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Pleading Eyes

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BSC
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0 posted 02-25-2000 10:50 PM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for BSC

I remember his hands, with fingers splayed
On his weak, and outstretched arms
His eyes pleading with the doctor
To please, take away these harms.
I sat there silently, I couldn't speak
Over the fear stuck in my throat
He was telling my Dad there was no more to do
Six months, or less, he wrote.
Tears welled up in this daughter's eyes
Though she would not let him see
She couldn't bear to stand the thought
That this could ever be.
Just six weeks later he slipped away
On a rainy New Years Eve
Joining my Mom and my brother,
Leaving the rest of us to grieve.
I remember standing next to his bed,
As he took his final breath
And my heart broke into pieces
Having to look at him in death.
In a moment I swear, angels came in
And helped him on his way
To his glorious new home in heaven
Where there's sunshine everyday.
It was, a different world that night
Things would never be quite the same
But all around me life went on
As another -- New Year came.
That was in Nineteen Ninety-One
Could it have been that long ago?
Seems I just saw those pleading eyes
Of this man that I loved so.






[This message has been edited by BSC (edited 02-26-2000).]
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1 posted 02-25-2000 11:06 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

I am sorry that you've had such an acute loss. This is a beautiful, beautiful poem. That is all I can manage right now, as I've just recently lost someone with the same pleading in their eyes, but please do not doubt, for a moment, the treasure of your work here.

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2 posted 02-25-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

this is both touching and very well done, too!

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3 posted 02-25-2000 11:49 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

BSC~ you broke my heart with this poem. How sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. -SEA
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4 posted 02-25-2000 11:59 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

BSC...this is SUCH a beautiful loved filled tribute to your father...very moving,
take care, janet marie

 ...there are places inside all our souls...
that have never been touched...
there are places inside our hearts...
that need to be loved this much...
Janet Marie

*I miss you baby...
I love you, always.*

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5 posted 02-26-2000 06:39 AM       View Profile for BSC   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BSC

Meadowmuse - I am sorry for your loss, know that time will ease the pain and memories will bring a smile.
Corinne, SEA & Janet - Thank you all for your kind words
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6 posted 02-01-2001 03:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Adding this one to my library. Very touching work here, Bonnie.
 
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