Forever Forward


I saw this poem on another blog and wanted to post it on mine:  

"It isn't letting go
its going on.
It isn't only shadows 
and it isn't only dawn. 
...it's letting it come through me, 
not living in the darkness 
though the darkness I can see. 
Its living with the sorrow 
but finding memories sweet. 
Its knowing that it takes both sides 
to make it all complete. 
It's soaking up the sunshine 
along with the rain 
Its learning to let laughter 
live side by side with pain. 
Its knowing that the past 
won't change a love that's real 
or take away the joy you brought 
or the sorrow that I feel. 
Its knowing tears and laughter 
can live on the same face, 
and your impression on my heart 
can never be erased."

The only part I don't really like, is the beginning about going on.  I hate anything with the connotation of "life goes on"  or "moving on"
I understand that life goes on, trust me.... when it felt like the world should have stopped moving...It didn't.....
but for me it is about moving forward --- trying to embrace life again, with all that has been taken from me for now.  
I am trying to keep that all-important eternal perspective.  I like to say I am moving 
 And somehow I know Frankie is always by my side, and will be my side 
physically again.  

"And so make life, and death, and that vast forever one grand sweet song." 
- Charles Kingsley

With every setting sun my love grows for you Frankie.  A hui hou!


MandyMy said...

I don't believe in "moving on", there is no such thing. I don't think there is anything that I hate to hear more from people than that phrase. I believe in continuing to live and move forward, all while bringing my experiences with me. "Moving on" just seems like you have to forget the past. Don't like it, never have, never will! :) So, I'm right with you on that front. Other than that, you are right, this is a nice poem! Thanks for sharing! HUGS!!

Jenielle said...

You don't need to move on FROM anything but move towards that sweet reunion.....keep moving with Frankie watching over you!