I’ll See You in My Dreams

When I was young, I walked alone
Or at least that’s what I thought
It was only me, myself, and I
I was well schooled – but never taught

And as I grew, I began to learn
That “me” was really “we”
Not one small step I walked alone
Life’s lessons – I began to see

An outstretched hand, a worried hand
A hand that propped me high
A hand that fed, and clothed, and soothed me
When I failed before I’d try

The more I’ve lived, the more I’ve learned
The richness of our roots
The lessons taught by life alone
Are enough to fill our boots!

Each step I walk, each stone I turn
Reveals another key
And enables me to open doors
To a new eternity

An eternity of souls I take along
I hold them in my heart
They have not gone – they are not lost
Each one does play a part

Now I’m older  – and I can see
They speak without a word
I know the lesson I will teach
For it’s one that I have heard

There is nothing new, in this old world
For time and time again
A hug’s the cure, the fix, the seed
Which inspired the old refrain

I walk upon the shoulders now
Of the giants whom I have known
I’ve loved them, nursed them, listened carefully
And as a person – I have grown

We are so tall, we walk so strong
When we do not walk alone
When we remember the lessons taught
We thought that we had known –

She – and he – and they – are here
Their wisdom speaks to me
I hear their words, I live their lives
Their gifts have set me free

One day, I hope, to walk with them
The silent, mighty team
Those I’ve loved and kissed good-bye
Till then —
I’ll see you in my dreams!

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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15 Responses to I’ll See You in My Dreams

  1. Gwen says:

    My friend, you’ll have a busy few weeks ahead of you if you have all those “giants” visiting you in your dreams. What a lovely prospect.

  2. Judy says:

    Aw, this had me smiling. The love of our parents and those who have been there to prop us up – those lessons we carry on with. It is a beautiful chain, isn’t it?
    Sweet poem and sweet dreams for you, Stacey. 🙂

    • inmycorner says:

      It is a beautiful chain, Judy. Makes us stronger people – not that it’s anything I’d ask for – would rather the flesh and blood – but – well – it’s life. Thanks, Judy.

  3. karen markovic says:

    I love dreams…..sometimes the answers to life come to us in our dreams……as always your words are profound!

  4. I believe we are visited in our dreams. And who wouldn’t want to come and visit you? Beautiful Stacey. Just beautiful.

  5. love this…and you sent me on a little stroll down memory lane:

  6. Tracy says:

    Very touching Stacey. Dreams can be revealing and beautiful xoxo

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