Poem on the Passing of My Wife

Laura Thompson, 1952-2019

by Jon Rappoport

March 21, 2019

Did a great Nothing swallow you whole, my darling?

Have you gone to ashes, buried next to the walnut tree in New Jersey, in the back yard of your family?

Is the same swelling of the legs that immobilized you creeping up my body?

I sat on our front porch smoking a cigarette looking at the wild cherry tree full of pink buds—this is your spring coming on in the hills of Carolina.

Were you a collection of elements driven by unknown forces? Have you gone back to the beginning? What beginning?

This is not my season for reassurances.

I don’t rest in full knowledge that your essence is still whole somewhere brimming.

Spring is relentless in the hills around our home—fat cardinals are building a nest near an upstairs window. Is that you orchestrating a message? I’m told I need to drink more water and stop eating salt, when all I want is salt.

I wasn’t with you at the clinic when you died. I’m told a nurse was combing your hair and singing to you when you stopped breathing, when you’d had enough suffering. You had many plans—the house is full of your things. I think a stray thought and by habit it refers to you. This is not the season for reassurances. This is not the time for a life without you. Are you in some cottage by the sea waiting for us?

In a week or so our wild cherry tree will be spilling with white flowers from every branch. Will you be there? For me, yes. Our house is surrounded by high deep forest. Hundreds of trees. As a boy, trees were my first love. You are my second—and much greater love. My darling.

(Second Poem here.)

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

146 comments on “Poem on the Passing of My Wife

  1. teddi@hush.com says:

    Thank you for sharing, its not words. It is.

  2. bcoia says:

    That is very beautiful, Jon. You actually put tears in my eyes. God Bless that you retain your true Love for your wife and that you meet again on the other side, whenever that might be. Or, I suppose, that her spirit remains with you in your walking path and always. I don’t know you Jon, I am just an avid fan and only felt compelled to write and offer my condolences.

    Brian Coia


  3. Aron says:

    What a beautiful poem. The love that beams through it is blinding.

    My condolences from an internet friend.

  4. Levi Genes says:

    Do rest in full knowledge that her essence is still whole somewhere brimming.

    I’ve been privileged to witness such a somewhere, Jon, most assuredly.

    So, do rest easy, ..yet, condolences for your loss in her passing.

    Cheers, and thanks for reminding me of my great fortune.

  5. Pam Vernon says:

    Condolences from an admirer of your great work. The poem is beautiful & brought a tear. Be strong.

  6. swo8 says:

    Sorry for your loss, Jon.

  7. M Write says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife. Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.

  8. Allison says:

    Dear Jon. Thank you for sharing this love poem honoring a truly remarkable person. Love such as this is forever enduring, this I know. I have written a tender letter of love to myself. I was truly surprised when writing it. Such a remarkable idea and gift that Dr. Laura offered the world. A tender mercy. With deep condolences and admiration Jon. Thank you and thank you Dr. Laura for your gifts to this world.

  9. Jon, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful poem about the transition of your beautiful wife from this earth plane. Her essence remains with you for all time until you merge once again somewhere in time….or beyond time and space.

  10. Michael Edwards says:

    Beautiful poem Jon, but so sorry to hear about this. Thank you for all that you continue to do. All the best from Activist Post…

  11. joyce says:

    So sorry for your loss Jon. Lovely poem. Take care of you and Miss Her.

  12. Dolores S. Fort says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like to lose the love of your life. We had been married almost 51 years when his time came up. I do know that we will be together again and that is what I cling to, even though there is a great emptiness in my heart. My deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers for your comfort, peace, and strength.

  13. Condolences for the untimely loss of your dear wife.

  14. John Michael Perseo says:

    I’m very sorry, Jon. My heart goes out to you. May your lovely, from-the-heart poem be “reassurance” that Laura felt it and is forever with you. Today I weep for my hero, Jon.

