Sad News

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The news evokes sheer disbelief

The loss is cast in stark relief

Like etching on a granite stone

For one you dearly love, now gone

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How can it be that one who walked

Just weeks ago and laughed and talked

Will not be coming through that door

But gone from us for evermore?

You turn away in full denial

You shun today, your day of trial

“He was too young”, friends cry aloud

“Too young, too young, for burial shroud”

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And friends, they try to find the words

To comfort you, turn you towards

The wise thoughts that will make you strong

But this whole time just seems so wrong

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The memories, they make you weep

And yet these memories will keep

The links and ties of love so dear

With one who always was so near

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“Forget me not”, you want to say

“For I’ll remember every day

The love and times we fondly shared

The great adventures that we dared

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“And though you’re gone beyond my reach

I’ll not forget that you did teach

That life will not be always sad

But brings us both the good and bad.

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“Thank you for lessons such as this

And though your presence I shall miss

I’ll feel your kiss upon the air

And hear your voice as if you’re near

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“And in the garden smell your scent

And know that you were heaven-lent

-To those who needed you so much -

And smile at your sweet angel touch.”

 

Dedicated to friends who have recently lost loves ones.

Photo by Hamlin Grange

Photos by Hamlin Grange

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Ah, Well…

I love this man

I really do

For many, many reasons

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And he’s been here

Right by my side

Through many different seasons

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But tell me now

When I show you

This nice bouquet of flowers

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Would you not say:

“Oh Cynthia, wow

You’ve got such lovely powers!”

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And so I did

Show him my craft

Expecting him to praise me

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Such praise that makes

Me burst in smiles

And makes my pulse go crazy

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But this is what

That good man said

Believe me, it’s no fable:

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“Is that the old

White chenille spread

You put out on the table?

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Dedicated to my Better Half. 

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