dVerse, Word Prompts

A Stream, a Birthday, A Forever

Read a challenge today; although I feel “despondent” the prompt word, my first notion was to pass. Feeling sort of blue, because it is someone’s birthday, Aug.13th!  A few hours later I read on dVerse a challenge and thought hmmm!  I closed my eyes, with my fingers as my voice I spoke hidden words.

August 13th  


Today, so long ago my husband was born, eighty-one years!
I didn’t know him at that time, I wasn’t even here, there or anywhere.
His life came and went, gone now, but lives somewhere else I know.
Someday I will follow him, as I did when he came to be. I followed him then, and I will follow him again in eternity.


22 thoughts on “A Stream, a Birthday, A Forever”

  1. A love like this, so clear and beautiful, following the one you love through life and death…just that thought brings tears to my eyes and goosebumps. What a gift love is, what tender words: “Someday I will follow him, as I did when he came to be. I followed him then, and I will follow him again in eternity.”


  2. Your words resonated with me. I lost my husband 40 years ago, but he still visits in my dreams, and I know I’ll see him again one day.

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  3. My husband and I are 81, so you can imagine how your poem touched my heart! Your stream of consciousness is raw and pure, heartbreaking, sad, and hopeful all at the same time. Thank you for sharing! ❤ My condolences… even though you know you will meet again in eternity, still it is difficult to be without him now. Soulmates were meant to be together in this life to support one another and provide those much-needed hugs, personal contact, communication, compassion… especially during the isolation and loneliness that this pandemic brings with it. Heartfelt sorrow for your loss – and appreciation for your honest sharing. Thank you! ❤

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  4. So lovely, sad and heart-warming. We have seen so many loved ones pass into beyond the beyond. Most of us hope that doorway is only transition, another journey, another destination. I hope we’re right.

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