  15. Cat from Kansas says:

    Thank you for sharing your loss. I think we need to all talk more about death and dying. It will take us all, and yet so many act as if we are going to live forever. God bless your wife, Jon. I do hope you have support of family and friends as you deal with your beloved wife’s death. Do let others take care of you as you took care of your wife. God bless.

  16. Conservative Detective, JEFFREY A. FRIEDBERG says:

    Jon, I was overwhelmed by your poem and great Love for Laura…There is nothing more I can say. I am marking her life and Passing.

  17. Mary says:

    Your beautiful poem to your beloved was so touching that I got goosebumps. How fortunate you are that you had a wife that fills you with such beautiful inspiration and memories! If you were in front of me, I would give you the tightest hug and I know your wife would be smiling that so many people appreciate you. She is having a wonderful time out there. I am sure she wants you to be happy for her.

  18. Pat Haley says:

    My most sincere condolences. Thank you for the beauty.

  19. Ian Grindey says:

    That’s lovely Jon. My condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.

  20. Jeff Luhrs says:

    Jon, my deepest condolences on the passing of your wife. A beautiful poem, your love very much shined through.

  21. Lesha Martin says:

    Jon – I know there are no words….I only know I grieve with you. Losing you soulmate and the love of your life leaves a void no-thing can fill. You will find her once again – everywhere…..May peace shine it’s face upon you….until you are again soul to soul….my Friend…..????

  22. don w says:

    Jon, so sorry for the loss of your beloved wife. LOVELY poem. I too lost some one very dear to me two years ago (already!). She too, is in everything and everywhere.The chatter of the redwings in the marsh in the spring, the bald eagles she so loved, the spring equinox, the great sweep of orion across the southern skies. Take care. Words can’t express. It does get easier.

  23. Patricia Braunschweiler says:

    The pain at the loss of your wife is felt with every word of this poem. Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts. With deep sympathy, I wish you strength at this most difficult time.

  24. tom says:

    Keep her in mind with all you do and you will continue to dream together – until you meet again!

    My condolences Mr. Rappoport.

  25. paschn5167 says:

    You have my sympathy, Mr. Rappaport.

    As we advance down that dark path, we wonder which will be worse;
    Living w/o someone we’ve spent 50 years with

    Or worrying about them being w/o us.

    Were it that we could be ruled by hearts as human….

  26. Sean Garrisson says:

    My condolences Jon.

  27. Jamie says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, a quite remarkable woman in her own right. So many of the good have left us recently, it’s worrisome as it seems when our generation are all gone in many ways so goes the Republic we were raised in and loved.

  28. Oh life. So beautiful, so painful. I am with you my friend. My most sincere condolences. Just another internet fan but your poem brought me to tears. The wondering is the hardest. I believe. She is happier now, except that she worries about you. Please be strong.

  29. Jack says:

    A most beautiful poem Jon. You two will always be together. My condolences and deepest sympathy. The world needs more individuals like both of you.

  30. chemfreemom says:

    I’m sorry, Jon. Your poem made me cry, just a beautiful example of true love.

  31. TracyJane says:

    Dear Jon, thank you for sharing this beautiful poem and your depth of feeling with your readers from around the world. I am very sorry to hear of your loss, and send peace, love and good wishes across the ocean from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Kia kaha, kia ora, aroha nui.

  32. Ultrawoman says:

    That’s lovely Jon. My condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.

  33. Trevor Stoltenberg says:

    Sorry for your loss, Jon. Your poem is touching. God bless – Trevor

  34. Karen A Pelosi says:

    I am so very sorry, Jon, for the death of your wife. She was so young. I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for everything you and your wife have done, for the good of others, all your lives. We do need more selfless people like you and your wife in this world. Stay strong in your journey. It isn’t easy….

  35. olavleivar says:

    ‘Much doth it task me
    My tongue to move,
    Through my throat to utter
    The breath of song.
    Poesy, prize of Odin,
    Promise now I may not,
    A draught drawn not lightly
    From deep thought’s dwelling.

