This is a poem/song I wrote about the first meeting of my parents, their life together on earth, and their lives together through eternity. My son created the music. Wrote this 4/29/05 from my daddy's perspective.




The Ballad Of Amos and Daisy

I first saw your face in a cradle small.
I didn't know the meaning of it all

because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity.

The years passed; we both grew.
I looked at you and then I knew
a girl like you was meant for me.
God carved our names into a tree

because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity.

A promise was made; our home was begun.
The children came one by one.
The roses grew with thorns by their side.
Our love endured; staying alive

because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity.

We struggled each day, making ends meet.
The babies still came, each one so sweet.
Our family grew as our faces did age.
Our bodies changed with each turning page

because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity.

The book of our life grew everyday.
The words written down paving the way
to our passing from life through death's door,
each at our time, you went before

because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity.

I stayed her awhile longing for you.
My desire finally came when I went home too...

~~~~~~~

I first saw your face surrounded by light.
You reached for my hand; our future is bright

because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity.

kathy lockhart
5/27/06


They were married 69 years and had 9 children, 29 grandchildren, more than 30 greatgrands, and great greats are coming at a rapid pace. Amos H. Lockhart was 94 years old when he died March 2002 and Daisy B. Lockhart was 85 when she died December 1999. I was priviledged to be their daughter and to be there at both of their passings. I will see them again.





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2006-05-27 at 15:45

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lastromantichero
Katherine i missed this poem the first time around and i feel i was the poorer until now for not seeing it it is a beautiful poem of your childhood and your parents well done xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxylk ly
2008-02-01


Teala
What a beautiful tribute to your parents. Wow..69 years, that is one of the longest I have heard. What a joy that must have been being together so long--and now an eternity in heaven, with no worries of any kind, just pure love. BRAVO!
2007-01-10


Amanda Manmohan
Kathy... this poem was amazing! It gave me chills! I especially love the verse you repeated:

"because....
you were just you and I was just me.
We're passing through eternity.
We're passing through eternity."

It was brilliant, and your parents were lucky to have such a wonderful daughter. This was beautiful :)
2006-05-27


Christian Ward
a lovely song with such endearing language
2006-05-27


Malin Johansson
A very sweet and pure dedication to your parents love...

A love for eternity:))

Well done Kathy...

Rgds
2006-05-27