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Poet deVine
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0 posted 11-10-2001 12:39 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Poet deVine



thousands of flags
waving in the sun
life ended too soon
before it had really begun

a sigh and then
placing flowers she gave
upon the dirt
of ex husband’s grave

marriage ended before
death took him away
now standing here
she can only pray

so many dreams left
unfilled by his life
never seeing the love
‘tween son and his wife

never meeting the child
who carries his name
oh what a waste!
oh, what a shame!


**Each year on the anniversary of his death, my daughter sends silk flowers to be placed on his grave. Today was the fifth anniversary. I took them myself to the Veteran's Cemetary and was amazed at the flags there - it's always a stirring site. And then I wrote this poem. At the time of his death, my ex-husband did not know that our son would soon meet and fall in love with a wonderful girl. They married two years after my ex's death. And last July, my son and his wife became the parents of a very special child. Ian Matthew will never meet his grandpa, and that is so sad. And although our marriage ended, I feel badly that he missed out on so much.
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CocoBaci
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1 posted 11-10-2001 01:30 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

PDV, this poem touches my heart...
Hugs2u
*~coco~*
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 11-10-2001 02:04 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Sharon ... you've reached across and touched my heart as well. Many hugs to you and your family.  

Best wishes,
/Kit
Larry C
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3 posted 11-11-2001 12:07 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Sharon,
The sign of a truly big heart. To be able to feel the loss of someone for whom love was not to last. Very fitting tribute and such a fine gift for your children and grandchildren.

Sin isn't fair, but God got even, grace isn't fair either.  larry c

Martie
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4 posted 11-12-2001 10:00 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sharon--this poem is very touching and written with a sensitive heart.  Hugs!
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5 posted 11-12-2001 10:45 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

and you wonder why you're my friend. . .

this is why. . .

----------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Nan
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The death of a marriage rarely means the death of all of the emotions that comprised it... You're a sensitive woman with the kind of compassion that I'd expect in just this situation...Nicely said, m'friend..
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7 posted 11-14-2001 11:48 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

PoetdeVine~
Most tenderly done~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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Yu Lan
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8 posted 11-19-2001 01:55 AM       View Profile for Yu Lan   Email Yu Lan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Yu Lan

Silk flowers are the best kind... they don't die

This was a truly pleasing read PdV, well shown.  

It's nice to share - kiss someone when you have a cold.

Tequilia_Sunrise
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sad.......  very well writen, my heart goes out to your daughter and to yourself
 
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