    ‘Forth it flows but hardly;
    For within my breast
    Heaving sobbing stifles
    Hindered stream of song
    Blessed boon to mortals
    Brought from Odin’s kin,
    Goodly treasure, stolen
    From Giant-land of yore.


  36. zeus8bk91 says:

    My condolences from an internet friend.

    • The Traveler says:

      “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”

      Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

  37. JoAnn Dolberg says:

    Sad to hear that this part of you has left…but only for a time.

  38. John says:

    Jon it so sucks. You are still here because of unfinished work, find those things. Seek others who have lost loved ones, we know how much it hurts, it helps. She may visit you, my dearest does, be open to it. Know she is waiting for you and soon enough you will see her. Much love to you.

  39. Joyce Martino says:

    I have shared this with many who have left us.


  40. middleway says:

    The material realm is our separation, suffering and pain; An opportunity presents itself to drown in the tides of love.
    For Laura and Jon:

  41. She will be old one day and I will not be here to love her …
    Jon, you’re a friend, somehow the father I’d like to have,
    thank you

    Pierre from Bordeaux

  42. Diane Shears says:

    I send my condolences, Jon. Your poem moved me deeply. Thanks for all you do. Take care.

  43. Brigitta waller says:

    A beautiful poem written with so much heart. A widow myself, I understand and feel for you. My thoughts are with you.
    Light and Love

  44. Daniel Brett says:

    My condolences ????

  45. Sarah Davila says:

    Jon, my heart goes out to you at this time. When my son went to Heaven many years ago, at the age of 8, what kept me going was knowing that what was unseen was, and is, more real than what is seen. We each have a time here to do the work we were created to do. Then we are called Home, to our real Home. I have prayed for you in the past, in gratitude for your inspiring articles that have helped me so much to defend my position as an anti-vaxxer, I will continue to pray for you, that you may find the Peace of Jesus, Who said, “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” My son, since his passing, has made his presence very real to our family and to many others. My dear mother, who passed to the other side at age 94, saw Jesus many times in her last days on earth, and was filled with peace and joy. She would look beyond her bed and exclaim, “It is so beautiful! ” May The Lord let you feel your dear wife’s presence, and may you realize she is in the loving arms of One Whose very essence is LOVE. May His Love give you Peace.

  46. floridaborne says:

    It’s like half of you is torn away, and the part that’s left is limping through each day. There comes a time when the pain no longer consumes you, but the remembrance never leaves.

  47. Ri-chard says:

    May our Father Creator in heaven bless you Jon and may your thoughts remain with the Tree of Life.

  48. On Your Loved One’s “Graduation”

    While others have left us
    And gone on before
    We still have to stay here
    A little bit more
    To finish those things
    That We came here to do
    And, to go on with Life
    For a moment or two!

    Yes! We’ll miss them,
    And long
    For the way
    Things have been,
    But, We’ll also allow
    Their New Life to begin
    In another bright place
    With surroundings sublime
    While We slog it out here
    In dimensions of Time!

    Vanessa Conaway Pace, Author
    Kaleidoscope Series: Life’s Meaningful Reflections

  49. alice says:

    Jon: deepest sympathy to you…thank you for sharing with us, and thank you for your continuing intellectual and emotional integrity. Such a true love you shared.

  50. Not So Free says:

    Thank you for this, and condolences.

  51. NK says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing and sorry for your unfathomable loss.

  52. Janet Morris says:

    My heart goes out to you ????

  53. David Bartram says:

    Condolences to you.

  54. judgingjudi says:

    I am so sorry to hear the news of the passing for your wife. Take care of yourself. Sincerely, judi

  55. Von E. Ives says:

    I am 81 yrs. now and never had a wife.   I never found one that wanted me and vice-versa, so  eventually just abandoned the idea. Sort of like the story of the spider swinging in a gusty wind  on a  web-string hanging  from a limb next to a window sill with a spider friend already on the sill encouraging him to keep swinging to make it up to the sill.  Finally a gust of wind blew just right so it could and did make it up to the sill.  His friend said, see – I told you if you kept trying you could make it!  The other spider retorted, yeah – but I would look like a damned fool if I kept on swinging and it was impossible to make it!  A coin always has two sides.

