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You are the Twinkle in our Eyes now Dad…

February 8, 2020

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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14 Comments

  • Reply Writing to Freedom 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.

    • Reply Barbara Franken February 9, 2020 at 10:45

      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

  • Reply JanBeek 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

    • Reply Barbara Franken February 9, 2020 at 10:47

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

  • Reply IreneDesign2011 February 8, 2020 at 20:19

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

  • Reply Mark Lanesbury 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 ❤️ 🙏🏽

    • Reply Barbara Franken February 9, 2020 at 10:52

      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

  • Reply litebeing 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

  • Reply Susan February 10, 2020 at 09:58

    Beautiful poem xx

  • Reply Karin 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

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