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Skimming Stones

Hello. Some very sad news: my lovely dad passed away very peacefully on Tuesday evening, with us by his side. For some occasions in life there are no words but I have written a few - every one of them for Dad. Thank you for every kind wish, prayer and message recently. Claire xo


Why did I fear the end when,
In the end, you 
Were deftly lifted to somewhere 
Just a hum away. 

As illness washed-out your bones
Words of comfort splashed
The room like skimming stones 
Bouncing on water.
I squeezed your hand and your 
Love squeezed back.
Like father, like daughter. 

Why did I fear the end when,
In the end, you
Landed softly on eternity's sand 
Where waves lap lazily and
Time stands
Still. 

Forward. 
Always look forward, you said.
I will look forward, do not fear, 
And watch for ripples 
As you skim stones from Heaven's shore.






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  1. What a beautiful poem. Very sorry to hear of your sad loss.

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  2. Lovely words. Feeling for you with your sad loss. Hugs Suzy x

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  3. So sorry for your loss. The words are so beautifully expressed. Hugs to you. xx

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  4. Claire, he will still be with you. You will see signs, especially when you are outside in the natural world. Peace to you and your family.

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  5. Such beautiful words for your Dad. Wishing you and your family love and peace xx

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  6. Sorry to hear your sad news. What beautiful words you have written xx

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  7. I'm so sorry Claire. Be kind to yourself as you adjust to a new normal. Your words for your Faher are so apt and beautiful. Much love Penny Lxxxx

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  8. So sorry for your loss Sending you a hug
    Sue xx

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  9. What a beautiful poem. My thoughts and prayers are with you X

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  10. A lovely poem for your dad. Best wishes to you and your family.

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  11. Sad times for you and yours.My condolences.

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  12. What beautiful words. Much love to you and your family. X

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  13. What a wonderful moving poem!

    God bless you and give you strength. xx

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  14. Thinking of you. So very sorry to hear of your loss. Jen x

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  15. Such a beautiful poem Claire. So sorry to hear about your father. My own dad has been very I'll. It's so hard with elderly parents. I still have him for now, but not sure for how long. My condolences to you and your family.

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  16. So sorry Claire, he is in a better place now xx

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  17. When there are no words - there are words! I like your perspective. Thinking of you.
    -- Dar

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  18. What beautiful words. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xx

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  19. I'm so sorry for your loss, Claire. I hope memories of happy times help you through this difficult time.

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  20. Beautiful words, so sorry to hear about the passing of your father x

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  21. I am very sorry to hear your sad news. ((((((Hugs))))))

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  22. I am very sorry to hear your sad news. ((((((Hugs))))))

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  23. So sorry to hear of your loss. That's a beautiful tribute to him. Xx

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  24. So sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute.

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  25. So sorry for your loss Claire. A beautiful poem to pay tribute to your Dad. Sending lots of love to you and your family at this sad time xx

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  26. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family xx

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  27. Oh Claire I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family xx

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  28. Thinking of you. Lovely words x x

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  29. Oh Claire I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely Dad. Sending you all my thoughts and best wishes.
    Leanne xx

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  30. So sorry for your loss Claire. You will find your way through. X

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  31. Your poem is beautiful, Claire. I'm sorry for your loss. Anne in Chasetown x

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  32. Dear Claire,
    So sorry for your loss. During this difficult time, try to hang onto all the happy memories.
    Sending you & family lots of love & hugs.
    Nikki.

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  34. Oh my goodness Claire, I am so sorry. I really am. I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that his passing was peaceful, and that he was surrounded by love. Big hugs to you. xx

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  35. Beautiful words. I am so sorry to hear of your Dad;s passing, but how lovely that you were able to be with him. xx

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  36. dear claire, i'm so so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. i've been behind on my blog reading and just want to add my condolences. the poem is so beautiful. sending my love and prayers. xo

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  37. So sorry to read this - what beautiful words in that poem. x

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  38. So sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you and your family. Sarah x

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  39. So sorry to hear your sad news. My dad passed away a few weeks ago too. Your words are beautiful - thank you for sharing them. Karen x

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