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The Vessel on the Mountain

an angel in rest on high
an angel in wait faraway
mending a torn heart
one holding the needle
the other the thread
for what must be done
was for both together
not just one instead

they carried the vessel up the mountain
for they knew of the fortune in the hold

her golden softness of love and kindness

no matter the struggle
no matter the pain

and as she floated quietly
like a movie in her mind
came a memory from a life
came a dream from a hope
and a curtain would drop
and a curtain would open

what she thought empty
was actually full
a treasure only they knew well

a prayer of tears
a cry of joy
the binding tie
of yesterday
and tomorrow
mated in a sigh

he could finally rest
in the place of her birth
he could finally breathe
in the place of her life

and as the wings suddenly appeared
her heart was filled with the knowing
that the past was not lived in vain
and the future was no longer alone
for in each hand there was love
guiding the sweet vessel home


Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on October 04, 2019:

Thank you Lorna... yes, it is a deeply felt story. Lots of questions about life... I wrote another one you may have commented on about who she is buried next to when she passes; her late husband (father of their children) or the one she loves now...

Lorna Lamon on October 04, 2019:

Such lovely words Mark and you could feel her pain and healing throughout the poem.

Mark Lecuona (author) from Austin, Texas on October 03, 2019:

Thank you Brenda.. this is the story of a woman who lost her husband but found new love a few years later. She took the remaining ashes up a mountain to be spread and the angel in heaven and new angel in her life gave worked together to give her the emotional support she needed.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 02, 2019:

This is such a dramatic piece of work.

I can feel the pain, love, and agony through your words.

Great penmanship.

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