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One Last Time

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johnt300
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0 posted 09-14-99 11:08 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for johnt300

After this long decade of pain and torment,
You finally reach me with comfort,
Even if only in my dreams.

You reach me with a sense of your own comfort,
Your own peace,
A strong hug on the patio,
As if I were visiting,
With everything right,
Once again.

I wish I could see you,
Talk to you,
Tell you how much I love you,
Not just in reply to your many "love you"'s,
But me saying it first,
And meaning it, the way I so strongly do now,
Now that you are gone.

Dad,
Is it really you visiting me in the night?
At first I was not sure,
For I met a man that first dream,
Who did not look me in the eye,
Did not seem to recognize me,
Though I knew he was you.

Slowly, with each dream, your old self,
Revealing,
As old as when we were a family,
As old as when you were happy,
Long before illness.

I broke down within my dream.
Felt my chest heave,
Over the loss of you.
Could not imagine waking up,
Never wanting to leave this painful dream,
Never wanting to leave you there.

Could not imagine letting go upon waking,
Despised the day ahead,
Longing for sleep again,
If only to see you
One last time.


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Severn
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1 posted 09-14-99 11:10 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Sniffles....
You touched my heart, john - I felt your sadness through this lovely poem.
Denise
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2 posted 09-14-99 11:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

So deeply moving. I feel your pain. God bless you!

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Denise
johnt300
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3 posted 09-14-99 11:36 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Thank you both for you replies. I had been thinking about this one all day and wanted to get it out before I forgot too much of it. Thanks again.
Tyson
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4 posted 09-15-99 12:46 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

John, again you brought tears to my eyes. What a sad tell told, but do so wonderfully written. Your talent for writing free verse is very good.

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
johnt300
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5 posted 09-16-99 07:27 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Hoot,
Thank you very much, again. I've finally got some time to read other's work, so I'll get to it now.
Tyson
Nan
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6 posted 09-16-99 08:06 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Your work is very intense, Tyson - You kept me wrapped up in this right to the end - and free verse often releases my feeble mind midway through the poem - not yours, though - Nice job.....
johnt300
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7 posted 09-18-99 12:10 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

Thank you, Nan.
I am very glad you like this. Free verse is very much my favorite form. I am the same way reading free verse, by the way. Glad I'm not the only one. Thanks again. Bye.
Tyson
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