My deceased daughter's poems!

My deceased daughter's poems!

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June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#1 Mar 28, 2007
October 24, 1959 to August 29, 2005

At 16 years of age, my daughter wrote the following poem.

At 45 years of age, she took her own life.

With The Eagle.

I long with the eagle, on swift silent wing
To glide o’er the earth and of freedom to sing
Released from the bonds of this earthbound plight
To master the grace of his effortless flight

To ravish the glorious sunrise unfurled
From high on a cliff, at the top of the world
To observe far below, life’s dramas unfold
To hold in my grasp nature’s mysteries untold

Silence descends as day draws to a close
Westward the sun hangs in hazy repose
Suspended within a rosy-hued sky
The eagle is solemn, with watchful eye

Though my body be bound by earthly ties
In mind and spirit with the eagle I rise
To ponder the drama of life far below
Wild and free with the eagle I go

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#2 Mar 28, 2007
Wow, your daughter had the same gift you have for capturing the essence of things and being so eloquent in copmosing her words.

Beautiful....
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#3 Mar 28, 2007
Lynne D wrote:
Wow, your daughter had the same gift you have for capturing the essence of things and being so eloquent in copmosing her words.
Beautiful....
Thank you Lynne. And here is another....

In My Dreams

My thoughts are reaching out for you
Across the distant land
And in my dreams you wait for me
Holding out your hand

Misty clouds of happiness
In the corners of my mind
Beckon us to follow them
And leave this world behind

Beneath a sun that never sets
In a sky of pastel blue
We sail upon the sea of love
And drink the wine of truth

A gentle breeze caresses us
And music sweet and soft
Embraces us with timelessness
And carries us aloft

To stand upon the wispy clouds
Lined with silver seams
And there we share the love we feel
Forever, in my dreams.
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#5 Mar 28, 2007
angels_kiss wrote:
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Beautiful poem June. It must be very comforting to have the poems your daughter wrote w/ you.
As a side note, I noticed the August date and my heart skipped. On Aug 29, 1999 my neighbor and someone who had become a very close friend took his life in a way I cannot discuss to this day.
Thank you so much. Yes, it is comforting, but as I'm sure you can understand, painful too!

Yes, suicide is very common. I would like to point out though that since my daughter took her life, she has come to her daughter twice with "very" powerful dreams, directing her "not" to commit suicide.

“Ex nihilo nihil fit”

Since: Mar 07

Middle America

#6 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
October 24, 1959 to August 29, 2005
At 16 years of age, my daughter wrote the following poem.
At 45 years of age, she took her own life.
With The Eagle.
I long with the eagle, on swift silent wing
To glide o’er the earth and of freedom to sing
Released from the bonds of this earthbound plight
To master the grace of his effortless flight
To ravish the glorious sunrise unfurled
From high on a cliff, at the top of the world
To observe far below, life’s dramas unfold
To hold in my grasp nature’s mysteries untold
Silence descends as day draws to a close
Westward the sun hangs in hazy repose
Suspended within a rosy-hued sky
The eagle is solemn, with watchful eye
Though my body be bound by earthly ties
In mind and spirit with the eagle I rise
To ponder the drama of life far below
Wild and free with the eagle I go
I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing her poems.
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#7 Mar 28, 2007
Forum Cruiser wrote:
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I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Thank you for sharing her poems.
Thank you very much, and here is another. And one thing I would like to add, is that she wrote all of her poems before the age of 25.

Do Unto Others.

“Do unto other people
As you’d have done to you”
A phrase we take for granted
And yet, so very true

For he who causes others pain
Through unkind word or deed
Has set the standard of the life
That he himself will lead

In days to come, we all will learn
The error of our ways
As each unkindness that we cause
Returns to us one day

Live your life with this in mind
And dust shall turn to gold
As every kindness that you give
Returns to you tenfold

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#8 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Thank you Lynne. And here is another....
In My Dreams
My thoughts are reaching out for you
Across the distant land
And in my dreams you wait for me
Holding out your hand
Misty clouds of happiness
In the corners of my mind
Beckon us to follow them
And leave this world behind
Beneath a sun that never sets
In a sky of pastel blue
We sail upon the sea of love
And drink the wine of truth
A gentle breeze caresses us
And music sweet and soft
Embraces us with timelessness
And carries us aloft
To stand upon the wispy clouds
Lined with silver seams
And there we share the love we feel
Forever, in my dreams.
These are really wonderful!

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#9 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Thank you very much, and here is another. And one thing I would like to add, is that she wrote all of her poems before the age of 25.
Do Unto Others.
“Do unto other people
As you’d have done to you”
A phrase we take for granted
And yet, so very true
For he who causes others pain
Through unkind word or deed
Has set the standard of the life
That he himself will lead
In days to come, we all will learn
The error of our ways
As each unkindness that we cause
Returns to us one day
Live your life with this in mind
And dust shall turn to gold
As every kindness that you give
Returns to you tenfold
She definitely had a gift for looking deeper and seeing things beneath the surface of things.

Loved this one too!
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#10 Mar 28, 2007
Lynne D wrote:
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She definitely had a gift for looking deeper and seeing things beneath the surface of things.
Loved this one too!
Thank you Lynne, and I'm glad you enjoyed them.

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#11 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Thank you Lynne, and I'm glad you enjoyed them.
I really did. Thank you so much for sharing.

