Daily Archives: April 17, 2011

Musings on what might have been..

Footprints in the sand

Only one set of footprints

Have you ever read a poem that seemed to be written just for you?  This is such a poem and it speaks to me in my late husband’s words.  How often did he ask me to put down a book to see something he wanted to share or to tell me something he thought I should like to hear.

This poem from James Rainsford is such a poem for me:

Please put down that book you’re reading now
and gently close its pages.
So no harm shall cometo damage its cold thoughts.
Look up.  Please, look up and see
what little there is left of me where you felt loved.

© James Rainsford – Author, poet, photographer.

Thank you, James, for giving me permission to reprint your poem here.  And for anybody wanting to read more about James and his works click here.

It was almost like the Roberta Flack song ‘Killing me softly with his song” and the words ” He sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair”.  I do think James knew what it was like to be where I was after my husband died.

And for all that misery today I am still very grateful for the 41 years I had with my soulmate.  See My Gratitude List

So that’s my musing for today. I promise to be more upbeat tomorrow.

And today’s quote is from Wayne Dyer, American self-help advocate, author, and lecturer. 1940-

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. “