    I am sorry for the sorrow of your loss.  I can only try to imagine what that must be like and  that my imagination won’t even come close.  Just cherish the memories.  That is about all we all have left  when we become old.


  56. Betty Jones says:

    Oh, Jon, I am so sorry to hear that Laura has died. Your poem on her passing is beautiful. Thank you for writing it. I’m sure she knew she was loved. Please take care fo yourself and keep writing. We need you!

  57. Teresa Bacon says:

    A beautiful Poem Jon, my Condolences and Sympathy to you and your family and friends.

  58. Owen says:

    You have imparted spiritual strength to many with your profound insight and wisdom over the years. Let us strengthen you with our thoughts and condolences now. Be strong. Feel your loss deeply. Celebrate her life gratefully—her unique life on the endless road of her soul’s innumerable incarnations. Thank you for your liberating work that has delivered me from the lies of limitation. Keep on writing. Keep on painting….

  59. Greg C. says:

    Such a profound loss. I had no answers either, when I lost my wife less than 2 years ago. Imponderables – where have you gone? So much meaning was built around her, and reconstructing it was no trivial task. Jon, your writing on imagination helped me to re-imagine my life and make a new beginning. As that happened, I also found my mind revisiting every significant memory and gaining totally unexpected insights from them. Move forward, Jon, into that dark forest where chaos and meaningless lurks, with the light of imagination within as your guide.

  60. Greg says:

    Sorry to hear of your wife’s passing sir. May you find the comfort and peace that only God can give.

  61. Karen says:

    My prayers and condolences, Jon. Peace and love be with you in your time of sorrow and reflection. You are so generous and brave to share your beautiful grief with your readers who, you understand, care about you deeply. You are a teacher after all. God bless you.

  62. jerry cooper says:

    Hey bud. I’m a young conservative and I’ve been getting your emails for a few years and consider them some quality reading material on break or after work. I just wanna offer my condolences on your loss. I have said a prayer for you and wish that you and your family cherish the memories and honor her life.

  63. Waterbear says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  64. From Quebec says:

    When you stropped righting articles on a daily base, I had the feeling of rather you were sick or your wife was. I hoped I was wrong.

    But you know what Jon, She is still with you. I have lost my parents and so many friends, but still, I talk to them and I feel they are listening. Call me crazy, but I swear it is true.. And I also believe that one day, we will meet again with the people we have lost and loved.

    By the way, Nice poem Jon.

  65. NWO Reporter says:

    A very beautiful tribute, Jon. My condolences.

  66. Ana Daksina says:

    Oh, Jon.

    Like everything else you’ve been through and continue to go through in this life, all the rest of us gather the benefit of some of the most beautiful, penetrating, uplifting and enabling reading around.

    I’m reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms, where I know other sufferers of sadness will gain precious comfort from it.

    Much love and many good thoughts to you at this time. Big virtual hug.

  67. bleak says:

    My deepest condolences, Mr R. The poem is beautiful. You will always be a writers’ writer in my ears and eyes.

    • Chris says:


      I have always admired the confidence and imagination in your writing. It’s very clear your sense of loss is profound. If writing about it is therapeutic, I recommend it whether you share it or not. Greiving is personal and necessary and none of us should tell you how or how long to do it. So sorry for your loss.

  68. Raymond John Withnell says:

    Jon………your poem has four dimensions, and more. Ray Australia.

  69. So sorry, Jon, for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your beloved! Thank you for sharing your heart with us at such a time as this. May it be blessed.

  70. Sovereign Ag says:

    Much love, prayers and blessings to you and your beloved wife, Laura…. Look for her in your dreams, she will be there.

  71. Allie says:

    I’m so very sorry, Jon. May you have many wonderful memories to keep her with you in your heart.

  72. Sue says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Jon. If you leave yourself open to messages, they will come, and assure you that your loved one is doing well and waiting for you.

