The Secret Place
Is this where Al lives when he leaves
A place I don’t know but can only grieve?
Is he seeing a place filled with smiles
That I can only wish for a little while?
Is he floating above his pain so great
Is he standing close to the golden gates?
Does he dream of when he was a child
When life was smooth and very mild?
Is he sitting with our Mom and Dad
Is he speaking of all the plans he had?
Has he seen a glimpse of Jesus too
Will he come back and tell us, me and you?
Is there a spot within his heart
That he really does want to part?
I hope with all I have to dare
That he always remembers I did care.
I wish for him to have some peace
You know he was here on a life-time lease.
I told him last night that he should go
That I understand his pain and this I know.
His eyes were dazed but I know he heard
My voice, my love in every word.
When the time does come and he must go
I know I will miss him and my tears will show.
For he is the best brother no doubt
He holds my heart with a heavy clout.
So dear God I said it for real
I told him to go I made no deal.
Now when you come and lift him high
And in a blink he is in the skies.
Please keep telling him he is the best
Remember Lord he needs to rest.
I made him promise he would save me a spot
He smiled at me and took all I got.
My heart, my soul and my memories too
Will be here waiting to see him and you.
The simple truth is he is preparing to say goodbye. The problem is like that song ‘Sorry for Me’. That song is truth. Because Al is seeing something and some of that is reassuring to him, if my dad’s death march is any indication.
I understand what you are saying. thank you Foghorn for confirming it
Beautifully written Terry, sad but also right!
thanks so much Ute. Hope you have a jolly good weekend!
What a beautiful post Terry.
Hi Al!!!! thanks for a very nice comment. Glad you liked it
I did 🙂
Hi julie! Thanks so much. Hope you have a good weekend!
Beautiful and moving, my dear Terry. Big hug!
Thanks Angel, nice to chat with you!
Hello Mona! thank you. Hope you have a nice weekend!
Wow! Words that come from the spirit certainly affects any reader. Bless God that your brother will go, when the time comes, to rest with Our Father. Well written brother!
thank you. We are brother and sister, and we are all we have left
it’s exactly what he’s doing Terry ~ he’s always with them. xx
I thought so my friend
The angels are with him, Terry. How sad but yet so loving in every word. Hugs to you both!
thanks my friend. I hope there are several angels here keeping him safe
I sat with my brother as he died from hepatitis C in 2004. I miss him every day.
We tend to lose that deep pain of loss. We can even forget anger, but we never forget the love we feel. I am sorry you had to watch but I am glad you still carry those tender feelings