Leaving Soon {a #poem}

You point to the air
up there, wordless

yet speaking. Your hands,

and eyes tell us.
What do you see?
Are you ready? Yes.
Is it time? Maybe.
Leaning in, you listen.

Here He’s come for you
but we can neither see

nor hear. Earthbound, living,
tethered by the doing.
So we chat and move

and do and help,
missing the Messenger.

But you see Him;
sight the Invisible,
confident He’s calling.

Yes, you’ll be leaving
very soon.


My father-in-law Ernest Paul Collins passed away July 4th, 2010, his Independence Day. It was a glorious home going.

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10 thoughts on “Leaving Soon {a #poem}

  1. just stopping back by to say thanks for your comment on my blog and welcome to the pub. If you have any questions or thoughts just let me know. Hate for you to feel overwhelmed….just have fun, K? 😀

  2. Beautiful words of Grandpa Paul's passing in 2010 (this is her daughter, I know the story 🙂 I remember reading this awhile back… So happy to see all these new people posting on here, you're getting popular.

  3. A light touch to a very complex topic…great work ~

    And I hope to be ready myself someday ~

  4. You've caught clearly the tension between expectation and wonder of a greeting a transcendent joy. Who knows who will be taken and who won't? That crux is a question but also a command to beware judgment – both for oneself and of others. Thank you for bringing your voice the table here.

  5. great to see you at dverse jody…def a heavy topic…the knowing that time is near…and i think those that are can def see and know as well…but enjoying those last minutes together though sad can def be beautiful…

  6. We chat and move and do and help,
    missing the Messenger… this moved me deeply.. hope i'll be ready when he's calling me home..fine write here jody..

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