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Poet deVine
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0 posted 09-26-2002 10:17 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A few months ago, I wrote this poem for another poet whose mother was dying of cancer and needed some uplifting (and she did not have faith in God):


Seek not the light at the end of the tunnel
passing life here, in tornado’s funnel
No brave songs trip from this tongue
no incantations bring forever young

Bravery is not just a soldier’s right
but given to you as you suffer this fight
no medal placed upon weary breast
but satisfaction that you’ve done your best

The love reflected in your children’s eyes
is proof you lived and your heart survives
take each moment as it is and hold it dear
face each day with honor’s fear
Yesterday, I got an email from someone who had read it and wanted to know if I would allow her to read it at her own mother's funeral. I of course said yes.

I have been blocked lately and getting worried about my ability as a writer - I questioned whether or not to just give up as it seems very little 'inspires' me lately and when I get an inspiration, I can't do anything about it. So this request really made my day. I may not be able to write for some time, but at least I have a bit more confidence in myself...sigh. Thanks for letting me vent!
serenity blaze
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1 posted 09-26-2002 10:49 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sad, but what an honor to know that your words are a comfort to those who mourn.

It's a beautiful poem Sharon, written with your lovely compassion and generous heart.

bsquirrel
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2 posted 09-26-2002 01:04 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

The block is only in the mind, Sharon.
The words, however, are the *heart*.

Beautiful...
Irie
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3 posted 09-26-2002 02:09 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

This is a beautiful message Sharon.
I'm glad it's made your day, and you know what? I think that
you're insperation will be back soon!  
Hugs


~Sheri

"Don't wait for your ship to come in ...
Swim out to it"

[This message has been edited by Irie (09-26-2002 03:25 PM).]

Kit McCallum
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4 posted 09-26-2002 03:04 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

"The love reflected in your children’s eyes
is proof you lived and your heart survives"

This piece is beautiful Sharon ... and what a wonderful response to hear back on your work. It's inspiring to know that your words are warming another's heart, miles away.

Best wishes,
/Kit
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5 posted 09-26-2002 05:47 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

If that happened to me, it'd make my day too. And the Muse ALWAYS comes back....trust me!

God bless America, my home sweet home.

 
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