The Angel Place in Cyber Space
Poems--The Messenger
Journey of Hearts
A Healing Place in CyberSpaceTM
This poem came to me for Christmas 1997 as an answer to two questions. The first was, "How can I provide some solace and soothing words to a family friend who had lost his wife earlier in the year to cancer, and was now facing his first Christmas without her?" The second was, "How do I help a patient, and the wife of a patient deal with his impending death this Christmas?" The answer to my questions came in the form of this poem "The Messenger." 
"The Messenger" has been shared with several staff members and friends who have recently lost loved ones,  providing solace, along with a few tears. 
The Messenger

From an Angel on high 
a tender message of love was softly whispered into the ear 
of this humble scribe.... 

Weep not for me
now that I have passed.
Remember the laughter, the affection, the joy
not just the recent tears.

Cherish the memories, our hopes and dreams.
Hold fast to the love that we shared.
Be happy with the time we spent together
and being anew.
For I am not really gone,
I am closer than ever before.

As the morning sun rises
and throughout the busy day...I am with you.
Until the setting sun disappears on the horizon
and we watch the day turn into night...I am here.
You may feel a faint breeze
stir round your head, while you slumber
as I gently kiss your forehead, "Good night."
The stars that shine so brightly in my heavenly sky
help me watch over you and keep you from harm.

I am the wind in the trees
and the song of a bird.
I am moonbeams in a midnight sky
and a glorious rainbow after the storm.
I am morning dew
and freshly-fallen snow.
I am a butterfly flying overhead
and a puppy happily at play.
I am a smile on a stranger's face
a gentle touch
a warm embrace.

Listen to the wind for my message of love.
Watch the sun rise and set in the sky with me.
Feel my essence encircle you with warm memories.
Open your heart to know...I am not gone.
Reach deep into your soul...You will find me.

I am here.
Have no fear.
I am with you,

Kirsti (Angel scribe)
Last updated January 30, 1998
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