    I received messages from siblings after they passed, and even had one message from my sister delivered to me in a dream ten days in advance of her passing, telling me she was leaving.

    I know that this sorry little realm isn’t the only place we ever live in.

  73. Rabiu Rufait says:

    What a poem, sorry for the loss

  74. Christy Barber says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss.Thank you for sharing this most personal poem with us. Love and peace from someone you inspire regularly.

  75. NaturalWoman says:

    Jon, I had a feeling something was wrong. But I didn’t know what it was. That is why I emailed you.

    When my beloved husband died, dear friends sent a card with this written inside:

    Everything that happens in this life is a gift.

    Even as you struggle through this difficult time, you are gaining strength and wisdom that will help you further down the road. . .

    Remember, no matter what happens, you’ll always have people who care for you.

    Jon, these words have given me comfort as well as tears. They have helped me to be grateful in all things. That is how I got through the pain of grief.

    Take care of yourself, Jon. We love you and need you.

  76. SisSea Yeng says:

    A very dear family friend passed recently and Blue Jays started appearing frequently both near our home and near his family home in another state. His name was Jason. He loved the outdoors. The appearance of the Jays brought much comfort. Look for the comfort in nature surrounding you. May you have much strength and comfort during this time.

  77. Larry C says:

    Dear Jon,

    When my grandmother died, I almost went crazy with grief….I didn’t realize how much I loved her until she was gone.

    Time eases the pain…the love never fades …

  78. Stan Burman says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss Jon. My condolences go out to you.

  79. Dick Partridge says:

    Thinking of you with deepest sympathy.

  80. choodly says:

    Jon, my dearest condolences . I am so sorry for for your loss. Your poem is touching and my thoughts are with you hoping to give some comforting in your sorrow.


  81. DaveM says:

    So sorry to hear of this, Jon. I had no idea.
    It pained me to read that she had been suffering, and that Modern Medicine couldn’t – or wouldn’t – CURE her.
    Or even stop her pain???
    So unfair to both of you.
    My deepest sympathy.

    Hopefully, she’s still hanging around somewhere, somehow,
    and will make her presence known.
    It actually happened to me, once! On 2-22-94.

    Best regards, Jon, and thank you for all you do.

  82. david O says:

    Dear Jon,
    Your poem has no Rhythm or Rhyme in its words.
    But the song in the meaning ,and the dance in your heart make the most powerful message I have ever heard from you.
    I have followed you for many years .
    i have your explosive collections .
    You have changed my life and many around me.
    Thank you Jon.

    kind thoughts

  83. Alta says:

    What a beautiful and heartfelt poem you’ve written- it is obvious that you love her deeply. My sincerest condolences on your loss.
    From an internet friend/follower

  84. Marilyn UK says:

    I am so very, very sorry. Beautiful poem. Tears are falling here.

  85. Emma says:

    Utterly beautiful. I became overwhelmed with emotion at the first line. I had to gain control to continue reading.

  86. ezra70 says:

    Dear Jon, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dear wife has given you so much love. She is waiting for you on the other side and is be with you here on earth every time when you whishes that. Death is another state of being.

  87. HD says:

    Condolences, and thank you for sharing.

  88. Sunshine2 says:

    I am so sorry Jon.

  89. I’ve never seen so many readers comment. It is a great sign of how loved and appreciated you are, Jon.

    My deepest sympathies to you. We love you sir!

  90. jacobite2015 says:

    My condolences for your loss. I lost my wife about 3 yrs ago. A day never goes by when I don’t think of her. Each day can be a challeng with many thoughts of anger, sorrow, confusion & pessimism. Life can have a sick sense of humor. Find what works to bring peace and tranquility in your life. I know someday we will join our loved ones in the afterlife.

    Thoughts & Prayers.

