In Every Living Space

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(Dedicated to all who have lost a loved one)

In Loving Memory of

Family and Friend

 Jeffrey Franklin Chinn


My friend loved the ocean and all that the coastal life had to offer. He left this world in his early 30's due to a diving accident. Though a heavenly being now, his heart remains here with all those who still keep him alive in our hearts.

In Every Living Space

In Every Living Space

 

In one hand I hold a fistful of sand

And in the other, my palm is closed tight around the wind

 If I cross my wrists and pull my arms to my chest I can

          seize a ray of light

 

As I lay upon the ground I close my eyes to capture the

twinkle of a distant star

           I breathe in deep to catch a breath of the earth and sky

              And with lips pursed, I can taste the hues of the ocean and sea

 

This all helps to keep the memory of you in me

 

You left your immortality carved deep into the foundation of this world

 

Though you have found a better place, I am thankful that you have left a part of yourself behind

 

Now I but have to look into every living space to behold the beauty of your loving face

 

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MarionYost commented on In Every Living Space

02-25-2010

This poem is Beautifully written, Sorry for your loss. All the best -Marion-

soulwriter

02/25/2010

Thank you and thank you... Ur the Bst!

earthly commented on In Every Living Space

02-24-2010

It is reassuring to believe that the departed are still part of our existing surroundings-comforting as well...Earthly

soulwriter

02/24/2010

Reassuring it is! Thank you for your sincerity

Maleficent commented on In Every Living Space

01-31-2010

what a warm way to honor your friend... lots of emotion poured out and I can tell your friend is missed, but remembered well... write on!

soulwriter

01/31/2010

THANK YOU SINCERELY!

Marsink commented on In Every Living Space

01-11-2010

Powerfully stirring the varied ingredients that were composite of those we loved and saw leave this present life. A craft of words to honor these who have crossed a great chasm before us

cmlestrade commented on In Every Living Space

01-02-2010

What a beautiful poem. I believe I read it before but if this is a 2nd read it hold more beauty this time around. A very nice tribute that you wrote with your friend in mind.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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