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Final Farewell

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azblond
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The Steamy Desert


0 posted 07-27-99 03:03 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for azblond



Cry for me no more, my time of heartbreak is done
I have walked along the paths, spent my time in the sun
I have cried oceans of tears, and found smiles to dry the rain
Know that where I am going, I will no longer know any pain

Keep with you the memories I gave them freely to you
I want to be remembered as someone you are glad that you knew
We had some good times, some not quite as full of glee
But every moment we shared, I gave a piece of me

Where I travel now is a mystery to us all you know
But know no matter where it may be, I take you where I go
The past and future collide for me, in this my final fight
Take comfort in the peace of knowing with this I am all right

Think of me as you may in times you need to feel
That what we shared together here is what makes life so real
And keep in memory safe and close to your heart
Death for me is truly just the start

A time of endless pain, but reflection of life and love
Gifts I will send down to you from somewhere up above
So look to the stars, there is one more soon to light
When you feel all alone, look for my glimmer in the night
Love to you all…sleep tight.

***I had a conversation with a friend tonight about how would you prepare your loved ones if you found out you were dying. I thought I would share my final thoughts here, along with the hope that for all of us, that time is in the far distant future...if it were not...these would be my words.***


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For sometimes when the Darkness falls, we must surrender, take what is ours, and give what we can, and always remember love is somewhere waiting...

© Copyright 1999 MiChelle Van Vleet - All Rights Reserved
Lucie
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Houston


1 posted 07-27-99 03:06 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Bravo... I truly enjoyed this poem.. it brought a tear to my eye for in your words were some phrases my mother once made to me. Thank you for posting this.
Alwye
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In the space between moments


2 posted 07-27-99 03:11 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

I applaud you on a job well done, azblonde. This is a touching piece of work...I enjoyed it.

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*Krista Knutson*

"I will sail my vessel 'till the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky..." Garth Brooks

DreamEvil
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3 posted 07-27-99 03:54 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Wow...poignant and heartwarming, a balm for grief.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


angel girl
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within a whisper...


4 posted 07-27-99 08:24 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

this is a great poem. i wish i had such talent. great job =)

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The world is in your hands; it is what you make of it.

keep on chuggin'
LngJhnAg
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Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion


5 posted 07-27-99 08:34 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Azzie

Very nice, and great timing, too! It flowed really well. I began to wonder if you and I were on the same wavelength (re: Seasons of Whispers, which I posted yesterday).

Angel Girl

It is not just talent that brings out those words - look in your heart, and WORK at it every chance you get. I'm sure others in here would echo me when I say, "There is no way in the world you will ever see some of my first attempts at poetry!" - lol. They were miserable. But, as I applied myself, I learned to use this wonderful language of ours. You may doubt your talent, but never doubt your heart. That is where the REAL poet lives.
leelew
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highmount,ny,usa


6 posted 07-28-99 05:49 PM       View Profile for leelew   Email leelew   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit leelew's Home Page   View IP for leelew

I loved it! Wonderfully written.Very heartfelt!
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America the beautiful


7 posted 07-28-99 06:20 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

What a way to say goodbye-very poignant.
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