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A Gift of Forever...........For my Mom

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Marina
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0 posted 05-01-2000 11:02 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marina

A Gift of Forever


A small delicate box
Wrapped, with Christmas paper and red lace
She takes it to hand
Pale and drawn, is her distraught face.

The last gift to be opened
Grief has pieced a hole through her heart
And anger holds no answers
Never can we choose, when our loved ones will depart

Unwrapped, and held tight in her hand
A perfect shimmering gold chain
A floating heart, its companion
For one brief moment, she feelís nothing but pain

As her eyes well to tears
There is a card she must read
Collecting herself
She struggles for the breath, she needs


The words were as clear as crystal
That swirled in her head
A message, so perfect
And this, is what it said

A heart with wings
Will float back and forth, forever
Though you may never see me
For eternity we shall be together

Remember me as I was
Happier times, like the pictures in the hallway
Think of me, my love
For I shall think of you.....always


Marina May 1 2000



[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 05-02-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Marina Crossley - All Rights Reserved
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Simply beautiful Marina. . .

Speaks to the power of eternal love. . .

Wonderful. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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2 posted 05-01-2000 11:41 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Marina...
this is exceptional...wow
I got a "warm chill" when I read this.
Its perfect...
so how did ya get to be so sweet anyway  
take care my poetice friend,
jm
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Marina, this is such a poignant scene, and that you've dedicated it to your mother makes it that much more tender. So lovely, this. Thank you for sharing something so personal.

~ Claire

 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?......Henry David Thoreau
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4 posted 05-02-2000 12:00 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Marina~
Very tender, very touching
very treasured.
~*Marge*~


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Jm...I'm a sugar addict!
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Sven, thank you. I think eternal love is what we all seek.

Jm, thank you as always

Claire and Marge thanks to boyh of you.

Marina


[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 05-02-2000).]
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Marina,
     I can feel the power of the love in your poem.  It is very strong and heartfelt.  I really like this.  Wonderfully done!



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Marina,
    Yes, dear, eternal love is the most powerful force to ever exist.  I must agree, this poem has got to be one of the best I've ever read.   I love it!

Love Ya~
Terry



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and I am all the better for it~
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Marina,
That was absolutely beautiful,it really touched my heart. Great work!!!!


 
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There is a great deal of sadness and love spilled on
this page. This is a painfully beautiful tribute to your Mom.

~Sheri
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Marina, I think this is the most powerful poem you have ever written.  The last stanza was amazing. I think I held my breath while reading some of this. Bravo

James
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12 posted 05-02-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This poem is very, very special to me. I wrote it for my mother.  It is a true story of the the day my Dad passed on, Dec 23/97.  The Doctors told us that he would be fine and would see Christmas.  He had been battling Hep. C for a peroid of time, which he has contracted during a blood tranfusion in 1977. Even though we were told he would make it, he knew better.  These were his final words, that he spoke and as always they were for his one and only true love....my Mom.


Marina


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Sobs and tears here, Marina. This is so beautifully touching. I'm sure your mom will cherish his gift and this poem for as long as she lives.

Denise
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Marina, just read your inspiration for this poem...

so VERY touched by you...and this poem.
thank you for sharing this part of you with us.*smile*
jm
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In my story telling I forgot to say thank you to all.

TearsFrom Heaven, thank you very much

Terry, I am truly honoured and humbled that you could feel this way.  Thank  you with all my heart.

Grace and Sheri, thank you both very much for reading it and posting such wonderful replies.

James,  is a quit a compliment coming from one who's work I greatly admire. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Marina
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Denise and Jm, you snuck in when I wasn't paying attention.

Thanks to both of you and I will tell what my Mom thinks of this poem as soon as she is finished crying!!

Marina
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17 posted 05-03-2000 03:34 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOW!!! Marina girl,
You wrote this with such feeling. This is my favorite of yours. Absolutely beautiful.

All my love,
Jeffrey

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but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
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~Marina...

You write from a place that I know well. However you express it much better than I! This was simply an awesome piece of work m'friend! God bless you, your mom, and your dad in heaven. May he be resting and in peace along with my Mom.

Take care,
Amy  

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Wonderful, Marina, truly lovely.

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Marina, I had just posted a poem that I wrote of my mother when I saw this...I was already missing my mom so much, this poem just got to me...it is wonderfully tender!
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Jeffery, thank you very much.  There is a great deal of emotion to with one.  It is one of two poems of mine which mean a great deal to me.

Amy, I read your post to this poem several times.  I can honestly tell you have brought tears to my eyes.  Thank you so very, very much for your kind words and your constant support.  God bless you.

ESP, thank you I greatly appreciate your posts.


Who knows...maybe your Mom and my Dad have become good friends!

Martie, your poem was truly beautiful and I am sure it will be treasured always.  I thank you for your support.

Marina
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"Think of me my Love...for I shall think of you always"...this very touching poem displays the beauty and the endurance of love.   James
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Thank you James.  Eternal love is one thing I think you all seek, although unfortunitly few of us  truly find it.

Marina
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Marina,

There are no words that could express my response to this poem.  
All I can say is that I loved it.
Thanks,
Lori
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