Monday, January 17, 2011

On Wishes, Sorrows, and Tomorrows

©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson - poem only

I'd like to be a giving tree,
then I would shed for you
enough of leaves to keep you warm
and dry the winter through.

I'd like to be a shining sun,
a burst of stars at night...
to light the sky when darkness looms
and keep your spirits bright.

I'd like to be a friendly fire
to guard you when you're still...
to glow when you are weary, and
to keep away the chill.

I'd like to be a sparkling stream,
where you could wash away
the struggles of tomorrow
and the pains of yesterday.

Alas, I can be none of these
but I am yet your friend,
and I will hold you in my heart
until our journeys end.

Today is a foggy day in Northern California, the funeral of our dear friends' son. I hope the afternoon sun will come out and shine on us...and them. But if not, all is well. We will remember where the real Light comes from, and be comforted.

19 comments:

Mumsy said...

Oh, so nice! Prayers go up for your friends family and yours. Thank you, for the prayers for my mom and us. Hugs sweet Sue

Wendy said...

Your poem is timely for me and for them today. Thank you.

Karen Mortensen said...

I love this Sue. Reminds me of that song, Oh If I Were An Angel. I hate to sound like a broken record, but I love the pictures you use. I really like that last one. So cute.

Grandma Honey said...

I will be thinking of you today, Sue.

Nezzy said...

Oh my friend, this was just a beautiful post! My heart and prayers are with you and your friends family.

I just returned from a week in Brownsville, TX 'spendin' time with fam and my Dad's memorial service.

God bless ya and have a peaceful day sweetie!!!

Jess said...

All of those things are good, and useful and nice, but none compare to a good friend.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

You've got such a great connection to nature...brilliant and warm as always!

yaya said...

I'm sorry that your Monday is dreary and so sad. I hope the rest of the week goes better and sunshine will once again be there for you. Your poem is beautiful and the pics you chose were perfect.

Darlene said...

Sue, Linda is so blessed to have you for a friend. I am certain that you have helped her so much through this terrible trial that she is having to undergo at this time. My heart goes out to her. I just can't imagine how it would be to lose a child at any age, but after having him for 40 years in her life just seems like it would be so much harder. I pray that I will never find out what it is to lose a child. Parents are meant to go first.

It makes me feel even more how blessed I am to have such lovely, loving children. Thank you dear for your love and your life. Your life is indeed my song.

Stacy Crawford said...

Sorry about the loss of your friends family. I like knowing where the real Light comes from. All is well, All is well

Cheryl said...

So beautiful and just what I needed for my aching heart. My thoughts are with all of you. Thanks for lending yours to us.

Dixie Mom said...

I hope for your sakes it does too. I wish I could be that tree and sun....well...a friend you definitely are.

karen said...

How lucky your friend is to have you in her life! I hope she is able to look to the true Light and have hope and peace in her heart. During trials we are especially blessed by our friends' comfort and love.

Stef said...

Well, as long as you have a friend like you, you have all of those things and more! I love your work. You are AMAZING! I hope their pain lessens quickly.

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Lyrical, Sue....and like a warm bear hug. God bless them and you during this very sad time. xo

Momza said...

tender expressions. Thank you so much. I will hold good thoughts for those who mourn today.

Bonnie said...

Your poem warmed my heart. I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. I will keep you in my prayers.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Beautiful. And all of the things that Christ is for us...

and he blesses us with friendships to help prop us up as well.
Sending love your way...

Amy said...

That is so beautiful. I am sure it gives them much comfort, to have a friend as loving and caring as you. You are wonderful and have such a gift.

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