In Memory of Lonnie Lowell Milstead, my beloved brother, who left us on February 20th for a better world. I miss you.


Escape lies in darkness, a street with no name

Where edges are softened and work not the same

Where time does not limit and words never fail

Where friends, ever present, forever prevail.

Such darkness is light at the end of my way

Illumination, glowing through clouds of gray

Beckoning so gently through tunnels of pain

New life is promised though no life remains.

Then weariness, which held me, gives way to hope

For just one glimpse of the eternal scope

And as I press toward the light forgetting all pain

I emerge from my chrysalis, whole again.

Marie Hunter Atwood

10 thoughts on “Eternity

  1. Sorry to hear of your loss. This is a beautiful piece.

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    1. Thank you for you note. I am so grateful that my words have touched you.

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  2. Musings of a Messy Mind ~ Teresa Dodd

    I think this writing it totally inspired! Oh how we who are left behind miss those gone before us! But the eternal beckons! I have no fear of what is ahead because I know what has been promised and I trust the One who made that oath! I love you momma! Happy Birthday to the best mom in the whole world! I love you with all my heart!💗💐


  3. I’m so sadden by your loss. My sincere condolences to you and yours. These are wonderful words to honor him. ❤️


  4. Sorry for your earthly loss but he is home in his true body in the light of true life.


    1. You are so right Syl, but it doesn’t always help immediately. HE was approaching his 90th birthday and was in severe pain, so I know that it was what was best for him.

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      1. There is no time table for grief and we know He is not suffering anymore.



    Beautifully written! One of your best and my favorite of all your poems. Love you! I’ll see you soon. -Love, Angela


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  7. Angela thank you my sweet girl for that reply. It has crushed me and yet I know it was best for him. They may be getting you on the record as a member of Word Press as they just asked if a do not reply was a new member and i said yes. I was so lost about finding your reply. IT took three different looks. I would say if that is what happened don;t use the do not reply. Is it that you still aren’t receiving it on your network. I need to hear from you girls. It really is hard when you can’t reach me. Love you lots and looking forward to your visit. Mom


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