Papa

Papa

The lapping of the waves,
The music of the stars,
The call of birds and beasts,
Resounding near and far.

Yet what ruled His ears and heart,
So precious to behold,
Strains of sweet affection,
“My father, my papa!”
~ D.F.

Old Dog

Old Dog

From days of spring, to the wintery cold,
Beating faint, a heart of purest gold.
Eyes old, dimming, just one desire warming,
To lay by his master, watch the sun slowly sleeping.
~ D.F.

Sons of Man

Sons of Man

Linked by blood and common plan,
Two, these greatest sons of man*,
The first came forth to till the land,
The Word sown next, The Lord’s own hand.
~ D.F.

*Jesus and his older cousin, John the Baptist:

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“This is the one about whom scripture says: ‘Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, he will prepare your way before you.’

I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”
~ Luke 7:27-28

Pippins

Pippins

Neither hoards of silver or gold,
Or the conquest of peoples and land.
The finest treasure surely to hold,
A walk with my pippins, hand in hand.
~ D.F.

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Pippin: An apple. In this case, my wife and kids who are the apple of my eye 🙂

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

The moment, unattended,
A miracle within the womb.
And where her heart had laboured alone,
Another now finds in her, a home.

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“1n Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”
~ Luke 1:31

Mel (1997-2012)

Mel (1997-2012)

One year on since Our Lord desired you by His side.

In Heaven now and yet with us, in ashes and spirit.

Our guardian angel and first child, how can there ever be another.

Stay with us still, this is your home.

Come, son, it’s time for another walk together.

Love,

Mummy and Daddy