Tag Archives: Death

Death Before the Resurrection

How I’ve lived these weeks
Of lent to prepare
Without paying attention
To penance, fasting and prayer

How often have I missed
The fruits of the season
How can I celebrate?
Without observing this season

How can I rejoice
In Your Resurrection
When I’ve avoided death
Missing the connection

Yes, Lord I have to die
With You, through You, in You
So much in me to die
Sins within my view

All my false attachments
Anger and of greed
Impatience, stinginess
My pride to concede

How little I have died
A prayer to contemplate
Transform now my way
For it’s not too late

(based upon words by Henri Nouwen)

Fulfilling His Vocation

Her only son had died
To Jesus, she appealed
He felt a Mothers pain
From death her child was healed

Mary called to Him
When Lazarus had died
He knew his friend would live
Still our Jesus cried

In the lonely garden
While his disciplines slept
Streaming tears of blood
Jesus prayed and wept

Increasingly aware
With every living breath
Fulfilling His vocation
Through suffering and death

Still he walked the way
Remaining faithful true
Becoming of His passion
All out of love for you

A Gift of Edelweiss

A time of goodbye
Of their last moments, few
She knew in her heart
Of just what to do

A blessing of gifting
To sing her a song
One of her love
To carry along

When she arrived
In heaven passed to
Imagine her joy
To hear Him sing too

Welcome, beloved
In homeland to be
Blossom of snow, you look
So happy to meet me

Some Flowers

Rushing to see you
A stop on the way
I’ll buy you some flowers
To brighten your day

You’ve always loved them
Known their beauty
I’ll gift you some flowers
Your joy that I’ll see

Last moments of sharing
With tears that we’ll cry
You’ll speak of the flowers
The last that I’ll buy

Then I will leave you
At heaven’s door
I’ll send you with flowers
To the One you adore

For rest of my journey
You’ll speak to me
I’ll see you in flowers
Of greater beauty

Last Moments

When years come to minutes
What can the heart convey?
With thanks for all you’ve done
What few words can I say?

You are my foundation
Always there for me
Champion of faith
Hope there’d always be

Any good, one may see
Word or act I do
Know that it was born
From the love of you

In lifetime of your giving
Self-sacrifice was shared
Not matter what life sent
I know you always cared

We gaze eye to eye
And hope the heart shines through
I need a word beyond
Past a simple thank you

When the words start flowing
Through tears it’s just too tough
I love you’s all we say
And know that that’s enough

Mom’s Way

Though you’ve passed beyond eye’s sight
We’ll find your Spirit here
Shining through in many ways
The gifts that your life shared

We’ll see you in a sunny day
Our spirit you will lift
Stirring heart be generous
In offering a gift

Dwelling in the innocence
Of child of the way
Share the Word of kindness
To brighten now their day

Found in decorations
As tinsel on a tree
Celebrations of our life
Dinner with family

With eye of awareness
God’s creatures suffering
Heart full of compassion
Food of the sharing

When the world is tempting
And selfishness we thirst
Remind us of your motto
Think of the other first

In hardships of this life
Be quick to turn and pray
Foundation of our soul
Our Lord be our mainstay

Your love flows through our veins
Through sacrifice of love
We’ll find it shining through
In One love from above

Journey To the Final Dance

From early spring blossom
To bud and to green
In growth of a leaf
Its beauty be seen

Fruit of the season
Its purpose be known
In cool of the shade
A covering shown

In autumns sweet portrait
The hidden displayed
In colors unique
Masterpiece is arrayed

In time of the falling
A flight of freelance
A soaring in air
Of joy in the dance

May soul here take note
Of the last letting go
Joy of transition
To our Lord’s arms to know

Grave Without Flowers

A grave without flowers
Some day we will be
Our fear realized
We’re a lost memory

A body decaying
Consumed by the earth
Without that of Spirit
What is our worth?

A message this day
To rejoice in our gift
A moment of life
To cherish and lift

Hope in Your promise
Our soul You rescue
Eternal our being
By love binding in You

Another Room

There’s no death of fearing
A truth that I now know
For all that was conquered
By our Lord, long ago

I’m still with you, caring
Though in another room
As you still knew my love
When formed within my womb

My prayer’s that you will follow
Drawn by our father’s love
Dwelling for eternal
As we do here above

I’ll be here awaiting
My arms open wide
In perfect love eternal
Forever we’ll reside

This Moment’s Connection

Would you remember me?
In glimpse of sparkling light
On a crest of wave
Flowing with delight

Or flash of memory
In joy of conversation
Moment that we shared
Our own celebration

Tears be one of joy
For in it we do share
This moment’s connection
Beyond all time or years

In binding of our souls
Love engrained so deep
Even past this life
Forever we will keep

One day reunited
As this day here we be
In loves perfect light
Shared eternally