Monday, July 9, 2007

I Miss You Jack







I had a dream last night.
I dreamt he was by my side.
To walk along with my Daddy.
My heart was filled with pride.

I pray he looks over me.
I pray as the prayer claims,
he will be there to shepard me.

I love you Big Jack.
I miss you so everyday.
I pray you are the wind at my side.
I pray you are still with me.

Rest in peace my beloved.
Rest your working bones.
Now I must be the father.
Even when I feel so alone.

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A Newfound Prayer
(Patti Smith)

"Child with heart so raven wild
I have known you well
I have guarded you in sleep
and with the morning bell
we would tramp the blessed field
ramble through the pine
all my loyalty was yours
all your joys were mine

We would camp upon the bank
to watch the sails that sped
I would offer you my back
to rest your dreaming head
all of our adventures
in existence but a sigh
moccasins as silent
as arrows in the sky

In nature is a song
that from the spirit flows
from the wild I came
to the wild I will go
and grant I meet you there
when time will turn to air
to shepherd you in heaven
this is my newfound prayer."

1 comment:

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

*sobbing* Oh that makes me so sad...