You are the Twinkle in our Eyes now Dad…


You are our safe haven
sturdy and well anchored
reliable, energetic and adventurous
jolly and enthusiastic about all life
teaching your girls, yes including mum
to care dearly for each other
to stay forever close
come what may

We are the twinkles in your eyes
extensions of a joyful life
scattered far and wide
exploring fortunes of cultures
and variations of weather
discovering new joys
new stories
and passion

You are the greatest Dad
and best friend
who serves and teaches us well
always a story to tell
a voice of depth
loving and kind
gentle and strong
and forever optimistic

Loving each other so very much
makes it so very hard
to imagine life without you
to hear your voice
stories of bygone years
to hear you laugh and say
‘my life and health is 99.9% great’
even to put you in the past tense!

Right up until your last breath
you made life a joyful adventure
enjoying the quietness of home
writing your next article
out making friends
caring for dear ones
always delighted to share
good food, beer and cheer

Now we find ourselves
feeling a little numb, tearful
and heavy hearted
remembering wonderful experiences
remembering we are your two twinkles
who shine forever bright
and know how to live life fully
embracing it all

So we allow ourselves
to feel vulnerable
to feel your presence as ever before
and feel you… so grand,
so Divine and light
now as non-physical Consciousness
You are the twinkle in our eyes
infinitely inseparable

We are honoured
to walk with you further
beyond all time and space
on a new adventure
exploring and discovering
with a new sense of freedom
living life together as a celebration
one of love, joy and unity

Fondest Love,
Your Twinkles ForEver More
©Barbara Franken

My Dad, John Barrie Sheard suddenly and peacefully passed away on 22nd January 2020 (my birthday!) I wanted to publish this poem that I was inspired to write today. I will follow this with a blog post shortly of our farewell celebration we held for him on 30th January with his family and friends.

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Writing to Freedomreply
February 8, 2020 at 18:55

This is a beautiful tribute to your father and enduring love. May he reside in your heart with peace.

Barbara Frankenreply
February 9, 2020 at 10:45
– In reply to: Writing to Freedom

Thankyou Brad for sharing this time with me, I’m breathing through this as best I can, knowing love always wins the day and all is well❤️🥰 much love, Barbara x

Writing to Freedomreply
February 9, 2020 at 18:45
– In reply to: Barbara Franken

You’re most welcome Barbara. Hugs and stuff…

February 8, 2020 at 19:02

I am sorry for your loss, but so glad you had such a wonderful dad!! Those of us with twinkly daddies are surely blessed!! <3

Barbara Frankenreply
February 9, 2020 at 10:47
– In reply to: JanBeek

IAM so blessed and am sure, with the support from all my friends and family this time will be bareable🥰much love, Barbara x

February 9, 2020 at 16:58
– In reply to: Barbara Franken

God bless you!

February 8, 2020 at 20:19

I’m sorry for your loss, Barbara.
This is really a beautiful tribute to your father.

Barbara Frankenreply
February 9, 2020 at 10:48
– In reply to: IreneDesign2011

Thankyou Irene❤️ embracing everything as best I can🥰 much love to you x Barbara x

February 9, 2020 at 11:27
– In reply to: Barbara Franken


Mark Lanesburyreply
February 9, 2020 at 00:15

My heart is with you dear lady, it is a very sad part of life to be separated at the end. But as you have written in your poem, he will be always in your heart and to share another type of journey until you all meet again. He will always be cheering you on, love’s connection does that. Big hugs ❤️ 🙏🏽

Barbara Frankenreply
February 9, 2020 at 10:52
– In reply to: Mark Lanesbury

That’s it, it’s the separation we feel, our heart breaking open… feeling heavy AND I have to trust it is all part of coming into wholeness, feeling love oozing from my core dissolving everything that no longer serves unity consciousness😘So appreciate your support Mark❤️🥰 much love, Barbara x

February 10, 2020 at 06:37

Dear Barbara,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your poetry is beautiful and reflects your understanding of your father’s personality and encompassing spirit. Your love for your dad is evident and may it always hold you close.

love, Linda

Barbara Frankenreply
March 1, 2020 at 16:46
– In reply to: litebeing

Thankyou so much linda for your kind words and resonating with me at this time of great separation! AND then I remember he´ll always be part of consciousness, part of me! and I can smile and know everything is ok. Much love to you x Barbara x

March 2, 2020 at 00:55
– In reply to: Barbara Franken

I know this is a major life change, having gone through it myself and in my work as a therapist. Allow your self to flow with the process, as I suspect you are doing anyway <3

Barbara Frankenreply
March 2, 2020 at 09:55
– In reply to: litebeing

This is my first close death and I didn’t know what it would be like! IAM allowing myself to feel it all… it’s actually quite strange how the Human is so attached to physical life, so I have my cries but am careful not to slide down the emotional roastercoater. It is so easy! Instead I remember to talk to him and ask for him to find a way to connect from beyond when he’s ready❤️ Thanks for your support… flowing is a good target to go through this process😘

February 10, 2020 at 09:58

Beautiful poem xx

Barbara Frankenreply
March 1, 2020 at 16:45
– In reply to: Susan

Susan thank you so much for resonating with me at this time of separation! much love to you x Barbara x

February 10, 2020 at 14:01

I am sorry to hear that your dad has passed.
It sounds like you had a really great and loving connection. That is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem.
Love, Karin

Barbara Frankenreply
March 1, 2020 at 16:44
– In reply to: Karin

Karin so lovely to hear from you… and thankful for your kind words. It’s tough but IAM getting there! Much love to you x Barbara x

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