Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another Christmas

Christmas 2010
Another Christmas
           ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

Another Christmas is rolling around
My first Christmas without you.
All through the house, there is no sound
   Of reminiscing and laughter with you.

Sometimes, I hear you call my name
As if everything would be the same
   As it was before God took you.

I have your memories I own
But without your warm touch
   All are as cold as stone.

I'll keep you deep within my heart
Even though death, did us part
Until I join with you
When my life, too, is through.
At Daughter Christine's house Dec. 21st 2011

Friday, November 23, 2012

Condolences for a Special Aunt

One of my neighbors lost his favorite Aunt and I immediately made a home made card with a cross on it and wrote the following poem....

I will never forget you
         ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

Loss of a Special Aunt

I will never forget you and
Your wonderful smile,
The way you really listened 
When we would talk awhile.

You were the dearest Aunt
Anyone ever had
And though right now
I am feeling so bad,
   I rejoice that you are in Heaven.

Thanking you for the memories
Of past good times in reverie
  I will forever keep you here in my heart….

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Thanksgiving 2012 

    by Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart ©

The Holidays are coming up
We will miss your wearing the 
  Turkey net
Upon your lovable, white head.
You always made us smile and 
While we were cooking the  
  festive spread.

It's the first Thanksgiving 

  without you
I really kind of dread
   a holiday without you

You added so much with the things you did and said.

I miss you more each day it seems

This is not how we dreamed our dreams
Of growing old together.

I know you are now with our Lord

But still I miss your Graces at every meal
   your every word
That you said to me in the beautiful
  Greeting cards.

I recall the strength and warmth 

   of holding your hand
And I will forever wear our Wedding bands
Until we meet again in Beulah Land...

I look at photos of your happy face

Your smiles follow me every place
In frames around the rooms.

I am thankful for the Love we shared

For fifty two wonderful years.
And though I am shedding "miss you" tears
I know a Guardian Angel now appears
   calming all of my fears.
I love you Bill... ♥

Friday, November 9, 2012


Winter has arrived...
Inspired by the first frost on the shed roof.
November 9, 2012

Winter arrived
   by Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

Winter arrived, there is frost 
   on the shed roof                      
The thermometer says thirty-six
  That is always the proof
That Winter has arrived.

The squirrels forage in my back yard
     If I throw them some nuts
They bury them in the hard
    cold ground.

I now need a coat to walk the dog
    Sometimes in a cold wet fog

That the Winter sun will take away
   As we walk swiftly along the way
So early in the morning.

In my mind I walk with Bill
Knowing he is gone, but still...
 He walks within my heart.
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The pansies in my flower box on the shed do not mind the cold at all.  They continue to bloom despite the cold and are known for being hearty.  The wind ribbon was made by my Daughter Barbara and I love watching the vibrant colors blow in the breeze from my window.

My inspiration for my poem starts out on a scrap of paper and any handy pen.  And my little companion, Lilly snuggles on my lap in the chill of the morning.

God is good, all is well.

Thank you for coming and do visit again soon and comment please...

My poetic heart to yours...