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I remember years before her death, my mama would pray, "Lord, take my life." I would try to make her forget her misery by continuing to sing the hymn, "Take My Life and Let it Be." But, she wanted to go...and Jesus let her sleep. Her suffering was too much for her to bear any more. Years after her death...I'd listen to this song by Celine Dion while driving and just cry and cry. She wrote it for her niece who died at 16 from cystic fibrosis....I'm crying now as I'm posting this song...FLY! I will have the translation for you...but NOTHING compares to this...I miss my MAMA! Even so, Come Lord JESUS!

Eileen Manassian Ghali

Poetry Soup is a link if you want to hear the song. You can follow the English translation, but if you speak French....just listen to the words. Perhaps, your eyes will well up. There is so much pain in this world.  So much pain...Why are we content here? If you want a better idea of what illness my mother hand, read my poem, May 17.


Fly, fly little wing
My sweet, my swallow
Go far, go in peace
Let nothing here hold you back
Join the heavens and freedom
Leave us, leave the earth
Leave your unhappy exterior
Change your world.

Fly, fly little sister
Fly my angel, my pain
Leave your body and us
So your suffering finally ends.

Go rejoin the other shore
The one of flowers and laughter
The one you yearned for so much
Your life from childhood

Fly, fly my love
Since what is ours is too burdensome
Since nothing relieves you
Fly to your last journey
Leave your exhausted hours
Fly, you deserve it
Become a breath, become a dove
So you can fly away

Fly, Fly little flame
Fly my angel, my soul
Leave your skin of unhappiness
Go find the light

Paul, my favorite Bible author, has this to say about those who fall asleep...
I Thessalonians 4: 15- According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

I believe I will see her one day!

Copyright © Eileen Manassian

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 3:06:00 PM
    Very good Eileen, brought back memories for me. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 7:13:00 AM
    I believe you will as well. Lovely tribute to your mom, very touching.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Richard....only by HIS grace.
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Eileen, you have written a most magnificent and touching piece of accepting loss. I love the references and above all the poem is full of hope. I would like you to review my poem "Her Requiem"... your thoughts remind me of the peacefulness of death more than the sadness :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I read it before and posted....I read it again and posted...It is truly lovely, my dear! :) Thanks for the visit and your words of wisdom. Hugs
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 9:40:00 PM
    :-(///7/// PD

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, are going through it now. May God comfort your heart. Hugs....
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 7:54:00 PM
    I agree with both the comments Eileen,truly a touching piece.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mustapha....thanks for the visit and for the lovely post.
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 5:06:00 PM
    This is very touching Eileen I will go have a listen to the lyrics thank you and bless your very sensitive heart Nothing but diamonds comes out of it, love xxx

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/6/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope they touch your heart too, Mystic Rose. You are such a wonderful encourager....May God bless your sweet heart.
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 12:03:00 PM
    This was such a touching post my friend! I felt each and every line within this poem, and I sure do appreciate your Bible verses, that was very much appreciated and quite relevant! I haven't heard the song yet but will do so soon! I truly loved reading this superior piece, Great Work!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/5/2013 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow, thanks Russell. You have the gift of encouragement, you know that? :) This brings a smile after my afternoon of crying. Heard the song maybe ten times and just let the torrent go. I feel better. i do believe a day will come when I will see my Mama whole and beautiful! :) God bless!