Thursday, January 23, 2020

Angels are Real: Remembering Paul Bourassa

A Celebration of Life for Paul Bourassa will be held at Lupita's Restaurant in Barra Friday, January 24,  at 3:00pm.

Happiness is…..
Knowing that life IS eternal
Souls, set free, fly away
And find those they’ve lost
Temporarily…..

I once thought life
Was a temporary state
But now have found joy
In knowing it goes on FOREVER
Love survives…..

On Earth…..
We strive, and work, and love
And suffer and grieve
But once freed from bodily form
Fly like angels…….

I am content
The fear has left me
I was once sad that I’d miss
All those Ive loved , will love yet
But, now I know……

Angels are real
I will take my gossamer wings
And dance on the clouds
In joy, everyone is with me
Forever and ever. Amen


— Liz Parkin


Liz Parkin is a mother and grandmother extraordinaire. She is also an artist, writer, activist/shit-disturber, peacemaker, community volunteer, friend, dancer, survivor of domestic assault, Amazon warrior and fearless with the help of her friends. Liz writes poetry and paints acrylics of and in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco as well as on Vancouver Island in British Columbia where she has lived most of her life.

Her art and poetry appear in Last Call: Poems, Stories and Art from the Costalegre (2015). Liz has a joint art exhibition planned in the new year in Barra de Navidad.

Angels are Real was composed this past Christmas Eve. Liz will read this poem at A Celebration of Life for Paul Bourassa. The Celebration will be held at Lupita's Restaurant in Barra Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3:00pm. Please bring a printed photo of Paul to help build a collage of photo memories.

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