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Midnitesun
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0 posted 07-21-2005 06:42 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Midnitesun


You could not live in Hopewell.
For you...
could see no Hope
within the local well of Life.

Time is of the essence,
that’s what I learned long ago.

And so in tune with that concept,
you left;
to drown yourself in sorrow’s baths,
to stay afloat in your own way
though the winds of time cannot change
the direction they blow in.

But perhaps?
Tomorrow will bring a sudden change
of the wind’s sock.

For today, I cannot speak to this
except to say...
your heartbeat echoes, resounds loudly
over the miles and the mountains.

I wish you well;
wish for you a brilliant sunshine tomorrow
and a caress of full moonlight tonight,

Gary.
© Copyright 2005 Kathleen Kacy Stafford - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-21-2005 08:38 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

though the winds of time cannot change
the direction they blow in.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
wish for you a brilliant sunshine tomorrow
and a caress of full moonlight tonight,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

well I dont know who "gary" is...but he inspired a lovely sincere soulful write ...
very very nice poetess Kacy...

I'll bare the brunt of your long buried pain
I don't mind helping you out
But I want you to remember my name

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2 posted 07-21-2005 09:56 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

thank you, JM.
Gary...is giving up. His cancer has spread throughout his body, now attacking his brain. He left suddenly, went to Idaho a few days ago. I just heard that he is drinking constantly now, staying drunk all the time, killing the pain, the fear, the sadness. (Hopewell is the name of a small town nearby, where he recently lived until a few days ago.) I thought he would go back home, to the south, where he was raised. His mom told me that he wants to be cremated, have his ashes spread on the coast of Oregon. He told me as much the last time we spoke, a couple of weeks ago. I told him he couldn't go yet, and he just laughed.
It is so incredibly sad. I just received the phone number in Idaho where he is staying, but am having trouble making that call. Perhaps, if I do, I'll simply read this and another I wrote for him recently. And then cry.
I put this post in the sanctuary because my heart feels 'safer' here with this news. Thank you, for your soft reply.
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Ah sweetheart.

I hope you find him.

Let him know that he is loved.

And if you can ever find some of his relatives, I hope you pass this forward...

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4 posted 07-22-2005 10:57 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Kacy....It is so hard to watch someone you love die....I hate cancer!!  My thoughts go out to you and to Gary too.  
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5 posted 07-29-2005 03:03 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Kacy

this is so touching and so heartfelt.... /s to you

In your light I learn how to love
In your beauty how to make poems
You dance inside my chest where
no one sees you and that sight becomes this art

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6 posted 07-29-2005 05:27 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

wish for you a brilliant sunshine tomorrow
and a caress of full moonlight tonight,


love these lines..

having lived through a sister's cancer and knowing and caring for another friend with brain cancer..I can relate...but I also can see how they want to live the rest of their life their own way...

as always a thoughtful caring write

M
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7 posted 08-01-2005 05:15 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

This is such a beautiful and heartfelt write
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8 posted 08-08-2005 07:35 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

I wish I could comment on a poem this personal, Kacy, but I don't feel that I can.  I only wanted to let you know that I think this is among your stronger poems, and that it's a prime example of how the heart truly does write the best poetry of all.  

A poet has always been a kind of medium between words and that which is beyond the reach of words. Sometimes, this paradox comes together fantastically, which is what I recognize here.  Please keep writing this kind of poetry, Kacy... there's a great deal of beauty to be found in it.  

Thank you, Kacy.  I wish you the best.

Brian

"God becomes as we are that we may be as he is."  ~William Blake

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every one of these replies strengthens this heartbeat
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We are all so ephemeral
and must alight somewhere, sometime.  

warmest {{{hugs}}} for you, Kacy.
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11 posted 08-10-2005 01:31 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

glider, thank you. I don't know Gary very well, though I spoke with him several times a week for a couple of months when I first met him, and he said he was dying of cancer. I never really knew what to say except...I am so sorry.  
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I know both sides of this beautiful poem....I could not, simply could not, go back to live in Linden, Mo.... but in so many ways, it lives in me.

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I'm glad Ratleader pulled this to the top again - it's beautiful.. So tender.

Bless your cotten sockies, you poetic maniacs. ^_^

Love - Lynne

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14 posted 10-02-2006 09:51 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you friends, for bringing this one back.
I have not been able to find any new news of Gary for over six months now. Sadly, I feel he may have just gone quietly. His mother has moved, and I do not have any forwarding information.
But I thank you all sincerely for spending a moment with me, to offer healing thoughts for Gary...wherever he may be.
 
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