FAREWELL MY LOVE
FAREWELL MY LOVE
Filippo (Philip) Cenicola
April 24, 1929 to Sept 23, 2014
Two heartbeats, echoing each other,
lovers, friends, companions through the years.
Now, one is still, quiet and at rest.
leaving behind one hollow heartbeat
throbbing quite alone.
One soul has shed an earthly body
To go on to whatever lies ahead.
The other still awaits that knowledge
which is never known until
the part that lives on earth is dead.
There is a space where it seems there is no time.
No hours, weeks or years.
A drifting emptiness in which one waits
incapable of feelings or of tears.
Not ready to let go of that which was
Not able to hold on to yesterday
Reaching for tomorrows on a journey
that seems to go astray
in search of heartbeats lost
somewhere along the way.
I am on that journey now.
Was it just today I said farewell my love?
It seems so long ago as time stands still.
That part of you, that essence so divine
will be the better part of me
from now until the end of time.
I will be able to be brave,
Safe by your oceans of love
With a kiss in every wave
All his cards, letters and notes to me he signed
With oceans of love and a kiss in every wave.
and mine were signed
Forever and always,
Your Sunny Joy.
Together through the years
PHIL'S MEMORIAL GARDEN
Sunday, Sept 28th our family got together and planted this small memorial garden. It is in what was my herb garden. It will be moved to a permanent area in what Phil always called his little park about 50 feet from the house. It has become overgrown, so needs to be cleaned up and refined.There are a number of trees Phil planted and we will add some dwarf fruit trees. It will have a walkway, flower beds and benches. We will move the perenial asters, mums and sundial to their permament home on the aniversary weekend of Phil's departure next September.
Yes, we are smiling. Phil is home at last and no longer suffering. For that we are thankfull.
Michael's girl Kelly, Michael, Letisha Philip, Jess, Joy, Jenna, Lou Jess, Joy & Jenna
Anthony & Dane
Anthony & Derrick Dane
To all the staff at the Oxford NY Vets Home who helped in the care of Phil "Popy" Cenicola
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You were and are all wonderfull.