  91. Ornella Burns says:

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family, I didn’t comprehend what I was reading at first…..could it be so? How could this be? I never knew Laura and personally I do not know you Jon. Just through internet communication with accurate, informative information that I truly appreciate.receiving. I believe in what you write.and i wish I could have helped. I do practice holistic health (not naturopath) and have a contact on healing naturally.(with no supplements, no treatments, no crazy diets, no detoxes, just fresh simple real food)
    Though I did not know what the cause or symptom was. You mentioned that you swelling of the legs?
    My email contact below.

    Rest well and keep doing good.

  92. NaturalWoman says:

    Jon, another thought for later, inspired by your first line. A book came out last year, published by HarperOne titled: Where Did You Go? A Life-Changing Journey to Connect with Those We’ve Lost by christina Rasmussen. I ordered it right away but have not yet read it. The author is supposedly “grounded in science” and used physics somehow to “bridge the gap between the metaphysical and the measurable, it will change the way we grieve, the way we live, and how we define our potential–in this life and hereafter.”

  93. BC says:

    Jon- I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. My words cannot console you. Only her memories can. Cherish those memories and put them on your mind’s DVD- replay when needed to feel them again.

  94. Erika says:

    What a lovely poem..i am pretty sure many of us cried when we read it.
    I join the others here in expressing condolences and sending support.

    NOT to cheapen anything you are experiencing, that is not my intent.
    But I have experienced near death, out of body experiences and pets who have passed over come to visit…and reincarnate to us. (my husband has also seen them)
    We do go on, but because of the heavy materialist indoctrination which permeates our culture, i have to fight constantly to grasp that because my experiences gave lie to everything i was taught is true..-
    May your loved one visit you and bring you solace and peace.

    When you are feeling up to it..i would encourage you check out Bruce Moen’s work as well as Victor Zammit’s book. Chris Carter is pretty good too.

    Bless you.

  95. I am very sorry for your loss.

  96. Bob Welsh says:

    Very wonderfully put Jon… Much love for her, for you and for all you do and have done.

  97. Theresa says:

    Jon, my heart is broken for you at the loss of your beloved Laura. By your works I learned of the depth of your love and compassion.

  98. Michelle Mancini says:

    So sorry. You have a lot of Internet friends—I hope you have local support as well. You have helped to shape my world and The World. We will all benefit from your unique and insightful perspectives as we individually and collectively transition.

  99. demetrius13 says:

    What a powerful and touching poem, Jon. Thank you so much for it in your time of loss. My prayers go out to you.

  100. Marilynne Martin says:

    My deepest sympathies on your loss.
    May your many fond memories help to fill the void of her physical absence. Let the love you have fill your heart with her spirit each day.

  101. May your wife rest in peace.

  102. angie copeland says:

    My heart aches for you, my prayers go out for you!

  103. Kimberlie says:

    Dear precious, precious Jon~
    I send deep sympathy to you on the loss of your most darling-precious wife….
    I am so sorry. May the Lord Jesus open your eyes to His presence and bring you peace. My prayers go out to you.

  104. unsheepled1 says:

    Im so sorry for your loss !
    Beautiful sentiment

  105. Sande says:

    I send you comforting and supportive energy, Jon. Those we love that left this place, will forever be a part of who we are, and become…

  106. Bruce K. says:

    Beautiful thoughts shared for a person you love now waiting on you to join her when your job is complete… which I hope will not be for some time. Our world is better for you and your beautiful wife being in it.

  107. John Cawley says:

    Condolences for your loss. Sorry to hear the news, delivered in words that shimmer with beauty, whisper us more awake, shout out your love, settle into something deeper than silence. And, thanks for your passionate good work.

  108. Al Soto says:

    I send you my deepest condolences. peace and love

  109. Sharon Power says:

    In Ecc.3, Solomon says “To every thing there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:A time to be born and a time to die…A time to weep, and a time to laugh.”

    Rev 21:4 says “And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and there shall be no more pain (or swelling),for the former things have passed away. Behold I make all things new.”

    Your poem shows the depth of your love and respect for your wife. I’m sure she knew how much she was valued by you. Thanks for sharing those deeply personal thoughts.

  110. Jon

    The great paradox to any thinking mind is how to be sovereign and intimate at the same time?

