Thursday, April 9, 2009

Eve Stop and thoughts on death

Amidst a busy week it has been some time that I have visited my online journal, Facebook, this blog, and a poetry site I visit. ... I realize that these sites are such a blessing yet too sometimes take time and therefore life's journey brings us to the ebbs and flows of personal, interpersonal, and e-interface. ...

This past week I was notified of the recent death of our neighbor Karl. ... I admit, sadness still visits as I walk by his house and expect him to be in the yard with a smile, wave and greeting. He was the neigborhood socialite and always the first to help out if something needed fixing or a car was sputtering. ... Karl found out less than a year ago that he had stage 4 cancer... only months later at his young age of 54 he is dead... it seems surreal.

Yet, too it is in death we are reminded of that which we hold most dear. This last year I posted this poem to a website. It is one that means a great deal to me as a friend's parent died at the time and then the following month a friend from aerobics died. .. .I share it again here.

Blessings to anyone who may visit

After Glow...

I'd like the memory of me
To be a happy one
I'd like to leave and after glow
Of smiles when life is done

I'd like to leave an echo
Whisperin softly down
the ways of happy times,
and..laughing times,
and bright and..sunny days

I'd like the tears of those who
I grieve, to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave
when life is done (Anonymous)...


  1. This is a beautiful poem Kringle. Prayers are with you during this difficult time. You are remembering and honoring your neighbor in a beautiful way.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I am signing up to "follow" your blog and hope that we get to know each other better through it. May love and warm memories fill your heart today and always.


  2. Please friend request me on Facebook. Sara Moriarty in Portland, OR. I couldn't find you there...


  3. Thank you for your kind stop... I too will stop at your blog!

  4. you should write a book kringle! beautiful pieces. you are first person i have blogged! congarats! val

  5. I feel that I know the dreadful illness that cut short your neighbour's life. Very close to home for me. Your tribute here is just so lovely. I believe the poetic pieces you add here for our perusal and your obvious compassionate heart go hand in hand. von