“Ex nihilo nihil fit”

Since: Mar 07

Middle America

#12 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Thank you very much, and here is another. And one thing I would like to add, is that she wrote all of her poems before the age of 25.
Do Unto Others.
“Do unto other people
As you’d have done to you”
A phrase we take for granted
And yet, so very true
For he who causes others pain
Through unkind word or deed
Has set the standard of the life
That he himself will lead
In days to come, we all will learn
The error of our ways
As each unkindness that we cause
Returns to us one day
Live your life with this in mind
And dust shall turn to gold
As every kindness that you give
Returns to you tenfold
This one has a great lesson for all of us and I agree with it in its entirety!!

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#13 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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....... I would like to point out though that since my daughter took her life, she has come to her daughter twice with "very" powerful dreams, directing her "not" to commit suicide.
I believe that because my deceased brother came to me in dreams. That's a more common occurance than many realize. Some just don't recognize it for what it is.

I'm sure as painful as it was for her daughter to know that it was just a dream, and that her mother wasn't really physically with her anymore, that it also gave her great comfort to know that her mother is still with her, as she's still with you.:-)
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#14 Mar 28, 2007
Lynne D wrote:
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I believe that because my deceased brother came to me in dreams. That's a more common occurance than many realize. Some just don't recognize it for what it is.
I'm sure as painful as it was for her daughter to know that it was just a dream, and that her mother wasn't really physically with her anymore, that it also gave her great comfort to know that her mother is still with her, as she's still with you.:-)
Oh ... I believe that, beyond the shadow of a doubt!

One dream my grandaughter had just a short while ago was where(in the dream) she was walking behind her mom ... my daughter. Her mom, was walking away from her and my grandaughter said, "MOM ... MOM ... do you believe in suicide?" And her mom answered in a most mournful, definitive tone of voice, "NOOOOO!"

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#15 Mar 28, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Oh ... I believe that, beyond the shadow of a doubt!
One dream my grandaughter had just a short while ago was where(in the dream) she was walking behind her mom ... my daughter. Her mom, was walking away from her and my grandaughter said, "MOM ... MOM ... do you believe in suicide?" And her mom answered in a most mournful, definitive tone of voice, "NOOOOO!"
That brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#16 Mar 29, 2007
Lynne D wrote:
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That brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.
Yes ... many tears have flowed from my eyes as well. I believe that life is beyond understanding. My daughter never felt as though she should be on this earth. Her life was a constant search and although she was very skilled in her job, she never found peace within. I often wonder if there are some things in life that go beyond conscious choice. She wrote the following poem before she was 25 and took her life at 45. I wonder, if (in some way) it was her destiny.

The Whisper of Eternity.

Endlessly it beckons me
The whisper of eternity

It's sweet and gentle melody
Like a magnet lures me

Follow me it seems to say
Leave this earth and come away

For when your earthly task is through
Eternity is here for you

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17 Mar 29, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Yes ... many tears have flowed from my eyes as well. I believe that life is beyond understanding. My daughter never felt as though she should be on this earth. Her life was a constant search and although she was very skilled in her job, she never found peace within. I often wonder if there are some things in life that go beyond conscious choice. She wrote the following poem before she was 25 and took her life at 45. I wonder, if (in some way) it was her destiny.
The Whisper of Eternity.
Endlessly it beckons me
The whisper of eternity
It's sweet and gentle melody
Like a magnet lures me
Follow me it seems to say
Leave this earth and come away
For when your earthly task is through
Eternity is here for you
Wow....

You must see what I see about your daughter; that she HAD a wonderful purpose and did serve it not only when she was living, but also through her poetry left behind. Her poems are profound and deeply meaningful, with a strong message within each of them. She's serving a purpose now, with the effect her thoughts and words have on anyone who reads these poems, through you sharing these beautiful "masterpieces" of reflective thoughts.

I've been "touched" by each one.

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#18 Mar 29, 2007
As well as being "touched" by your poems.
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#19 Mar 29, 2007
Lynne D wrote:
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Wow....
You must see what I see about your daughter; that she HAD a wonderful purpose and did serve it not only when she was living, but also through her poetry left behind. Her poems are profound and deeply meaningful, with a strong message within each of them. She's serving a purpose now, with the effect her thoughts and words have on anyone who reads these poems, through you sharing these beautiful "masterpieces" of reflective thoughts.
I've been "touched" by each one.
Thank you for your kind words. Life is a mystery to me and that's for sure!
June VanDerMark

White Rock, Canada

#20 Mar 30, 2007
And yet another of my daughter's poems..........

The Hands of Time

The faithful healing hands of Time
Shall cleanse the soul and ease the mind
Of hurts imposed on darkest days
Reflections of life’s cruelest ways

While passing through the raging storm
With mind so weary, heart so torn
N’er forsake the Chosen Path
To perish there ‘neath life’s full wrath

When strength to perservere, there’s not
With futile grasp, for strength you’ve sought
Take solace then, and rest the mind
By placing trust in strength Divine

E’er keep the vision in your mind
The gentle healing power of Time
The wounded heart shall cease to ache
And peace of mind lies in the wake

“LIFE is Precious”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#21 Mar 30, 2007
June VanDerMark wrote:
And yet another of my daughter's poems..........
The Hands of Time
The faithful healing hands of Time
Shall cleanse the soul and ease the mind
Of hurts imposed on darkest days
Reflections of life’s cruelest ways
While passing through the raging storm
With mind so weary, heart so torn
N’er forsake the Chosen Path
To perish there ‘neath life’s full wrath
When strength to perservere, there’s not
With futile grasp, for strength you’ve sought
Take solace then, and rest the mind
By placing trust in strength Divine
E’er keep the vision in your mind
The gentle healing power of Time
The wounded heart shall cease to ache
And peace of mind lies in the wake
Yet another GEM.

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