FAREWELL AND SO LONG...

FOR YOU... YOUR FAVORITE SONG, MY BELOVED BROTHER
Here just to wish you well and all the very best! Oh, yesss!
Granny Kari
The White Orchid called "La Monja Blanca"... The White Nun.

Hello there, my Friend!

Thank you for visiting!

Not easy... most of us have said Goodbye to someone... Forever... not really wanting to do so... even so we do... and must. Sometimes however, others choose to say Goodbye... to everyone and everything... certain our lives are our own... but are they really...?

 

March 1987...

 

 GOODBYES…
I never kissed your lips… or closed your eyes,
Refusing to whisper any gentle goodbyes.
Never done when my beloved Brother so dies...
The phone rang and a man simply said:
”Hello… I’m afraid your brother is dead.”
Professional, again kind humanity evaded me,
But shock and despair were instantly there.
Already dead, a silent body had to wait,
For a funeral two weeks too late…
Pink roses on a closed coffin,
So white in the dark night…
Why not goodbye…?
In heartbreaking sorrow bowing my head,
It was my screaming soul that cried instead:
“Why…? Oh, why are you dead?
Instead of such tragedy,
Why…? Oh, why didn’t you talk to me?

Where are you now? Where did you go?
Alone, there’s no one left… I miss you so!
Always an adventurous Viking, tall and strong,
What went wrong…?”
Now without a home… the world I shall roam,
Belonging here and there… not anywhere,
Different… just a stranger from far away…
Many will smile and say.
Needless to tell a white orchid my last farewell,
So it shall be… making no difference to me,
My brethren now Humanity.
And knowing what I know,
Brother, I could have told you so,
Riches never gold…
The greatest treasure is Love… billions fold.

 

March 1989

 

Today, I could cry,

Not saying Goodbye,

And never said long since...

Farewell and So Long, Sweet Prince.



Copyright©1992 Kari M. Knutsen

 

Long since... in 1989...  losing my only Brother...The irony of being told 2 monhs later by doctors I had cancer and 6 months to live at the most is enormous, of course. Even so, needed and convinced I had much to live for, I'm still here and smiling, infinitely grateful to be alive. All THAT and more... happened 25 years ago. Oh, yesss! And now a Granny of 8 Wonderful and Amazing Darlings, a happy and grateful soul, I am even having the time of my Life writing a Novel and Poetry. Do you think... even though if not always... Happiness is a state of mind we can choose?

Do tell me, I would like to know what you think, my Friend.

Thank you!

 

SMILE AND MAKE OTHERS SMILE, FEELING GOOD IF ONLY FOR A SECOND! HAPPINESS IS WITHIN ALL OF US.  

WE JUST HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT. LIFE IS PRECIOUS AND TOO SHORT NOT TO.

TRUE.

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Dee Hood | Reply 23.02.2017 17.10

Beautifully written....
Lost my twin, so I feel your pain.
You are a beautiful soul.
Thank you.

Rodolfo DS Cabael | Reply 05.01.2017 13.01

Click here to write your message@Kari! My dear friend. I am proud and humbled to have known you. In sum, I found you as a well-traveled person in "Body", "Mind" & "Soul".

You experienced living in exciting
places in the world, roughly, 70%.
Rubbing shoul

Diana | Reply 18.09.2015 05.48

Kari, this is a delicate, sad read...I offer you my sympathy as losing your brother must have been a tremendous pain for your heart to bear..

Fred Jinkins - Happy Old Artist | Reply 25.02.2015 15.23

Saying farewell is never easy. I don't like goodbyes. It is better to just say "until the next time" or "see you later". I like "Viya con Dios."

Emily Bilman | Reply 22.10.2014 20.18

Your blog is very sensitive and emotionally strong. Enjoyed reading your poetry.
Best Regards, Emily Bilman

Bren Woodford | Reply 20.10.2014 15.58

This is very moving tribute. Beautiful poem. You have a way with words. And you survived Cancer! So great.

Mike Billington | Reply 20.10.2014 14.22

Very nice... you write from the heart and that's the best place to write from

Björn | Reply 20.10.2014 13.31

A long time since I visited here.. I would find it devastating not being able to day goodbye I'm glad you made it through. Perspective changes with time.

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Beautifully written....
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Rubbing shoul

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