Remember The Wind…

 

(Fly With The Wind KIM)

Yesterday, I found out about the passing of my friend, a prolific writer, and a wonderful poet,  Kimberly Wilhelmina Floria https://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/ and my heart broke into a million pieces. Kim fought a brave battle but has decided to rest. However, she has left us with several words of wisdom. While reading her poignant poem below, I felt a searing pain in my chest thinking of all the times I’ve wasted fighting needless battles, blocking the sun and escaping the breeze.

Three weeks ago I was wheeled out of the operating theatre after an emergency surgery, for a fleeting moment, the thought passed through my mind, ‘what if this is the end?’

All that’s going to change now. To celebrate her life, we need to ponder on now, this moment, we should imprint every memories so that when our time comes, we would have lived!

I think what Kim was trying to say is this:

Folks, enjoy the sun, stop gossiping, a hundred years can pass away in a blink! I really miss you Kim, continue to write for the angels… Adieu old friend.

IF ONLY…

if I could see tomorrow today . . .
I would slow down and notice . . .
what was taken for granted . . .

like dazzling sun risings . . .
drops of dew on spring leaves . . .
laughter roaring in the distant . . .
while tears flow with sorrow . . .

if I could see tomorrow today . . .
I would remember the taste . . .
of the ocean spray . . .
as warm sun’s rays turned to sweat . . .

I would raise my arms above my head . . .
and run and run and remember the wind . . .
gently slapping my face . . .

if I could see tomorrow today . . .
I would imprint my little babies hands on my cheek . . .
I would bottle their scents forever in my memory . . .

I would smile more and cry less . . .
I would live in the moment . . .
forgive the past and wait for the future . . .

if I could see tomorrow today . . .
I would love without judgment . . .
I would love without expectation . . .
I would love yes I would love free . . .

I would not hear gossip . . .
malice wouldn’t exist . . .
negatively would be a waste . . .
a waste of precious time . . .

if only . . .
if only I could see tomorrow today . . .
I would live insanely in joy . . .
every moment invested . . .
happiness and contentment . . .
my valuable stock . . .

my memory would be long . . .
every word spoken . . .
every dream dreamt . . .
every soul I met would have a place . . .
in my recollection today . . .

if I could see tomorrow today . . .
I would slow down . . .
notice the emotions . . .
embrace the moments . . .
each precious one . . .

©Kimberly Wilhelmina Floria 2/15/17

Let’s live well guys, much love!

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25 comments on “Remember The Wind…

  1. Penny L Howe says:

    Reblogged this on The Why About This and commented:
    I rarely reblog, but Seyi’s blog is wonderful and conveys all the love many of us have for Kim. Kim’s poem epitomizes who she was as a human being. All this so well worth sharing. Kimberly you are loved and missed.

  2. danniehill says:

    Quite something to leave behind. Words that live, words that love, words that say goodbye. Kimberly is in my heart now

  3. So beautifully Kimmy, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Sandra. We miss you so much, Kimmy. Rest well. 🙂

  4. Speechless. Can only say…magnificent! Hope you’re feeling better and in good health…and will stay that way. Much Love and Blessings to you.

  5. Ben Naga says:

    May she rest in peace, or (more likely, knowing Kim) be up and about, sound in mind and body, as she always was in spirit, and pursuing 1001 projects to bring light and laughter to all around her

  6. Ben Naga says:

    Reblogged this on Ben Naga and commented:
    In memoriam Kimberly Wilhelmina Floria.

  7. Such a strong poem. writers don’t die because their words live on. I agree with you Seyi, we should live well. I hope to see you soon!
    Cheers,
    Christy Nelson

  8. unclerave says:

    Completely off-topic, but I just noticed the Refi Advertisement for this post looks like Donald Trump! LOL! — YUR

  9. utesmile says:

    What an amazing poem, yes, live well now in the moment we have.

  10. Jewels says:

    Absolutely beautiful! ❤

  11. Al says:

    I hope you are feeling better Seyi.

    I was in the middle of a live stream when I had the message that Kim had passed, and I was stunned. She started following my blog early on and I – hers. I lost touch with her a bit when I left Facebook, and after she dropped off Twitter, my only connection to her was Rosy.

    I was devastated when I heard, and sorrier because I kept thinking “I will email her tomorrow” always tomorrow. 2020 Hindsight vision is impeccable. As is “I wish I had just…”

    She showed what is worth fighting for and fought hard and well. She will be missed. Good night Kim. Sleep the painless sleep with the angels.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks Al, I’m feeling stronger.
      I heard about her passing through her daughter on FB. It hurts really bad because I knew she fought so hard to live. I guess the lesson here for us is that we should live and enjoy every moment with our loved ones, and enjoy our lives too.
      Take care of yourself Al, my warm regards to the children.

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