the grand babies made the hole enlivened not the terrible twisted knot that had the family bound but without being able to speak a word grampaw was found. If you looked in their faces his smile is bound to bundles only heaven can design. I’m not saying they asked him how to work these miracles yet this is true he watched with intense interest and was happiest since his departure he knew that back through time and space healing was for all time secured. Their stoic acceptance could now be laid aside the family could run in softer climes know the sweetest of times that were thought to be forever gone. Love spills down from heights distance is only on a map in peoples heart its no farther than the end of your finger tips. Images are so strong not because we have great minds it’s easy to make these rich finds when your love and its power shake the foundation of the universe is it not said that love is the greatest power. Oh how so many in dark shadows cower when they possess the power to ignite the world on fire. From heart to heart it does dart the wildness of the spirit is told blotting out all of the cold. Yes there is winter but also the spring. The light spoken of is no longer beholden to earth and so the family is free by love he joins his light to the Christ the all glowing light Life force by haldenton To all who have lost heroes This was written to Eva’s son Bill to help him at her passing. With this writing I took him back thirty years when he was in the truck wreck that killed his dad his recovery saved his mother I hoped by him being reminded of that now it would help him the same way. Tribute to Eva Wafford Life force For all who lost heroes In your soul freshly the wind of death did blow. Cold eerie shadows marched against your tender broken heart. What defense could this onslaught repel agony’s volcanic flow. Ominous well filled with grief from this weight no relief. The child the grim reaper did spare. Only after leaving the body bruised and in despair. From this broken body drops of mercy started to make the mother well. I held your trembling frame today this memory rings sweet as a bell. Streets and houses without number fill the land. I can’t help when I look to recall memories grand. Now they are but dreams that ache in the night. Images that over ride the present in their glory I take flight. Brush aside caution raise your voice as a trumpet. They live only in yesterdays even so indelibly they wrote their stories. We hold our children we cling only a moment as mist on the summit. Your life Eva continues to build the next generation. Your voice is heard in the breath of your grandchildren. Wonders they spin from golden thread, now that you have gone ahead. Your spirit glows in the fire that warms the house against winter. Summer’s cool breeze not sent by chance she doe’s tenderly incite. Death silently said what I already knew. To me you were always immortal you were bigger than life Many were the days when the wind of storms blew those who know us feel the calm; this is only your life on review
One more Simply Jim Old Abe said it right ‘It is right and fitting that we speak these words here to honor these lives so honorably lived. I can say that about Jim and this also he was a prince among men if I do this right the words will convince you. He had a gentle way and nature he spoke softly but a softness that flowed to you like ribbons that bounced in a little girl’s hair how delightful. He should have been a doctor his hands his mannerism was ideal for that job. I guess thats what made him stand out so strongly like a gentle calm breeze if you came in a panic his soul would float down around you like a parachute first it safely brings you from great anxiety and exaltation to a graceful landing then gently envelops you in its silken embrace. I had this privilege of watching him inter act with his wife as I said and truly he was a prince and I was the beggar that benefitted richly from the sidelines God knew my needs. He was called from this life but all the days he filled before his home going are the sustaining force noticeably seen felt with keen awareness you know that a gentleman passed this way. In the lives left behind there is a blend of sadness and astonishment you realize you are looking at the work of a master workman who left behind a tightly and perfectly fitted family this unfortunately is sadly rare in this society that boast of its accomplishments. As a friend his breadth and depth was sufficient you weren’t a burden he had a way of dispelling trouble making you understand with wisdom and unerring judgment then with ease you could extricate yourself from the problem. His heavenly father filled him with tenderness it stood him and others well in a somewhat crabby world. If you’re pressed and anxious about life take from this life expressed. A portion of the good will you need use it as a defense Jim couldn’t be everywhere but God saw fit to make an original that you can duplicate benefit from and be a part of his ongoing legacy. Thanks friend for a life lived well
Well hurting one in the earlier part of a writing I said I am God’s battle field reporter and medic These writings are my bandages and gauze God gave me great big hands and I fill them with Salve with all the love I know I gently apply it to your broken hurting wounds mingle it with Tears that are not always mine alone but His mixes with mine one day He will abolish all tears Until then this is our duty your heart we hear and we can do no other God bless you Addy and Your nephew and all others who find this helpful
Wonder for all the hurts
