May 16, 2006


by Julsitos

Now I realized your footsteps gone
the unbearable silence of your absence felt,
the bed turned cold, my grief untold
as I see the end of your journey done.
How long in despair have I dwelt?

But you're free, free at last
to sleep in the embraces of the Lord,
His love shall comfort you
our love nourished you,
the thorns that pricked you now in its past
for this day you have earned your reward.

From your love, we shall never forget
we cherish and yearn for more than this
for our joys and tears, our hopes and fears
not once did we regret
for the love we shared, eternal bliss.

*delivered during the burial mass last Mother's day.


Theresa said...

That's a beautiful eulogy.....

Steel said...

So something not-so-good has happened. Im sorry to read about it.

Here's something that sort of cheered me up when my father died a year ago:

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Anonymous said...

Hey, my sincerest condolences. Apologies too for it is only now that I bloghopped. Hope you're feeling better - ajay

Jules said...

terai, steel, ajay: daku gid nga pasalamat sa inyo. grief will always be there, but i pray to God to give me the strength to face each day.

Anonymous said...

juls, that's a touching eulogy... felt a lump in my throat and i had to withhold my tears.

sorry i wasn't there in Bacolod during Mother's day...

hoping to see you during my next vacation.

praying for you and your family,
Rose AGL