Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fishing Is Life


The stars followed you.
The sun kissed your lips.
The wind embraced you,
and the tides listened to you weep.
You lived the mysteries of life
with sacred awe,
to the drops of happiness and sorrow.
The words are constricted
in my heart.
We laughed and
we wept
by your bedside,
as you floated 
through two worlds.
We reminisced of days
with life.
The life that wakes you up
and shakes you up
as you feel it in your marrow.
Days of endless ocean,
sea life,
love and pain.
Days when your lion heart
was wild with wonder,
fierce with quest.
You loved,
you lived,
your chalice always full,
your roar loud,
your brave heart gentle.

Monday June 11 my father in law passed away. He was a man that lived his life fully and a man that was loved by many. I loved him and I will miss him dearly. I pray that he finds the peace that he wished for.

60 comments:

  1. I love that image of him with the fish... something in that smile makes me see him better through your words.

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  2. Sure sounds like he lived life to the fullest and enjoyed every minute of it.

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  3. Oh Ayala, he sounds like he lived with passion and loved his life. What a blessing that is. You will miss him. I LOVE this poem.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. He was loved and he will be missed.

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  4. He lived. And his memory continues to do through your words.

    May his soul find rest.

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  5. He lived a good life! My condolences to you and your family.

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  6. Sorry for your loss. From your words and the picture it seems he loved life and lived it well.

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    1. Thank you. He lived it well and on his own terms.

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  7. The love and blessings of our elders will always be within us and we will always be loved bhythem.

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  8. This is a beautiful tribute. It sounds as if he had a wonderful life. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear...he looks like a beautiful man!! A Fisherman. I loved your poem!

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  10. Very touching. And sadly sweet.

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  11. Im so sorry by yours loss. Beauty and touching poem !

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  12. A touching tribute. Condolence to the family.

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  13. One of my favourite poems of yours, my friend.

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  14. Ayala I am so sorry for your loss.....your poem is a beautiful homage to a beautiful man full of life until the end.

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  15. A fine and beautiful tribute to a man who sounds like he was amazing to know. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  16. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. I hope he finds the peace he has been seeking too.
    My thoughts are with you.
    Hugs.
    Anna

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  17. I am pleased this fisherman was so well loved and appreciated by his family.. My condolences. A very sad time for you and yours.

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  18. Such a tribute can only come when there is great respect and good feelings for your FIL

    Hank

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  19. Sounds a fitting epitaph... ♥♥

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  20. Your poem is a sweet tribute. My condolences, peace to him, to your husband and the whole family.

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  21. So sorry for your loss. What beautiful, loving tribute.

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  22. Your description reminds me in many ways of my dear stepfather, who left many years ago. Hard to say goodbye to such lovely men, yet sweet to remember them.

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  23. I'm sorry for your loss, Ayala. Your father-in-law sounds like someone who lived his life to the fullest and enriched the lives of those around him. This is a beautiful tribute. May he rest in peace.

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  24. Oh, this is a beautiful remembrance. I am so sorry for your loss.
    -HA

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  25. You have my condolences. He sounds like he thoroughly lived his life. Beautiful ending on this.

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  26. Nice lines: "Days when your lion heart
    was wild with wonder,
    fierce with quest."

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss. What a lovely tribute:
    'Days of endless ocean,
    sea life,
    love and pain.
    Days when your lion heart
    was wild with wonder,
    fierce with quest
    ...
    'your roar loud,
    your brave heart gentle.'

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  28. I'm sorry for you loss. You've written a wonderful memorial to him.

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  29. What a beautiful tribute to him, Ayala! I hope you’ve shared this with your husband and family.

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  30. Anyone who has been present at the side of a dying loved one will understand:

    “We laughed and
    we wept
    by your bedside,
    as you floated
    through two worlds.”

    Very tender

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