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nakdthoughts
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Falling Apart

Today I remember him,
the twinkle in his eye
that he would say
was my reflection.

How I miss the "counting on"
knowing we could talk,
knowing he was there
whether in times of need
or just "the moment".

No one knows the downfall
that came when he left this earth,
when life for me...
began to fall apart.

I wish to visit today, on his birthday,
but the weather will not permit.
So I celebrate alone in childhood thoughts
when "purpose" was not a need to know.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Today I remember her unexpectedly when
this handwritten note fell out of my drawer:

"Do not stand and weep at my grave,
I am not there.
I remain in your heart and mind,
do not grieve.
My love to you, will not die with me.
Think kindly of my time with you.

Be good to each other
and cherish my nurturing
of helping you to become what you are.

Think of me what you will, and remember
my love for you will never die.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
but remember and therefore I live."


M
(Missing Father and sister)



"Love is not blind - It sees more and not less, but because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
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YoungatHeart2
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I am at a loss for words. All I can say is....beautiful.
inkedgoddess
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2 posted 12-21-2008 09:34 AM       View Profile for inkedgoddess   Email inkedgoddess   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inkedgoddess

such power in the Word this morning
hard to respond other than to be moved by this in a place from where words wont quite to it
Oklahoma Rose
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3 posted 12-21-2008 11:34 AM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Maureen, I wish I was there, I would give you a warm, comforting hug. I was just thinking about my brother, yesterday, and about how much I miss him.

Sedning you the biggest hug
D.Lester Young
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What a touching piece of remembrance with heartbeats.
OwlSA
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Maureen, this is beautiful.  I am sad that you miss your father and sister, but glad you had a father and sister to miss.  Cherish the memories and know that they are still with you in spirit, especially at difficult times, like Christmas, and know that they will want you to smile, all the way from deep within.

Hugs
- Owl
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hugging you....
Alison
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Beautifully written, Maureen.  I wish I could just reach out and hug you - then maybe just go for a quiet drive with no destination.

Hugs to you,
Alison
Bill Charles
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nakdthoughts - I can feel your thoughts, keep it together...

BC
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9 posted 12-21-2008 09:58 PM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

"the twinkle in his eye
that he would say
was my reflection"

...a lovely thought in a tenderly nostalgic write...very nice...Merry Christmas
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Both are wonderful tributes...hope all is well.  Happy Holidays...kat
Marchmadness
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11 posted 12-22-2008 01:42 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

This made me cry. Maureen, It is so beuatiful and reminds me of those I miss so very much.
                                Ida
nakdthoughts
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Thank you friends...been a tough year for many of us and maybe even another to come.  The weather is not cooperating this year but if I hadn't been "stuck" in the house I wouldn't have found the note from my sister.

I didn't even remember it from 4 years ago  so maybe it was meant for me to be thinking of someone special in my life during these lonely and trying times.

Thank you, again, (with loving thoughts for a gentler year ahead.)

Maureen
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I'm very touched by the essientiality of the feelings...So beautiful and so sad...

merry christmas

yann.
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just hugs
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This is beautiful, but made me cry.
threadbear
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each word was crafted from both sorrow and hope, with all the love I know you, Maureen, feel.  Just wanted to know that I mourn your loss, also, M, and that every Christmas I think of you, and the beautiful pictures you shared of your Christmas snows, your decorating the tree, even though you didn't have to.  You've keep the spirit of Christmas alive, and I wish there were more  lovely folks like you, Maureen, in the world,
your friend,
Jeff
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My heart is lifted up, and it is a blessing beyond words to have partaken of your sweet remembrance.

Thanks ---

art
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Maureen...Tender touching words.
May their memories hold you in soft embrace forever. Bless You...Paul

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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nice
LindsayP
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Oh Maureen that is such a poignant heart touching post my dear, written with love.
One of your very best. Thanks for sharing.
God bless.

Lindsay
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Beautiful Maureen just beautiful.....There's just no other words

Eric
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Maureen~
It is in-the-missing that we remember so much~

Tenderly poignant my dear friend~

Merry Christmas to you~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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At my ripe old age gal...I've been thru this so many times...never gets any easier, memories are really all I have left in life.
nakdthoughts
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Sending thanks to all~~

and a special hug to you,Toe~~

M
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