    Surely marriage is the ultimate group (of 2), the indelible perpetual bond.

    Yet it is only when life is severed that the true test begins, the final challenge to individuality. For if love is truly eternal, how can an individual “be”?

    My sincere condolences


  111. Reblogged this on John Barleycorn and commented:
    RIP A very sweet tribute

  112. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. So hard to lose someone so close and dear.

  113. Wayne says:

    Jon, very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear wife. My wife of 25 years passed away on Nov. 13, 2001 (our eldest daughters birthday) due to breast cancer. I know how it feels and I know the anger and bitterness you’re going through. Words of comfort don’t really help at this time. Just know, as the coming days, weeks, and months pass the pain will subside. Allow yourself to grieve. There will always be an empty place in your heart, but things will get better with the passage of time. Right now the wound is fresh and hurting, but it will heal over. After a certain time, a scar will remain. Don’t try to hide it, but as I’ve tried to do with you, use the scar to help others. Take care of yourself!

  114. Steve Paguaga says:

    How beautiful.
    So sorry Jon for your loss.
    Steve Paguaga
    From Tucson

  115. Thoughts and prayers from my family to yours Jon.

  116. Ernest Cooley says:

    Dear Jon,
    Your loss hit me like it happened to my best friend. That is how close I feel to you, in spite of the fact that we have never talked. Your words, spoken and written, have reinforced my “outsider” stand and reminded me that I am not alone. Thank you.
    Sincere condolences,

  117. Richard says:

    Deepest and heartfelt condolences, Jon.

  118. Laura Spencer says:

    I appreciate your blog and check it often. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for the loss of your wife. It is obvious you loved her deeply.

  119. The Watchman says:

    Very sorry, Jon. May the Lord help you through your trying times.

  120. leo f. brady says:

    my deepest condolences brother !
    Stay Strong…

  121. Jon Johnson says:

    Thank You for sharing that beautiful and personal poem.
    I believe we go on.
    I believe you will be reunited.
    I am sorry for your ache. I have felt the ache of loss more than i ever thought I would.
    I pray for your heart to be whole and filled.

  122. trishwriter says:

    I am so sorry. I had no idea she was not doing well. You speak of her with such love, as you did when she was alive. What a beautiful marriage–thank you for sharing your feelings with us. I will be praying for you.

  123. sojourner says:

    I echo the comments above. I am so sorry for your loss.

  124. Lucas says:

    I’m so sorry, Jon. Blessings to you and your family. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you.

  125. LarryG says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Jon. Thank-you for sharing.

  126. Ronald Klipstein says:

    Truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.
    Many times you have reminded me of the power of gratitude, and to continue to keep creating. Thank you.
    Please accept my condolences and stay strong, and well.

  127. Megan says:

    Oh my, so sorry to read this. My husband and I met you and your wife in a lunch line at a conference a few years ago in San Mateo…. We 4 were waiting for lunch and it was at a conference where you were speaking. There she was, Dr. Laura Thompson, right there with you! How fun to meet you both at once. How sad to read that such a talented lady has gone. Our heart goes out to you. Like some of those have written above, I do think she’s right there, on the other side, talking to you. Try to hear her. She hears you. Blessings and love to you….both….

  128. laurabruno says:

    Beautiful and poignant poem, Jon. So sorry for your loss. I wish you peace, comfort and healing.

  129. Julie & Steve Martin says:

    Jon, thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. We are so sorry to have to read this and hope and pray you are finding peace during this difficult time. We truly appreciate you!

  130. Joanne Troy says:

    “Our friend and we were invited abroad on a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first, and he is gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him.” Benjamin Franklin

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  132. AboutCreativity says:

    Jon Rappoport is the BEST!

  133. So Sorry for your loss Jon. I love your poem for her. May wonderful memories of her forever be with you.

  134. aprilboden says:

    My condolences to you and your family, that was so very beautiful thanks for sharing.

  135. This hurts. God bless you Jon.

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