Sofia’s poem “On the Death of my Father” in Lunaris Review

ON THE DEATH OF MY FATHER

By  | July 23, 2016

You are gone and with you I cannot converse
my prayer our only communication channel
This phone call will certainly reach you

My cries no longer heave
I have started to play the piano again
got that pixie cut with long bangs

I know you are well
I can feel you
I see you smile

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24 thoughts on “Sofia’s poem “On the Death of my Father” in Lunaris Review

  1. πολύ συγκινητικό…
    σε βλέπει από ψηλά και σε θέλει χαρούμενη και δυνατή, Σοφία μου…
    με την αγάπη μου,
    Αλεξία

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    • Αλεξία μου σε ευχαριστώ πολύ. Να είσαι πάντα καλά και χαρούμενη. Είναι εκεί ψηλά και βλέπει τον Χριστό μας. Νιώθω ότι προσεύχεται για μένα

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  2. Sofia, dear sister, my heart feels your sorrow, but know that he is well. I wanted to share a poem that I was reminded of after reading your poem…it seems like it could be your Fathers words in prayer talking to the Lord, “The Eternal Promise.”, and Also a poem called ” Burtterflies.” that you also could have wrote. I share them to make you smile. Hugs, love and blessings always!

    “The Eternal Promise”

    I shall be with you
    Lord, when I close
    my eyes to sleep…
    I shall rest comfortably
    with you….

    And when I dream now
    shall I not be with you,
    for I shall fly freely
    in my dreams on sweet
    clouds of joy and I
    shall be with you as
    the sun opens its eyes

    For when he arises
    in the morning, I shall
    think on you and the
    blessing of life that
    you bestowed on me
    and my heart shall be
    brighter than the smile
    of the new day’s sun

    I will walk from the
    darkness of death into
    your life-light, for I
    shall be with you in your
    garden, singing praises
    to your eternal love

    And I shall be at peace
    when I am born again as
    my spirit leaves the flesh
    and I will be counted among
    the living in your heaven

    …my sweet Lord.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    “Butterflies”

    Whenever I see the butterflies flying
    I am reminded of your smiling face,
    As I see them taking wing into the sky
    I feel emotions which are never displaced

    For in my heart also live the butterflies
    As they come to life within me each day
    While I count the different memories of you
    Which in my thoughts and dreams will stay

    The brightness of their many vibrant colors
    Produce a vivid rainbow deep within my mind
    Which fills my heart with such unwavering joy
    Allowing me to enjoy them for an endless time

    The butterflies will be my deepest treasure
    Leaving me never again feeling the same
    As the peace they bring to me cannot be measured
    For on their wings are imprinted your name

    God bless you and your family!

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  3. I feel your sorrow in my heart and also I feel the joy that you know your father is well. It reminds me of a poem I wrote “The Eternal Promise,” I could see your Father pray this prayer to God. the second poem is Butterflies that is one I share for you! God bless your family dear sister!

    The Eternal Promise

    I shall be with you
    Lord, when I close
    my eyes to sleep…
    I shall rest comfortably
    with you….

    And when I dream now
    shall I not be with you,
    for I shall fly freely
    in my dreams on sweet
    clouds of joy and I
    shall be with you as
    the sun opens its eyes

    For when he arises
    in the morning, I shall
    think on you and the
    blessing of life that
    you bestowed on me
    and my heart shall be
    brighter than the smile
    of the new day’s sun

    I will walk from the
    darkness of death into
    your life-light, for I
    shall be with you in your
    garden, singing praises
    to your eternal love

    And I shall be at peace
    when I am born again as
    my spirit leaves the flesh
    and I will be counted among
    the living in your heaven
    …my sweet Lord.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Butterflies

    Whenever I see the butterflies flying
    I am reminded of your smiling face,
    As I see them taking wing into the sky
    I feel emotions which are never displaced

    For in my heart also live the butterflies
    As they come to life within me each day
    While I count the different memories of you
    Which in my thoughts and dreams will stay

    The brightness of their many vibrant colors
    Produce a vivid rainbow deep within my mind
    Which fills my heart with such unwavering joy
    Allowing me to enjoy them for an endless time

    The butterflies will be my deepest treasure
    Leaving me never again feeling the same
    As the peace they bring to me cannot be measured
    For on their wings are imprinted your name.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Wendell

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