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Book of a Life

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RobertB
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Book of a Life


In it's pages, writings
of triumphs and falls..
words uttered and phrases learned
measured by growth
not so much in inches
but in love
of a mother preoccupied in life
and sibling's achievements
shadowed by work
that never ended
until the day
the last page was to be finished-
authored with a quill
plunged in a well of his mother's tears


Robert
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Robert -
This is just wonderful.
I really like the thought of
'authored with a quill
plunged in a well of his mother's tears'
Wow ... says so much.
Exquisite.
~*Marge*~



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In order for me to show you just what words I liked the most, I would have to quote the entire thing!  I loved it Robert!  It touched me. Merry Christmas buddy, and I miss talking with ya!

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Keep Christ in CHRISTmas

RobertB
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Thanks you guys. I cannot remember exactly who inspired this poem. Strange...I have several friends who have lost children in death. Have a great weekend with your families!!

 if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
Elizabeth Santos
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Robert,
So many hearts could call this poem their own. How truly beautiful it is!
Liz
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I just remembered where the inspiration came from for this poem..

My father died at age 32 from lung cancer. A few years ago after the death of his father, my aunt gave me some of my dad's things. In them was a baby book started by my grandma. It told of all his acheivements.....on the last page it told of his death.
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From a mother who's tears still fall...I thank you for sharing this most moving piece....
RobertB
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I am so sorry Pepper.....it is so wrong for a parent to outlive their child
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Sadly touching, Robert. Thanks for sharing.

 Denise


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It is terrible for that to happen, but you have expressed the fact that it does beautifully.

 Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes


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Thanks again....Denise....thank you very much
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well, here I am in the archives again Robert

yaknow, this one tugs the heart strings m'friend

glad I came across it
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Enjoyed

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