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The road of grief.

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Rick
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0 posted 09-27-2001 09:38 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Iíve veered, now road of grief I tread, amid the thoughts of friends now dead
Those thoughts consume, I find no way to rest
In my mind, Iíve memories feed, with the tears that sorrow shed
The reaper keeps on taking, lifeís quota of the best

I try to understand just why, some friends and family come to die?
Before that time should ever come their way
I question as I look above, why take the special ones we love?
Faith, its strength, it weakens, a little more each day

The treasured thoughts of those I knew, somehow seems to pull me through
That rut of day which leads into despair
I open up the picture book, the book in which I often look
Taken back by memories and times again to share

Life changes, as the years go by, the ups and downs, each word goodbye
Upon the road, which changes every day
Things happen, which should never be, their purpose, I canít seem to see
The years and ticking hours, go forward along their way

I know the hurt within wonít pass, as the light it does through glass
But slowly it will wane
My thoughts of sorrow, they will turn, though full of grief, relief will yearn
Always shall the memories, of they now gone remain

© Copyright 2001 Rick Van Weenen - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 09-27-2001 09:47 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Thank you for this Rick.  I don't question life anymore.  I just hope that before it's my time, I've been able to leave a little something behind to continue to bring a smile about, now and then...

it's hard, but we go on.  For all the right reasons.
angelswing
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2 posted 09-27-2001 10:17 AM       View Profile for angelswing   Email angelswing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angelswing

'snif', What a sad poem, so lovely, yet so much pain . We never truly leave, the ones you love only go to a better place where they can watch over you, so look to the stars, and you'll see them there smiling back .
What a pretty poem, thanks for writing it .
L.of.L. Tom .

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3 posted 09-27-2001 10:40 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

Rick~

'The reaper keeps on taking, lifeís quota of the best'

This is etched so deeply in our hearts and minds,
especially at this particular time~

Memories ... memories spread in albums all across the world~
So sad ... so remembered ...~
I'm glad you shared this~  Thank you~
~*Marge*~

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rwood
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4 posted 09-29-2001 09:13 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Dear Rick, I believe you have the kindest and gentlest heart and I appreciate so much coming to know it. You've spelled out a beautiful and yet longing picture that makes me reach deeper than ever. The only thing I could think of during this write is maybe....the ones we miss lend us their breath as they are just that wonderful. And we cannot ever forget them. They move through us.

Sincerely,
Regina
Rick
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5 posted 09-29-2001 09:32 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Dear Sunshine, you have shared much of your warmth with us all and with you we will all continue to smile and cry, thank you for your reply and thoughts.

Angelswing, thanks for your kind words, I watch the stars often in wonder and question.

Dear Marge, thank you for your reply, these are truly emotional times and we must all cope the best we can, thank God we have our words to share.

Dear Regina, you fill my heart with smile as your kind words are read, thank you. One day I am sure we will meet all our longed and loved ones again.

I wish you all well.

Sincerely
Rick
Suetang
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6 posted 04-15-2002 09:57 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

Hello Rick

Your words hit so very close to home for me as I have been down the road of grief on many occasions.  Thank you for expressing what so many feel.

Take care......Sue

Suetang

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7 posted 01-20-2003 04:22 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

this hit me good, right at home! what a writing!
 
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