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Denise
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The gray plump granny smoothes her hair
And her pale pink cotton gown
And drifts away - to another day
...To another time and town.

How many years now has it been
How many tears ago
When her eyes fell first upon that lad
...Who had set her heart aglow?

She dabs the teardrops falling fast
And lays her glasses down
And travels there - to those days so fair
...In another time and town.

She now beholds that vision clear
A brilliant budding spring
With a promise of 'forevermore'
...And a glist'ning golden ring.

It's countless tears now since he's gone
Yet not a sun goes down
But she's proudly dancing with him there
...In her satin wedding gown.

Her lonely days...at last...are done
True...she leaves this land of care
And she runs to him and takes the hand
...Of her lad so debonair.

Now at last they are together
True...all trouble's now laid down
And now they're dancing there quite grandly
...In that grand 'forever town'.

Yes, together now...forever
True...they're walking hand in hand
And 'midst the angels they're still dancing
...In that grand 'forever land'.




[This message has been edited by dsnyder (edited 02-13-2000).]
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Tara Simms
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1 posted 09-01-99 08:13 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

d, i loved this. what a beautiful picture you painted in my head! thank you.
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Thanks Tara!
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This is lovely, Denise
It reminds me of the day my own grandfather was dying - and my grandmother sat with him - talking to him, as he couldn't respond - She recounted their entire 65 year marriage to him that day - Now she's with him again - But not before writing lots of wonderful poetry.... So, I guess she still had some business here..... I'm happy that they're together now, as you so beautifully write..... Thanks
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Nan, I'm glad that you could relate to this in a personal way. I had my great grandmother in mind when I wrote this. She was originally from Ireland, now living in a strange land, without the man she came over here with and I just tried to imagine what that must feel like. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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This touch close to home both grandma and grandpa died within 4 months of each other
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Top notch, well writen, loved the story.
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7 posted 09-06-99 07:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Thank you Mike and U K for reading and commenting. Death, I think, is probably hardest on the ones left behind.

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Beautiful, D. I could just about see it happening, and what a lovely tribute to your grandparents.

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But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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Why, thank you Elizabeth!

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Another great one d! This was wondeful! I have to agree with you, I think it is hardest on the ones left behind.
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Denise, this is so beautiful...your talent shines...

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Denise, you are awe....and then some. Brilliant, as are all the rest.
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13 posted 03-21-2005 01:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Denise~
This is a treasure~

Playing in the archives ...
having a Denise day~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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