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~Brian's Song~

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Poet deVine
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The soothing, gentle flickering fire
Deceives us in her warming fashion
For in her heart lies searing pain
And destruction in her passion

A moment then is all it takes
For her anger to incite a flame
She will show you who is boss
Leaving you with no one to blame

Your skin once smooth to the touch,
Lies savaged beneath the gauze
Your face, swollen beyond belief
Cannot reveal the cause

In an instant, your life changed course
You are a victim of her cruel desire
Lying now taking mechanical breaths
You hear the cackling of Lady Fire.

Beneath the blanket lies your future
Knowing nothing will be the same
In an instant, laughter was replaced
By unspeakable burning pain.


Normally, I am a very private person; but something has happened that I needed to write about and share with you.

You may have noticed my absence lately. This is one of the reasons. A very dear friend was badly burned in an accident on the job. His name is Brian and he’s 32 years old. He is such an outgoing, people person that it’s hard not to love him. We, his family and friends are grateful that he is alive but overwhelmed at the prospect of what his life is going to be like in the coming months. I thank God he was spared. Burns cover 27% of his body, mostly his right hand, arm and his stomach; his face, covered by a welder’s mask, was not touched. I would like to dedicate this poem to him.

© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 10-24-1999 11:48 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and Brian.

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Mike
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2 posted 10-24-1999 11:49 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

My thoughts will be with you and your friend.. he is lucky to have family and friends such as you around him at a time like this...
Systematic Decay
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3 posted 10-24-1999 11:53 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

Oh...wow, I can't imagine the pain....burns are so agonizing.....My sympathies for him and those close to him.

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
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4 posted 10-24-1999 11:57 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

PDV: I am sure with a friend like you around to support him his healing in his heart and body will come quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend Brian.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


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5 posted 10-24-1999 11:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Please extend to Brian our best. He will have the prayers of many on his behalf. You too, PdV, will be in our prayers.

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Denise
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I'm sorry you've been having such a rough time lately. You know you all will be in my prayers. My nephew was burned a while back, and I remember what he went through. He was burned pretty bad. My thoughts and prayers are with you Devine one! We miss you!!!
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7 posted 10-25-1999 12:17 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

This is really beautiful, DeVine....He is a very lucky young man....to have someone as loving & compassionate as you, there to give him strength. You spend as much time as you need - - we know you'll return to us when you're able! We have missed you terribly though.... Glad to know why you've been absent nonetheless....My prayers are also with this young man. Thank you for sharing.
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Oh my, how very sad. My heart goes out to your' friend Brian.You both will be in my prayers.
hoot_owl_rn
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Poet....I'm sorry to hear that. This is a wonderfully written piece that brough tears to my eyes. Best of luck to your friend. He has a long road ahead of him and your suppoert will be very important
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10 posted 10-25-1999 12:27 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

How tragic -- may he draw courage from your strength.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
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Wow Sharon.... I am saddened for your friend's pain, but I must say that the inspiration you gleaned from it is sure to provide comfort for him! This is a particularly powerful piece!
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My prayers are certainly with Brian - You know that already - Feel free to seek from me whatever support you need, as you are giving your own unselfishly...
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My deepeset sympathy and prayers go out to Brian, his family and his friends...
...and you, poet....(((HUGS))) Take care.
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14 posted 10-25-1999 09:58 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

This is so sad. Your friend will be in my prayers, for healing his in-and outside and you'll be in my prayers, for strenght to help you through this.
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15 posted 10-25-1999 10:01 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

PDV: You have my prayers and sympathy... as does Brian and his family.
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PdV, please share not only all of our thoughts, prayers and belief in his recovery with your friend, but please feel free to take whatever words you find within Passions to help heal his soul. Our thoughts are with you both.
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PDV,
My empathy for Brian, my congratulations on the poem, stay well we missed you. *L*
Michael
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18 posted 10-25-1999 12:29 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

You and Brian are in my prayers. ditto Femme's statement, he is very lucky to have someone as compassionate as you there for him. May God bless you both.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?


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PdV - see the following for you and your friend:

Only A Visit To The Light

You are both in our prayers.
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20 posted 10-25-1999 01:59 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

PDV:..I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend...burns can disfigure the mind much more than they do the body because the mind shows no scars but how people treat you can leave lasting scars...I doubt he's able to have a hug but when he is, please pass one on from me to both him, especially him and his family...

Big HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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I can't imagine any worse thing to happen to someone...I know the pain, the mental distress, and the on-going treatment necessary with such an incident. I too hope and pray all works out well for the young man. Nice poem, and I would imagine you're a great friend for this poor guy. He will be in my thoughts.
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My thoughts and prayers go with him, Sharon.....and you.
Ron
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Senseless tragedy can strike any of us, any moment, any time. It's part of life. Fortunately for all of us, and especially for Brian, loving and caring friends are also a part of life. They are the "good things" that makes the inevitable "bad things" more tolerable.

Sharon, I know of no one whose soul is more compassionate or heart as encompassing as yours. I grieve for Brian's tragedy. But I celebrate his luck in having a friend like you. Both of you will be in my prayers.
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24 posted 10-25-1999 08:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you all so much for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. I've printed this out for Brian's mom - I know your comments will mean a great deal to her ... as they do to me.
 
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