Author Topic: Only Thoughts  (Read 552 times)

Offline heartsongjt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
  • A/K/A Jan (Sanford) Tetstone
    • Heartsong's Poetry Diary
Only Thoughts
« on: February 14, 2019, 03:11:21 PM »
Only Thoughts

No words today...
 Only thoughts
 that move my heart.

Thoughts of loss
 thoughts of pain
 thoughts of love
 thoughts of what was
 thoughts of surviving
 thoughts of God
 thoughts of Heaven's gain
 and thoughts of how life
 could have been
 for an angel I call mine...

Thoughts...only thoughts
 I've thought a million times.
            -Jan Tetstone

2:44pm February 14, 2019
Words are Weapons of Demons and Saints

Offline poet-e

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 92
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 08:46:18 PM »
Simple and nice.  Like the repetition and ending.

Curious abt "Heaven's gain" and "for an angel I call mine..."  wonder if a loved one passed on.

Offline heartsongjt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
  • A/K/A Jan (Sanford) Tetstone
    • Heartsong's Poetry Diary
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 08:54:18 PM »
My 22 year old daughter was killed two weeks before her wedding, after swriving her truck off the road to keep from hitting a boy who had head phone on...On Mother's Day 1993, she was buried next to my mother, who was killed two weeks before she was suppose to be married [1987], after a semi-truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and ran off the road, hitting and killing her.
Words are Weapons of Demons and Saints

Offline poet-e

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 92
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 10:50:32 PM »
I'm so sorry for your losses!

Offline heartsongjt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
  • A/K/A Jan (Sanford) Tetstone
    • Heartsong's Poetry Diary
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 02:47:33 PM »
Thank you...People lose people they love every day- I consider myself blessed to have had Sonya in my life for 22 years. Sooner or later, death will touch us all.
Words are Weapons of Demons and Saints

Offline poetryman123

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 78
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 05:13:14 PM »
Sad but a well moving piece.
yonathanasefaw.wordpress.com

Offline poet-e

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 92
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 02:31:15 PM »
Thank you...People lose people they love every day- I consider myself blessed to have had Sonya in my life for 22 years. Sooner or later, death will touch us all.

Very deep!  Most people'd be angry/bitter...

Offline heartsongjt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
  • A/K/A Jan (Sanford) Tetstone
    • Heartsong's Poetry Diary
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 05:36:19 PM »
Very deep!  Most people'd be angry/bitter...

Anger or bitterness won't bring the dead back to life. Both are forms of self-pity. My daughter believed in God, heaven, and Jesus. She died holding to her faith. I would be a hypocrite  to claim to believe in God as long as my child was untouched by death.... Losing a child is the ultimate test of one's faith. Our love as mother-daughter  bonded us together  before she exited my womb....during her life time, and our love continues to link use together since her death. Love knows not death's sting.
Words are Weapons of Demons and Saints

Offline poet-e

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 92
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2019, 11:10:42 AM »
Anger or bitterness won't bring the dead back to life. Both are forms of self-pity. My daughter believed in God, heaven, and Jesus. She died holding to her faith. I would be a hypocrite  to claim to believe in God as long as my child was untouched by death.... Losing a child is the ultimate test of one's faith. Our love as mother-daughter  bonded us together  before she exited my womb....during her life time, and our love continues to link use together since her death. Love knows not death's sting.

You're very profound!

Offline dlp

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 106
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 02:36:05 PM »
moving piece. after my father died i would wake up and for a moment forget i had lost him. i know this is trite, but with time your sorrow will be replaced, and when you think of your loved   you will feel peace and smile

Offline heartsongjt

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1055
  • A/K/A Jan (Sanford) Tetstone
    • Heartsong's Poetry Diary
Re: Only Thoughts
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 03:07:08 PM »
Thank you all, for reading and commenting.

We are more than our memories- so are  loved ones who have moved on from this world.

I'm, presently. trying to get my personal web site of poetry back up on the internet. While,
creating individual sites for my poetry[year by year] I found this:

Like many I carry memories; some that I want to forget; Others
that I want never to forget. Good memories makes the bad memories bearable;
Lord, thank you for the memories I carry in this day; for each memory
good or bad was created by me. To change what was would be to change
my past ,my future, and me. I'm not perfect Lord, and never can be-I am
who I am- I am more than my memory.
11:06am November 15, 2012
Words are Weapons of Demons and Saints