Bridge Over Troubled Water

When I searched Youtube, the very last song that goes from the drop-down was Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.

Originally, this song was written for a person in need.

“Sail on silver, girl.” was referring to the songwriter’s then-wife.

“Your time has come to shine, all your dreams are on their way.”

“See how they shine, if you need a friend, I’m sailing right behind… Like a bridge over troubled water” I would assume its you trying to tell Mama to watch over all of us, your children, how we achieve our dreams coming true after your two sons just finished college.

I wish I could have become your “Bridge Over Troubled Water” when you were still here. When all your pain was all around, I wish I will lay myself down for you… But it was you who chose the path you take, it’s not in my control. Though I have tried years ago to gain you back, but heck no.

I wish I could grief normally, like anyone losing a father does. But, no. I am trying though to let go of all the anger, hurt, pain you have caused. Forgiveness can be given freely, even if not asked… but forgetting is another story.



2 thoughts on “Bridge Over Troubled Water

  1. I can understand where you’re coming from. It is hard to forget the things that have deep, strong emotions attached to them – like hate and love. Even if you don’t see the person anymore, memories can linger and haunt you until you find yourself playing those emotions again and again.
    I accepted the reality. I forgave myself and the person who caused me pain. I decided to move on. I let go. Then, I learned to live a new life again.
    It’s a process that requires us to trust God’s timing. All wounds will heal in His time.

    1. I still find myself crying over regrets- things I did and did not do in the past that have hurt my Pa, things I have not learned to accept – him having an affair, and an illegitimate child, my anger to him that I have allowed to grow, that I should have simply talked to him and asked if he was okay…. etc.

      Prior all this, I have already Trusted Him, in all my personal dealings. It was through confession that the priest have told me to learn to Trust God in everything (even when Mt. Climbing, running, and rappelling haha)

      It was through my Pa’s Requiem Mass, when the priest not knowing that we were a broken family, he has said in the Homily that My Pa’s death is his homecoming with the Lord… in my mind, I have thought that its not just his homecoming to God but to us, his family as well. That’s when I knew he is really at peace now knowing we all have forgiven him for what he did, and have given him decent burial and told people just the good deeds he made with friends, family and colleagues…

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