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Margherita RŁeger - a special friend

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jwesley
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0 posted 05-18-2017 10:48 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jwesley

I wrote this piece several years ago for someone very special to me - - - it seems it's becoming more and more prevalent in my life as time passes -
this time, although late in finding out, Margherita RŁeger an absolutely wonderful individual and friend.


Another One Is Gone

More and more
I find myself relating
to my father; my wife's father;
because I remember both saying,
" every time I look up . . .
- Another one is gone . . ."

In the heart beats
of the days
that make up the last few years
I've lost too many,
and now, I've lost another -
relative, friend, lover . . . soul,
with which I've measured
my life.

And my heart beats slowly,
my breath comes shallow,
and I touch the place on my chest
where the ache is more
than the loss of a relative,
a friend,
a lover, or a soul,
because with every passing . . .
I am less than I was before.

My heart beats slowly.
My breath comes shallow.
I touch the place on my chest,
where my soul
withers in pain;

another one . . . is gone.

~ ~ ~

jimmy


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Poet In Pink
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1 posted 05-18-2017 02:09 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Pleased to meet you J ~ May I say first off, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You have penned so tenderly how we each feel when having to bare a loss. This tugs at my heart~strings, I find my own self being able to relate to your sentiments of late. Thank you for sharing & God Bless
JamesMichael
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2 posted 05-18-2017 07:09 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Beautiful and special...James
2islander2
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3 posted 05-18-2017 10:15 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

so blessing feelings, i can share that she was the "best person" i met on the web, thanks for the poignant tribute and hommage


yann
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4 posted 05-18-2017 10:16 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Jimmy,
Your words are a blessing and a balm of understanding and compassion. And you put them to print as only you can. ~L
Alison
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5 posted 06-05-2017 08:42 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

So many whom I found pleasure interacting with here. I miss those who are gone. Margherita, I miss you. You king, gentle spirit is still felt here in PiP.

Thank you, jimmy.

Alison
novemberblue
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6 posted 06-07-2017 06:04 PM       View Profile for novemberblue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for novemberblue

Margherita was beauty and grace. To stumble in here and see so many loving tributes, I know her loss is sharply felt. Thank you for sharing.

Heather

"Can you see the real me?" Pete Townshend

Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


7 posted 06-08-2017 10:47 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Jimmy, you speak for many, my friend. Thank you.

"The business of the poet...is to show the sorriness underlying the grandest things and the grandeur underlying the sorriest things." Thomas Hardy

secondhanddreampoet
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8 posted 06-08-2017 01:40 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

fine 'write!' ...

and, Margherita was a grand-fine lovely human being
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9 posted 06-15-2017 09:51 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

because with every passing . . .
I am less than I was before.

My heart beats slowly.
My breath comes shallow.
I touch the place on my chest,
where my soul
withers in pain;

I knew my visit today would be limited, but I didn't know how to find a stopping place. Now I know... it is here, it is now.

And it's not just because I can't read or respond through the tears... It's because I know I won't read better or be touched more deeply.
Honeybunch
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10 posted 06-15-2017 02:54 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Very touching write.  Maargherita is sadly missed.  She was indeed a loving and caring person.  
Ericc
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11 posted 06-16-2017 04:46 PM       View Profile for Ericc   Email Ericc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ericc

beautiful words for a beautiful person
 
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