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Heaven's Bloom

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Mike
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0 posted 10-26-1999 01:58 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Father,
why do you mourn?
Rejoice!
As the first breath of
evening
softly whispers,
turn unto the skies
as heaven's garden
blooms in majestic splendor.
Open your heart
and
touch upon my ethereal bloom.
As I was lain
in the silent tomb,
I entered Gethsemane's gate
and passed
through
God's
portal,
blooming in his eternal grace.
Rejoice!

Gentle Rose

Gentle Rose, for e'er I will remember
Thy perfect grace, asleep in final slumber,
Angelic face, upon death's pillow lay
As mourners weep and silent dirges play.
Cries of grief and sorrow, silence of the tomb,
What requiem, for rose that ne'er will bloom?

What bell doth toll the passing of a child?
A life so young, so pure... unreconciled
That death should take her now without remorse
Just as her life sets sail its rocky course.
Come Terpsichore, and sing your song of dance
And curse the evil Thanatos, whose lance
Strikes deep into the mourner's grieving soul.
Rise up I pray, her life I do extol,
A gentle rose, whose beauty graced this earth,
A loving soul, so caring full of mirth,
I beg of thee, no songs of sorrow weep,
But shout our hymns of praise, so all might keep
Her in our hearts for e'er, for we have known
A gentle rose, that God now calls his own.

Set Me Free Gentle Rose

One year has passed since Gentle Rose has died,
Since dirges played and silent mourners cried,
When does the pain release its viselike grip
Upon the soul, let loose this sinking ship?

Adrift upon this childless sea, I gaze
Upon her empty room, as empty days,
In silent scream, black pain does overwhelm,
No where to sail, no Captain at the helm.

O' Gentle Rose, why won't you set me free,
I beg of you, why won't you answer me?
Do not you hear, I sing your hymns of praise?
Upon my knees, I seek your sweet bouquets.

O' Gentle Rose, your bud will never bloom,
But yet I fear, 'tis I within the tomb.




[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 10-26-1999).]
© Copyright 1999 Mike - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 10-26-1999 02:42 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

What tremendous sadness... if this pain is yours, you have my sympathy... and a sincere hope that the grief will lessen.
Nan
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2 posted 10-26-1999 02:43 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

AMEN


Mike
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3 posted 10-26-1999 03:22 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Suthern, I am blessed with four healthy children. In my line of work, I often deal with parents who are suffering the death of a small child either through homicide, accident or unexplained death. The poems are my thoughts on what they must be suffering through, although I know I could not begin to imagine their grief.
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4 posted 10-26-1999 04:09 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

This touched me deeply Mike.

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Watcher666
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5 posted 10-26-1999 05:05 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Very well done! None can compare to the loss of a loved one,you captured it well.

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6 posted 10-26-1999 05:37 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Incredibly beautiful. I'd love to see these pieces published in a work made specifically for grieving parents. How comforting such a book would be for them. You write very special words...thank you.

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"Tread softly, for I have spread my dreams under your feet"~~William Butler Yeats

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7 posted 10-26-1999 08:27 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Mike, this is simply beautiful and shows the depth of your soul and the compassion in your heart. (but I already knew that!)
Excellent job of describing grief. This would definitely be a comfort to someone suffering loss, especially the loss of a child.

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Denise
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8 posted 10-27-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you all for your comments. I am humbled by them.
Michael
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9 posted 10-27-1999 01:31 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wow, Mike, this was quite powerful. Love the way you ended it...

O' Gentle Rose, your bud will never bloom,
But yet I fear, 'tis I within the tomb.

Classic.



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Michael Anderson

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


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10 posted 10-27-1999 08:49 AM       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

Mike, this is absolutely beautiful
Mike
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11 posted 10-27-1999 11:58 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Thank you Micheal and Hoot...
appreciate the comments.
Sally S.
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12 posted 10-27-1999 12:32 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Beauty and compassion on a subject incomprehensible to me. The loss of a child...~sigh~
As alway, Mike...lovely work.
 
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