Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gone From My Sight...

I thank all of you for your kind thoughts, concerns and prayers for my Mom and I at this difficult time. My father, Rollin Todd Kingsley, 59, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 4:30 p.m. He was surrounded by family and friends when he opened his eyes and took one last breath. He was an amazing father and husband and son. He will always live on in me.

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads his white
sails to the morning breeze and starts
for the blue ocean.

He is an object of beauty and strength
I stand and watch him until at length
he hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come
to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says;
"There, he is gone!"

"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all.
He is just as large in mast and hull
and spar as he was when he left my side
and he is just as able to bear his
load of living freight to his destined port.
His diminished size is in me, not him.

And just at the moment when someone
at my side says, "There, he is gone!"
There are other eyes watching his coming,
and other, voices ready to take up the glad
"Here he comes!"

1 comment:

BeautyChick101 said...

Kyle, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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