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Sorrow Sleeps Quietly

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Meadowmuse
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Sorrow Sleeps Quietly


Sorrow sleeps quietly beneath these sheets
It has taken its place here between
The imprint, still warming, shadow's shape of my love
And my own restless form fraught with dream

'Twas death's calling lullaby that stole him away
'Twas a voice of no tide or concern
For a love that rebirthed my young heart every day
'Twas a song that no scholar could learn

Though our kisses grew longer each time of depart
His return I would always embrace
Until then, with morning's fresh coffee and news
I would gaze on my love's handsome face  

But a price tendered then for the love we had known
Though we lived with the threat day to day
His dedication to truth and to justice for all
One sudden act flashed my love's light away.

And nights like the last, as I reach out my hand
And touch, tender, the place where he slept
I cannot but wish that this lullaby's lace
Could now dry the bitter tears I have wept.



Dear LadyClaire





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Janet Marie
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Sorrow sleeps quietly beneath these sheets
It has taken its place here between
The imprint, still warming, shadow's shape of my love
And my own restless form fraught with dream
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And nights like the last, as I reach out my hand
And touch, tender, the place where he slept
I cannot but wish that this lullaby's lace
Could now dry the bitter tears I have wept.


Claire, this is tradgically beautiful...
you write with such a grace and gift, even your pain is a beautiful expression...Im sorry for the loss this poem speaks of.
take care, jm

 ...every moment of every day...
your still with me in every way.
every poem and song...
every rhyme and verse...
your still here...like a beautiful curse.
janet marie

Corazon
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will echo the post above in saying that yes you write with care and grace, and a soft beautiful love....sigh.....this gave me chills it is so loving and sad
Parker
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Claire, You sure know how to write with beauty something so sad........ Hugs!

Parker

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Local Rebel
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MM...

very tenderly tendered.... a beautiful expression of absense... no words to comfort my friend... there are none...

peace
Martie
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Claire, this is beautiful.  Your poetry has a quality that is rare--and I don't have a name for it.
poetFemmeFatale
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Ah Claire, this leaves me speechless....as someone else said, how you write something so beautiful from something so painful amazes me...
CMGrimm
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(drying eyes)

Wonderful Claire...just beautiful...

Chris

 Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions. - ANON.
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I could feel the sorrow as my own as I read this Claire. I'm sorry for your loss. I knew living with that threat day to day as my father was a police officer. Seeing him come up the walkway was always an inexpressible relief. This is very well written, Claire.

Denise

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Claire~
My heart sighs for your loss.
~*Marge*~


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Meadow,
Very well done, excellent.
Meadowmuse
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Janet Marie...thank you. I'm glad that you found beauty in this poem...there is beauty to be shared in most everything.

Corazon...thank you for reading and letting me know how this made you feel. I appreciate your comment.

Parker...thank you, my friend...hugs back to you.

Local Rebel...no words are necessary, thank you so much for reading and for the peace.

Martie...I thank you...for seeing beyond just the pain.

poetFemme...thank you, as well, for reading and letting me know.

Chris...it's alright. Thank you for reading. Sorry for the tears...

Denise...thank you for your understanding. Yes, you must know, acutely, the threat of which I write.

Marge...thank you for reading...I am alright, now, I promise.

Seymour...thank you for reading and for letting me know.

~ Claire
Alwye
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In the space between moments


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Painfully beautiful, Claire.  Your talent is remarkable, as always.

 *Krista Knutson*

"Every moment marked with apparitions of your soul...." ~*Sarah McLachlan- Do What You Have To Do*~

Butterflies_dont_cry
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You have touched my heart, you are very talented thank you so much for sharing this gift with us.
hoot_owl_rn
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Hauntingly beautiful  
Toyy
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Very beautiful MM, you surely brought tears to my eyes. I have never dealt with that kind of loss but if I were to, I hope I could put my feelings to paper as beautiful as you!! God bless!
Meadowmuse
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Krista ...  beauty and pain come from the same heart, and so we write, you know? Thank you so much for reading and letting me know you enjoyed this.

Butterflies...thank you for reading it...I'm so glad you were touched by something I wrote. *smiling*

Hoot Owl...Thank you for reading this one...and for the smile  

Toyy...thank you for reading, and I bid you a warm welcome to Passions.  


~ Claire
 
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