Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Goodbye




Soft currents,
rough waves,
sadness floats through aquamarine waters.
Not long ago
we dipped in the cold ocean,
collecting shells,
talking about life and death,
blond little boys you loved,
that captured your heart,
adventures we stumbled on,
books we read.
We left footprints on the sand
as we shared food and laughter,
tales of fish caught,
tears of loss.
We escaped the rainstorm that day,
not knowing that it will be the last time
we would share these waters.
Goodbye my friend,
sleep with the angels,
may your spirit soar,
may you find peace,
you will be missed.



This is dedicated to my friend Sieg. She was my father in law's companion for the past eleven years. We have shared many days fishing and talking and a connection that will always be in my heart. She passed away yesterday 9/10/12 unexpectedly . It was a shock and sadness fills our hearts. Please meet us here, http://dversepoets.com/ where we share our thoughts and our hearts.

84 comments:

  1. My condolences on your loss, Ayala. This was a warm and living memorial to her. A picture of when things were bright, and life was capture in a smile. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Gay. I will always remember her that way.

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  3. This is beautiful Babe ! May she rest in peace.

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    1. Thank you, Babe. She will be missed dearly.

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  4. A very touching tribute to someone you came to know and call friend. I smiled at the shared days of fishing. It's so special when you connect with anyone to that depth Ayala. I'm so sorry for yours and your families loss. She sounds as if she was a delightful person to have known.

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    1. Thank you, Bren. She was a lovely lady and I will miss her.

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  5. Wonderful tribute as only you do, sounds like a great friend.

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  6. oh wow...i am sorry for your loss so hard too when you dont expect it...and can look back on that day you spent together not knowing....prayers to you and your family...

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    1. Thank you, Brian. So hard to accept that she is gone.

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  7. This is lovely share...I am sorry to hear about her passing ~

    Prayers for the family ~

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  8. ╭დ♥╯ Ayala, I am so very sorry for your loss. A tender heartfelt tribute...(((hugs)))

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss Ayala! This is such a lovely piece that you wrote for her

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  10. Very sad, Ayala. I am glad that you have such good memories of your times together. We are never ready or prepared for someone we care about to leave us.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. It's so hard to believe ....I will cherish our memories.

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  11. oh my heart. shedding a few tears with you ~ thank you for sharing her with us through your gentle, loving words. Prayers are with you and your family.

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  12. Ayala, so sorry for your father-in-law's loss. It is a heartfelt tribute. Gentle and loving.

    Pamela

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. All of us will miss her terribly.

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  13. I'm so sorry for your loss - your particular memories are very poignant. k.

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  14. oh, wow...i'm so sorry for your loss. your poem is very touching. I see that you, like me, write some of your best poems while in sadness.

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  15. A touching piece, and lovely reflection. Wishing you and your family peace.

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  16. My heart reaches out to yours



    Aloha from Honolulu
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  17. A beautiful and heartfelt tribute to a friend now resting with the angels. Im sorry for your loss...yet you have everlasting memories. Peace.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. I was up at 3:40 A.M thinking about our last conversation and it's just so hard to accept.

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  18. Christine and Doug HerberSeptember 12, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    Doug and I are so saddened by this loss. She was such a wonderful woman. Our hearts go out to Gary, her family, and all of those that loved her. Our Florida visits will not be the same without her.

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    1. Thank you, Christine and Doug. She has left a great void in our family. She will be missed dearly. She always spoke about your family and it's comforting to know that she was loved by so many. Thanks.

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    2. Please send our love to Gary and the whole family. She was a highlight of our Florida visits and our kids adored her. Please tell Gary that we are so sorry we cannot attend the services, but will be there this weekend if he needs anything!! All our love.

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    3. I sent your love to Gary and your kind wishes. Thank you.

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  19. I am very sorry to hear this news, Ayala. Thank you for honoring Sieg's spirit in such a beautiful way. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Kristen. I appreciate your kind words.

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  20. What a lovely tribute. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  21. I'm so sorry that you lost such a good friend. I know if she can read your poem, she is delighted.

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    1. She loved to read..I hope she can read it from heaven and thank you Myrna.

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  22. So sorry to hear of this loss, but a lovely tribute grew from it.

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  23. I am leaving you moments of silence in respect and empathy - . . . . . . .

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  24. a truly lovely goodbye, ayala. my thoughts are with you.

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    1. Thank you, Rudri. You just lost a great friend...and now I have. Thinking of you as well. xoxo

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  26. I am so sorry to hear about your loss love...this is tenderly expressed here, a beautiful poem!

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  27. I'm so sorry for your loss, Ayala. A beautiful tribute though for someone who shared your life and touched your soul. Hugs...Gayle

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    1. Thank you, Gayle. I still can't believe that we will never have those moments again but I am thankful that she was in our life.

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  28. Touching. Sorry for your loss, Ayala!

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    1. Thank you, Stephen. I appreciate it.

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  29. Ayala~
    It takes a special touch to honor one who has passed so respectfully and lovingly in poem. May you feel peace and comfort at this time.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I appreciate your good wishes.

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  30. So sad, her passing, your missing. Be aware, there is another needing your friendship. Sieg will point her out to you.
    Blessings for all
    PEACE for Sieg and you Ayala!

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    1. Thank you, Steve. I appreciate your words.

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  31. So sorry for your loss Ayala, those special people gift us with joy, in life and then sorrow when they leave. Such wonderful memories painted in this poem. Peace be with you.

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    1. Sara, so true these special people gift us with joy and sorrow when they leave . Thank you.

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  32. so sad - you have honoured Sieg so well

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  33. so sorry for the loss ayala... you found beautiful and tender words to honor her...yes..may she sleep with the angels and find peace..

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    1. Thank you dear Claudia. I pray she does.

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  34. sorry for you loss... very sweet good-bye you've given her

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  35. sorry for you loss... very sweet good-bye you've given her

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  36. A tender and heartfelt verse to a life that must have seen so much fullness and joy.

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  37. Ayala,
    You were so lucky to have Sieg in your daily life! I worked with her many years ago and kept in touch with her when she left for sun kissed Florida. Your poem to her is beautiful. I will always remember her wicked sense of humor and her contagious laugh....I miss her. I miss never having an encouraging message in my inbox or a sarcastic note on my wall. I hope you and your family are holding on. Lori Robertson ~ Berkley, MI

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    1. Lori,
      Thank you so much for leaving this comment. It made me smile because it sounded like the Sieg I know. We were fortunate to have her in our lives and I know that both of us along with all those that knew her will miss her dearly. Hugs.

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