A Poem To Remember Me By

Τhis is a poem to remember me by –
a cairn of balanced words I stacked
so as you walk farther in life without me
you can always turn around if need be
and find your way back to all those
times I insisted ‘You are beautiful.’
Then again this may be a poem to forget me by –
a pile of leaves along some curb I left
so as you press toward your own horizons
you might stumble upon it and not be shaken
but simply stirred by an old ghost saying
‘Love. The plunge with the greatest risk of all.’

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  1. Gwen Acres on August 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Ohhhh, what a beautiful legacy!

  2. Annie B on August 8, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Sometimes, I forget to thank you for your beautiful words. I so look forward to them and keep them with me.

  3. wynnegraceappears on August 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    A poetic blend of love and hope, sweet sentiment and deep mystery. Beautiful. I was with my parents last week at their mountain home and saw a picture, framed, of my mom and Brennan Manning. He used to come to their home and do retreats with them (they, my parents are not in ministry) They called him friend and he deeply impacted their lives. Thought of you, poet friend and your deep love for and friendship with him.

    • thebeautifuldue on August 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Elizabeth, thanks for sharing that about Brennan…very, very cool.

  4. dianerivers on August 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    This is so beautiful I hardly know what to do with it. Thank you.

  5. Prasanta on August 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm


    • thebeautifuldue on August 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      Prasanta, thank you, and I’m glad you stopped by.

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