Norah Tunney

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A Beautiful Benediction - Poem by Norah Tunney

The nearest thing
to god for me
is the love of my mother
and father
two of the biggest hearts
and gentlest spirits I know.

In my childhood
they lit a candle in my soul,
an unshakable trust in life,
a flame
no storm can blow out.

Their love is a lighthouse
in the dark midst of my life,
the wings
that carry me through,
a beautiful benediction blessing all my days.

Topic(s) of this poem: father, life, love, mother

Form: Free Verse

Comments about A Beautiful Benediction by Norah Tunney

  • (7/4/2017 5:49:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem that shines with the love for your parents. And a lovely picture of your folks, you are very lucky. (Report)Reply

    Norah Tunney(7/21/2017 7:22:00 PM)

    I count my blessings Simone though my beloved Dad passed.

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  • (4/22/2016 4:09:00 PM)

    Norah... this could be the most moving poem I've read either on Poem
    Hunter or ever. I was lucky to have two wonderful parents. My mother was a
    practical joker and always smiling. My father was more dour but very patient and
    learned and his large library was full of treasures which I devoured greedily. Mostly I
    remember our weekend trips to Silverdale (on Morecambe Bay) probably the prettiest
    village in England. We went most weekends sometimes Sat & Sun. your parents' faces
    shine with love. Lighthouses indeed.
    Love and sweet dreams

    Norah Tunney(4/22/2016 4:23:00 PM)

    Sweet dreams, what a wonderful combination of parents you had Tom extrovert and introvert, fun loving and bookish. Your childhood sounds like a happy one also. The large library sounds amazing. What a gift! ! ! Thank you

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  • Leah Ross (4/22/2016 4:01:00 PM)

    very lovely a beautiful tribute (Report)Reply

    Norah Tunney(4/22/2016 4:05:00 PM)

    Thanks Leah

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  • Barry Middleton (4/22/2016 2:20:00 PM)

    Wonderful to have had good parents. My mother was awesome. Father - not so much! I loved them both and miss them. (Report)Reply

    Norah Tunney(4/22/2016 4:04:00 PM)

    I was closer to my father Barry, he loved nature and poetry and was a very contemplative person

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/22/2016 1:45:00 PM)

    A beautiful tribute. I am sure they are both very proud of their daughter (Report)Reply

    Norah Tunney(4/22/2016 1:53:00 PM)

    Thanks Kelly

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 22, 2016

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