First I knelt just to see my reflection then the depths started to reveal first the flowing thoughts were Restrained and then a bubbling seemed to dislodge from greater depths hard truths churned with Violent twisting but the motion made it impossible to turn away there were great large white clouds From depths then even above the pool they rose fourteen stories high the sensation was you were Standing outside clear air intoxicating views the pulse of many were throbbing in your ears their Thoughts and dreams were known and their sorrows were weights that pulled you from the heights It was a colossal game of tag and you were it first reaction fear then the appearance of bundled gifts Broke down the fear it was promise in different sizes that met the required needs it was like a divine Warehouse had just made a delivery there were cards with names and writing gave clarification tears And smiles intermingled then the outer knowing postulated the difficulty the puzzle an enormous Streaming that was now congested and it was beginning a vortex all was understood now human thought With doubts was pulling the answer into this destructive hole where was one to find the lever to stop This action that would disallow was the answer to touch the water bring the finger to my lips possibly A blazing thought would occur that would strike the mind no all that brought was words that had the Letters jumbled they made no sense unless there is a special book that is alive in it the letters and words Are already set but they cover every act in the human condition the broken can pour over the pages You won’t find thorns to repel your efforts there are thorns but they will speak and assuage your hurts At the most basic and needed levels the points of your hurts will begin to dissolve from your eyes to Your mind this inward rush and power will dislodge even spears driven deep by enemies carried for Years you searched in vain over sad and lonely paths and days now you journey is at an end thorns of Suffering for another produces profound power and mercy go in peace beloved one another bears your Burden now maybe words cut you at depths you can’t even identify what if there is an antidote in a Book you pick it up with trembling hands your body tingles from the knowledge that this is ancient texts It will have a revival of appreciation in this world of texting but with gentle fingers and eyes that glow With respect as you see the wisdom and the love cannot be denied you leave the world you know and With total abandonment you swim in this sea of words until the your tears spill on this rich world of Words those cruel barbed words that pierced tender skin and have bled internally all of these years Begin to dissolve with stories and accounts of betrayals then the swells love and mercy you read about Restoration not always found after apologies are given but the teaching of forgiveness strikes a cord You have been made free from your prison the tangles of life are great as a great black cloud it hangs Over head many are its troubles this isn’t mild but the disruptive made to strike and pierce deep the Hidden that steals the morning blessing while other feast your hunger and unrest only enlarges a Tormenting unquenchable fire a slow burn this is a forest being burned at the thermal level the hidden Roots a slow process destructive but not so visible agony torture I have seen men crawl in war or fire Fighting that where all else is lost you will know greater thrills than any other living soul with the Desperate and those heavy burdened unable to stand a word will flow it puts out fires and gives The luxurious buoyancy heaviness changed to joy the bouncy laughter every outward blast attack The enemy launches is within its pages they are repelled overwhelmed by love you suffer unduly If you don’t hold this fortress this informative book of stratagems that have made everyone a victor Who has ever found themselves at their wits end no place on earth has a contingency plan though it Will make the greatest claims all is just empty air when life as it too often does ***** the very air of life Out we practically are unconscious but this help this rescue is activated by one name it’s not just a book But the word is a person what a pool you will find what a reflection will engage you beyond your hope To imagine just say Jesus all will be total peace your heart will know no more sorrow peace will surpass Sorrow love will disallow the specter that was once a constant it will disappear it will return to the Darkness from which it came stand in this newness totally free abide by still waters as the good Sheppard stands by bless you
This land void of devotion gone is the church steeples. Replaced by voices and shadows of drug dealers on each corner. Now they are the keepers, lost cities, death stalks its peoples. Nothing is sacred in this polluted and diffused land.
No longer hallowed be thy name, it’s as if he never came. Forgotten is any standard of moral excellence. The once high ideals only represent a fool’s parlance. Man declares I throw off these restraints only to find darker chains.
The book that once guided this great land. We now betray with each waking day. Our hearts and mind it did ignite, now it’s word we can’t stand. Powerless and feeble we stumble, anxious ever moment.
Just to remember is not enough, best confess our pride. Make sacrifice with our lips, to burn on altars on high. There is a short season for all to make amends to regain our stride. March on to glory with it burning on the inside.
You don’t have to be astute in business to see the sound investment. Bring your poverty of spirit leave with the riches of his last testament. It offers the greatest rate of exchange. Light for darkness, life for death, selfless love for selfishness.
Streaks of Jefferson
In freedom’s blessed glorified sky through streaks of immortal gold his visage we behold He looks upon the fields of liberty that he and the founding fathers sowed he sees the
Richness America has become he also beheld her struggles catastrophic wars abroad And the most painful the one that divided the nation marred it with southern and northern
Blood saw the affable the sad giant Lincoln take the reins of discontent hold them by Shear will and with uncommon sagacity guided it back in line to fulfill its destiny as the
Powerful fount that would always pour forth waters of freedom for all of earths peoples Total unconditional acceptance of liberty and all the fruit it bears to establish a
Government like no other this golden grain has waved under bluest skies and brightest Sun light its rich harvest has gone to darkest prison cells Mandela was sustained by it
For twenty nine years and by its moral purity it fed the lives of those that over threw Apartied and Mandela finally freed by principals it avows rose from prison clothes
To wear the mantle of president of his country and the honor of the man instilled Quality that transcended political office Jefferson not to be disrespectful to his progeny
Whispers today’s politicians could do well to look on this African model of good Stewardship of public trust with that Jefferson faded back into the mist pray that’s Not the fate of this country