Posted in a remembrance, Dreaming while awake

Closer than my skin…

“In that moment I am sure of the hope of heaven,
and I don’t want anyone to leave till they are too!”
by Anna Whiston-Donaldson
Rare Bird: A memoir of loss and love.

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These are the words I wrote when I knew my son’s body had returned to dust………

God is closer than my skin,
that’s when I know I’ve entered in,
to Love’s excessive overflow,
a tingling sensation,
a silent glow!

My life turned empty,
I’m all fall down,
pity parties create the sound,
a rumble
in grief’s sacred realms,
I’m overwhelmed!

Can joy be very far away,
to keep me from grief’s decay?
I turn my face towards the sun
allow my fears to be undone!

Flash floods of pain come to pass,
in secluded seas
of contrasts,
of joy and sorrow,
inside out,
of healing rains,
and fearsome droughts.

I’ve found the shelter of His wings,
a place where death
has no sting.

And the holy dust of all my dreams,
gets caught
in phosphorescent beams!



I am an unknown introvert who desires to touch the world with a little bit of magic...

14 thoughts on “Closer than my skin…

  1. I lost my son this month. I too am blogging to help process the loss. Your poems are helping me. I think you say things in a more concise and poetic way than I do, but each is born of authentic sincerity and such deep pain. God bless you. Kathy


    1. I’m so sorry for your loss, Kathy.
      Words are never adequate at times like this. Thank you for your kind comment and I’m glad that my poems help you.
      At the time I felt as though I was hurtled into outer space with no return ticket. Earth is still a tiny speck, but I think I’m heading in the right direction! (hopefully) I still cry buckets.
      Do you have a blog that I can follow, I would love to read it.
      God bless you too. Ally xxxxx

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      1. Hi Kathy, yes I just found your blog, you give some really great advice. I’m also glad to have met you and my hope, like yours, is to be a positive presence.
        I’m looking forward to seeing more…. keep writing! xxxx


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