Wednesday, May 22, 2019
"You're Ed Close!" she said,
All those many years ago,
And a bell rang inside my head.
What it meant, I did not know.
"Yes, I am." I said, "Do I know you?"
Within a few days, I went from
Knowing nothing at all about her,
To realizing the simple fact
That I couldn’t live without her.
…Now she’s gone.
Her appearance in my life that Day,
Was a touchstone to the past …
An echo from an ecstasy,
Found again, at long last,
Washed up on a distant shore,
She knew, for her dreams had long foretold
The way our lives would morph
And intertwine, to fit the Master‘s Mold.
And now she’s gone …
As time went by, I came to know,
We had a crucial part to play
In His plan to make our Spirit grow,
And help others along the way.
He sent His sweet Blessings from above,
A perfect life, completed with her Love.
But, what am I to do, now? I cry a thousand tears!
Must I wait for her return, another thousand years…
Now she’s gone?
I miss her so…
Then, miracle of miracles, words came from the other side:
"Do you know who this might be?" He asked,
"She says she helped you with your work!" "Oh Yes!", I replied.
Doubt faded, like a late Spring frost, as I basked
In the warm glow of Jacqui’s love,
Her wit and humor could not be denied!
"She laughs", he said, and tells me:
"I'll not stop now, just because I died!"
Oh, … she’s not gone!
So now, that soul who was so sweet,
Who made my life and work complete,
She is not gone; her love still flows within my heart;
And lifts me like a rising tide.
When He says "Come Home, you‘ve done your part.“
I’ll join her on the other side!
"You're Ed and Jacqui Close," she said.
"Yes, I am," I replied.
"That has not changed at all", she said,
"Just because I died!"
No, Jacqui’s not gone!