For my dear friend Ann

Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2007 by Travis Cody in

My friend Ann lost her mother today after a long battle with cancer.

I Believe
By Diamond Rio

Reposent en paix.

A l'avenir, il y a un moment que nous ne pouvons pas voir;
Là-bas, une immensité que nous ne pouvons pas savoir;
En avant est la vie que nous devons vivre.

Entrelacés sont l'au-delà et l'avant,
Comme l'union d'un coucher du soleil avec la vague de l'horizon;
Toute différente, comme la nuit du jour.

Pourtant, sans l'un est l'autre injustifié.
Tout ce qui commence finira bientôt
Et, dans la fin, commence à nouveau.

Thank you to my friend Coco for translating those words. I posted the poem once before for another friend who recently lost her father.

Beyond and Before

Far into the future is a moment we cannot see
Beyond is a vastness we cannot know
Before is the life we must live

Intertwined are the beyond and before
Like a sunset blends with horizon's wave
Different as night from day
Yet without the one is the other pointless

All that begins shall soon end
And in ending begin afresh


  1. Turnbaby says:

    You are a wonderfual man and friend Trav. I know she'll appreciate this so much. Love the song as well.

  1. Anndi says:

    Merci mon frèrot d'amour.

    Thanks my darling bro.

    Hugs and kisses from Alice and me

  1. Anonymous says:

    Perfect post...the poem and the song. Ann is so lucky to have your friendship.


  1. Maryfly says:

    your amazing, hugs

  1. Bond says:

    WOW TRav... excellent..

  1. Coco says:

    Perfect song choice, Trav, and the poem is really wonderful.

  1. Gail says:

    Tears in my are wonderful.

  1. Dana says:

    Perfect, Trav...only, didn't Brooks & Dunn sing that?