Your spirit will live in the woods,
running wild and free.
Your spirit will dance through
the Sequoia trees.
Your spirit will shine
brightest among the stars.
Your spirit will frolic in
the waves of the ocean.
Your spirit will live in
the house you dwelt in
with your soul mate.
Your spirit will live in your daughters eyes.
Your spirit will live in green vineyards
under a turquoise sky.
Your spirit will live in vibrant
flowers blooming in the spring.
Your spirit will live in
everyone you touched,
your soul soaring high.
Goodbye my friend,
until we meet again.
My cousin Jacob passed away Saturday at 5 A.M. Many of you sent prayers when I first posted this poem http://asunkissedlife-ayala.blogspot.com/2011/10/battle.html. He was a warrior that fought his battle bravely. He was a wonderful human being, a great husband and father. He touched people with his spirit and everyone gravitated toward his kindness and the light in his eyes. Our hearts ache for Rena, Dalia, and Stephanie, his wife and his daughters. Our hearts ache that he left all of us. He will forever be in our hearts.
May he rest in peace.
A beautiful tribute! You have captured his spirit well. He sounds like someone who improved the world by being part of it. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Ayala.ReplyDelete
He truly improved this world....ReplyDelete
hugs. i am sorry for you loss and i am sure he will be remembered...he sounds like a good spirit...and you captured that well in your words...and for the family now after, my prayers....ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute to your lost relative...Thank you for sharing ..~jackie~ReplyDelete
Prayers to you and your family.ReplyDelete
This tribute really touched my heart. My cousin has cancer as well and was diagnosed a year ago. He is currently "in waiting".
Sounds like a wonderful guy indeed, stupid cancer crap.ReplyDelete
From your Face Book page to here:ReplyDelete
Sound like Jacob's life was mostly "sun-kissed"...and you Alaya, are a "best" eulogizer...because you are honest--and humble.
It takes strong person to fight. It takes a humble one to surrender, to God, to be surely happy, totally and forever.
I will remember your poem when someone close to me parts. It's beautiful and I hope I can write something that imitates it. I am sorry for your loss. Blessings to the family.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry for your loss, Ayala.ReplyDelete
My condolences. (hug)ReplyDelete
I am so sorry dear ~ Prayers and hugs to you ~ReplyDelete
Yes, Ayala, may he rest in peace. So very sad when someone dies so young. Your poem will be a blessing for his wife and children, I am sure. A beautiful tribute.ReplyDelete
Wonderful tribute...so sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
Send love and intentions my friend. This was a lovely way to celebrate his soul. ~ RoseReplyDelete
A heartfelt tribute to your cousin, Ayala. You handle the most difficult situations in life with grace. Again I am so sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
A wonderful tribute. So sorry for his family. Adding my prayers to those already being said.ReplyDelete
Reading this again, ayala, it seems even more full of the grace of your cousin's life. May remembering his life and who he was help those who loved him through this time of loss and pain.ReplyDelete
May he rest in peace... A poem to read again and again - achingly beautiful words, Ayala.ReplyDelete
So sorry for your loss Ayala, but this is a beautiful tribute. Very sorry.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry. My sympathies to you and your family. I like how you repeated the spirit line. It emphasizes the fact that we do go on...that death is not the end.ReplyDelete
As you know death is but a part of life...... Such a beautiful poem Ayala..... The circle of life will always come around and someday we will all join together in spiritual communion, no fears, no hesitations, no reservations, just sheer happiness to have shared such wonderful lives together..... As wonderful as life is I know there is something much better waiting for us all.... It's exciting to think that someday I'll be in Heaven where I can hold the hands of all my loved ones, including yours Ayala, without all of the unpleasant suspicions that life causes us to have. Until them I owe to all of them to live life to its fullest because I know they are right here beside me......ReplyDelete
A lovely tribute, Ayala. I'm so sorry for your loss.ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute, Ayala.ReplyDelete
That was beautiful... I bet he's reading this from heaven as we speak. ((Hugs)) for you and your family.ReplyDelete
A poignant yet beautiful tribute...sorry to hear your loss...Hope his spirit ventures all good things you mentioned here ..ReplyDelete
...Ayala, i feel sorry for the loss & i extend my sincere condolences... for sure wherever your cousin Jacob is right now... he is happy, safe & already at peace with our dear Lord... everything will be fine... my prayers are for you my friend. get well...ReplyDelete
A beautiful tribute Ayala. My condolences for your loss. My congratulations for your poem. It speaks to a deeper loss, one that everyone who lives feels for ones they lose. Thank you. G.ReplyDelete
ayala, I'm so sorry for your family's loss of someone who truly sounds like a remarkable human being. May his soul be forever free...ReplyDelete
May his soul rest in peace..a nice poem ...ReplyDelete
I'm so sad at this news. May he rest in peace. Beautiful poem.ReplyDelete
Greetings from London.
beautiful words for a beautiful manReplyDelete
sorry for the pain of this passing for so many who were loved and cherished by this man
This is a very nice tribute to one so obviously beloved Ayala. Condolences to your family.ReplyDelete
i'm very sorry for your loss. beautiful words, man.ReplyDelete
oh i'm so sorry ayala... you found beautiful and sensitive words that give us a glimpse into who he wasReplyDelete
sorry to hear...beautiful wordsReplyDelete
A lovely tribute..sorry for the loss.ReplyDelete
I'm very sorry, Ayala. He seems so young. I hope his wife and children can find some peace in the support of others.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry, Ayala. He sounds like a wonderful man. And yes, he will live on...in his daughter's eyes. May all his--and your--family find solace in your beautiful words.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute. Prayers for his peace and strength for all of you.ReplyDelete
Oh, my heart and prayers go out to his family and all who loved him. I'm so sorry.ReplyDelete