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When It Starts Again

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When It Starts Again

There are two deaths.

One comes from divorce.
I know that kind.
First, there is a deep loss,
then a decision.

Better with? Or without?

And if without, then a scurry
of leaving,
barely any conscious planning,
just ďout,Ē
with kids, usually.

On ďauto-mode,Ē one moves,
frantically,
caring for children, job,
never yourself.

Now Iím contemplating another death.

A second partner, lifeís partner.
A tandem partner.
Lover, friend.
Friend, lover.

He speaks of his death
so I will make plans.

And now Iím at an age
where I know I can do some things,
in his place,
but not everything, like
I did at 28.

Itís different, now.

6 October, 1999
©KRJ



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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Very unique look at it. Thank you for sharing.
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Thank you Dolphin.
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3 posted 10-06-1999 04:08 PM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Any parting of a good friendship is a sort of death, but death IS so final. If this is happening to you, my heart and prayers are with you!

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O all ye powers that he implanted, Arise, keep silence no more; put forth the strength that he hath granted, your noblest work is to adore.

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4 posted 10-06-1999 04:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Puf, these darn poems should come with disclaimers. No, nothing is happening now, except for the fact that hubby sometimes says "when I die, you'll need to know such and so..." and with stuff like that, it's hard NOT to be thinking ahead. But thank you for the read, and the comment, and the concern...

I was just pointing out how we look at separation when we are at different stages of our life...
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