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The Last Goodbye

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effjayel
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At the Crossroads of Infinity


0 posted 12-28-2007 09:00 AM       View Profile for effjayel   Email effjayel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for effjayel




                            

Has it really been twenty years
Since we last laughed and hid the tears?
Behind my smile you saw the lie
As I pretended not to cry

I acted brave but you acted tougher
Why is it always the good ones who suffer?
When the end came we weren't prepared
Ignoring the obvious because we were scared

By the time I realized
Your Spirit was being absorbed

You'd made that final journey beneath Orion's Sword

© Copyright 2007 John Lawrence - All Rights Reserved
Gentle Spirit
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1 posted 12-28-2007 09:04 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Very moving and beautiful.  Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed this.
Margherita
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Eternity


2 posted 12-28-2007 09:58 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Deeply poignant!

Love,
Margherita
nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


3 posted 12-28-2007 10:25 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

When the end came we weren't prepared
Ignoring the obvious because we were scared


~isn't that the truth~

M
LadyTom
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4 posted 03-07-2008 02:31 PM       View Profile for LadyTom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LadyTom

why, why? I ask why too.

Aunt Tom
effjayel
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At the Crossroads of Infinity


5 posted 03-08-2008 09:33 AM       View Profile for effjayel   Email effjayel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for effjayel

A beleated thank you to you all, I just revisited my old posts and was unaware of the replies. This was from the days before I knew about e mail notification !
Earl Brinkman
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6 posted 10-06-2010 12:21 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

A great piece of writing as always.
 
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