It was a hot summer day bathed in the golden rays
of the Sun and with woven chairs set out
on an expertly manicured lawn
reminding me of the sunshine in your smile.
A pair of water wings held securely
to your chest with straps
and a long slender kayak oar
held high in your hands
as I snapped a picture
before you paddled away
in the blue kayak from our resort.
The lake was a vast summit
of azure blue with ripples
of waves hitting the sides of the boat.
I waved from the shore
seated in my lawn chair as I read a book.
Six or seven brown feathered ducks
circled my chair with their bills
tucked into their tufted wings.
I would look up from time to time
waving to you until you were out of sight
and I could no longer find you.
An hour or so later I would see your kayak
as you paddled your way to the shore.
My duck friends had woken up from their naps
and waddled out to the shallow end of the lake
quacking as they went as if to say "Thank You."
I rejoiced at your return that afternoon
so happy to be in the warmth
of that golden sun that was your smile.
So today when I think of your loss,
I think of you floating away into the sunset
with your glowing grin so golden and wide.
There will be rejoicing and many happy reunions
when those you loved and lost see you coming.
Dance with abandon, sing with your new found voice.
Wait for me for I will meet you someday
in the Light of the Golden Son, with water wings
carrying me aloft and into His Loving Arms.
We will remember that day in our new eternity
and sing of all the many sunsets to come.
Rejoice, sing and raise our hands.
We are home at last and we will have an endless
number of days to smile basking in the radiant ever after.
This poem is dedicated to my dear fiancé Maurice who passed away unexpectedly on 7/21/18. We were two months away from our wedding date of Sept 22, 2018. He is greatly missed and my love for him still strong and clothed by my grief at his loss
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