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To A Beautiful Soul

Lora loves sharing her insights and life experience through the medium of writing whether it is a poem, story, or essay.


A Poem Dedicated to My Dear Friend

To A Soul Everlasting

She continues in her now shrinking body
but her spirit becomes bigger and bolder every day;
the light of her being becomes more steady;
not the flickering light of yesterday...

Her mind almost newly formed
with increased sensibility to all of nature
and to others faults she sees beyond
forgiving them for any wrongs...
healing wounds
in the waters of an eternal spring
which in her divine grace she has found.

She perceives beauty that those
around her do not see...
blind as others may be
her vision becomes more acute;
where those attribute insignificance,
she discerns meaning and worth.

Her soul forever reaching
toward the destiny that it seeks
transcends the Earth's tallest peak...
for there is no limit,
no boundaries that
to an intrepid soul can inhibit...

Among earthbound shadows
the light within her continues to burn...
her soul now free to soar,
to a place where only the purest souls can inhabit;
a place of higher vision and truth
where we meet our Creator-
and return once more...

Where the sweetest music can be heard
and the sacred words
of a poet as fitting tribute to a radiant flower...
before finding its resting place
in the garden of paradise.

-Lora Hollings

Angel Light Blessing

Angel Light Blessing

Inspire Us to Be More

Even though the passing of our loved ones from this earth to a spiritual realm can be emotionally traumatic for us, our cherished memories of them can serve to inspire us to do more with our lives to make the world a more loving place and dedicate our good work to them.

Many feel that a loving spirit has intervened on their behalf to keep them safe from harm or in guiding them on a path in life that is good for them.

My Angel Gabriel by Lamb

I've chosen this song because I feel its words reflect the legacy my beautiful friend left on this earth and how the cherished memories that I have of her give me the courage to face my fears, to deal with adversity, have faith in myself to accomplish the goals that I've set for myself, and extend a helping hand to those in need as she was such a giving person so full of love.

Lyrics to the Song "Gabriel" by Lamb


I can fly
But I want his wings
I can shine even in the darkness
But I crave the light that he brings
Revel in the songs that he sings
My angel Gabriel

I can love
But I need his heart
I am strong even on my own
But from him I never want to part
He's been there since the very start
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel

Bless the day he came to be
Angel's wings carried him to me

I can fly
But I want his wings
I can shine even in the darkness
But I crave the light that he brings
Revel in the songs that he sings
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel

My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel
My angel, my angel, my angel
Gabriel, Gabriel

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© 2017 Lora Hollings


Lora Hollings (author) on April 13, 2020:

Bill, thanks for reading my article and I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Losing a best friend, especially one you have known for so long, is always difficult! What I miss most is our conversations as we seemed to be soul mates in so many ways and she was always there to give support. But as you say, I'm also comforted by the beautiful memories that I have of her and feel her presence always near me. Thanks for the great comment!

billybuc on April 10, 2020:

Beautiful work here, Lora, a labor of love, obviously!

I lost my best friend of fifty-seven years four months ago. There is no sadness in that statement. We all die and I'm at peace with death. I am constantly comforted by my friend, even though he is now gone. His memory gives me peace, an eternal gift for which I am eternally grateful.

Lora Hollings (author) on October 08, 2019:

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment, Swalia. Her love of life and her love of others was an inspiration.

Shaloo Walia from India on October 07, 2019:

Such a beautiful poem and a loving tribute!

Lora Hollings (author) on May 17, 2019:

Thanks for stopping by Linda and for your lovely comment. She exemplified so many beautiful qualities that I wanted to write something as a tribute to share with others and a poem seemed to be the best way to do that.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 17, 2019:

I love your poem, Lora. Creating it was a beautiful way to honour your friend.

Lora Hollings (author) on February 20, 2019:

Thanks Deborah for stopping by and leaving your kind comment. I’m glad you liked my poem and the song too. It’s one of my favorites by Lamb. The lyrics are so appropriate for this friend who will always live on in my heart. Have a wonderful day!

Deborah Reno from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD on February 20, 2019:

Beautiful poem. And the song at the end was nice.

Thank you for writing.


Lora Hollings (author) on January 22, 2019:

Thank you for your generous and lovely comment Carole. It is always very difficult to accept that you can never see or visit with a loved one again. But, we know that they do live on in a spiritual sense and through the memories of them that we treasure. We can also honor their lives by trying to emulate those beautiful qualities that we most admired about them through the good that we do in our lives as a reflection of them.

Carole Emb from UK on January 22, 2019:

Breathtakingly beautiful Lora. What a wonderful way to remember your friend. If she is able, I feel sure she smiles on you from that 'Tallest peak'. Thank you so much for sharing.


Lora Hollings (author) on October 18, 2018:

Thank you Dora for stopping by and for your gracious comment. My dear friend was truly an extraordinary human being. She always had time to talk with you no matter when you would call and was always there to help a friend or someone in need. Even though she is gone and I miss her so much, her ideals and accomplishments serve to inspire me to strive to do more with my life and I feel that she is always with me in my heart.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 18, 2018:

Excellent poetry. Such caring, such observation and beautiful descriptions in this loving tribute!

Kevin Moore on May 21, 2017:

I was very touched by this poem so eloquently written with its poignant message. It made me reflect upon how and why I should strive to do more with my life. Thank you for writing this.

Stephen Benet on May 11, 2017:

I left this hub feeling mesmerized and inspired! The poem strikes a tone and message that truly reaches into the spiritual realm. You've helped me appreciate how much a loved one can continue to be a guiding light even when they are no longer with us here on earth.

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