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In My Life – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #48

It’s officially Friday as the midnight bell has rung. Took me a while to get this right. I love Crispina‘s challenge and had planned on writing something else once I got home from work. But just before I started my car, I was going to write some nonsense on Facebook when I saw a post from my friend, Linsey. I had to change my plans.

In My Life

The sky was showing off with gusto

Pinks and purples, peaches and blues all swirling about

Leaving me wondering who she was trying to impress

Still dazzled, I read the sad news

And was brought up short

My friend’s husband had passed

His soul has crossed over the bridge as they say

His time of suffering is blessedly over

Leaving behind his loved ones as relieved as they are sad

I never met the man but it matters not

He made my TFAY* happy and that is all I need to know


It was you, Tim, painting the sky so brilliantly

All the while

Making that bridge glow a golden yellow, reflecting your light


You may be gone but as John said “In My Life”:

I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I’ll love you more

As those who loved you will do for you

Rest in peace, Tim

Tim and Linsey

*TFAY – Twin From Another Year


59 thoughts on “In My Life – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #48

  1. Dale, you’ve done it again, and spectacularly. Sorry to hear about your friend’s husband, but I do like the way you’ve very cleverly worked it into this prompt. As to your answering photo… I love that bridge. Taken at around the VP, it’s excellent. πŸ™‚

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  2. Dear Dale,

    Such a lovely tribute to your friend and her husband. Nobody does these better. And it just so happens that of all the Beatles songs (and I do pretty much know them all) In My Life is my favorite Beatles song.

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you, so much. I just felt the need to send her some love all the way to Johannesburg.
      It is a gorgeous song.

      Shalom and lotsa love,



  3. Q,

    Sorry to hear about your friend’s loss. It seems the bridge never stops working, taking stories from this side to the next. You wove the pic with the song with the sentiments into a wonderful tribute that speaks to life and death in equal pacing; with appreciation for the former and a sober testament of the latter.

    Peace and love,


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  4. How beautiful and how touching and how real – thank you Dale, for this tribute to your friend’s husband, now across the bridge and yet still, as you so elegantly illustrated, very much in hearts and minds.
    I hope she finds comfort.
    I’m so sorry for her loss.
    And for all the many losses, so many of them in what truly feels to be before one’s time.

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