Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monday's Mourning Ministry - The Permanence of Your Absence - Here Comes Goodbye ~Rascal Flatts








Monday's Mourning Ministry


The Permanence of Your Absence


Here Comes Goodbye ~Rascal Flatts






"Which had just brought on a fresh bucket of sobs, both girls going to hell then, beginning to wail and hug each other and shake, mouths wide and oval and slightly skewered in the pantomime of grief Sean had seen time and time again, the moment when...the levee broke and


the permanence of the victim's absence truly hit home.


Times like that, there was nothing you could do but watch or leave."


~Dennis LeHane, Mystic River





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The Permanence of Your Absence




The family's together watching a comedy routine,

In the warmth of the company, we laugh till we cry

At comedians you laughed at in the very same scene,

But you're not here with us ~ O why baby why?



Each moment together, now there's a hole:

A presence is missing, an invaluable soul.



We've cancelled Christmas gatherings, birthdays too;

Our family's not a "family" without the presence of you.

After 4 1/2 years, it's beginning to sink in,

The permanence of your absence ~ you're "gone with the wind."



You wanted to be a comedian when you grew up:

You loved to crack us up ~ we laughed till we cried

At some of your antics since you were a wee pup...

You still leave us crying, but we're dying inside:

Our hearts broke apart on the day that you died.



Each moment together, there's a gaping hole

Until we reach Heaven, we'll no longer be whole;

Each moment together, now there's a hole,

Your presence is missing, sweet invaluable soul.



But sweet baby girl, God says you're nearby

In His cloud of witnesses who watch from the sky.

Please hover over, we need you nearby,

And bear with us baby as you live ~ yet we cry...

And your presence is with us through each mournful sigh...

May God send His comfort...that you live while we die...



Each moment together, now there's a hole:

Your presence is missing, sweet invaluable soul...





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Rascal Flatts was one of Merry Katherine's favorite country music groups, which makes the following music even more poignant than it already would be for me. Be sure to watch this video to the very end for a sweet surprise.







Here Comes Goodbye


Rascal Flatts



Written By: Chris Sligh, Clint Lagerberg



I can hear the truck tires coming up the gravel road
And it’s not like her to drive that slow, nothings on the radio
Footsteps on the front porch, I hear my doorbell
She usually comes right in, now I can tell



Here comes goodbye, here comes the last time
Here comes the start of every sleepless night
The first of every tear I’m gonna cry
Here comes the pain, Here comes me wishing things had never changed
She was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye



I can hear her say I love you like it was yesterday
And I can see it written on her face that she had never felt this way
One day I thought I’d see her with her daddy by her side
And violins would play here comes the bride


But here comes goodbye, here comes the last time
Here comes the start of every sleepless night,
The first of every tear I’m gonna cry
Here comes the pain, Here comes me wishing things had never changed
She was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye



Why's it have to go from to good to gone?
Before the lights turn on, yeah and you’re left alone
All alone, but here comes goodbye



Oh-oh-oh-oh-ohh


Here comes goodbye, here comes the last time
Here comes the start of every sleepless night
The first of every tear I’m gonna cry
Here comes the pain, Here comes me wishing things had never changed
She was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye












Picture thanks to FotoSearch.com

Poem - The Permanence of Your Absence" - Angie Bennett Prince - 3/5/2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uq3nI11w4g&feature=related


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1 comment:

Tenzin Dasal (Tibetan Name) said...

Hi Angie,
I just wanted to thank you for an inspiring piece of work and I am so sorry for your loss.I really enjoyed reading your blog which I came upon whilst looking for people with similar interests. The grieving process is complicated isn't it? I lost my partner in 2005 as a result of murder so although this is very different from the loss of a child, I can identify with your feeling of emptiness. Your daughter is beautiful.
At present I am working as a spiritual life coach supporting those in trauma and loss after murder or manslaughter. My work is from a spiritual perspective to support and guide through the grieving process.
I really enjoyed your work and would love to follow your blog. I hope you will check mine out.

Take care

Tenzin Dasal.

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