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my faraway son

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kaile
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0 posted 07-06-2002 04:24 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for kaile

I am still reeling
from my assertiveness
but I did pack my bags
and set off for Myanmar,
having undertaken
a community service project

Ignorance shielded me
from the harsh
injustices of life

You were to open my eyes
Hands held, we walked around
your village, taking in
barren attap huts
and undernourished children

We spent the days
doing things a language
barrier wouldn't hinder~
You obligingly delighted me
with perfect cartwheels,
I tried to repay you
with long piggybacks

We climbed trees together
And I got cold feet
and stayed inert, watching you
climb all the way, all the while
trying to dismiss the shirt
you wore everyday
and the knowledge that
you were too poor to go to school
My heart ached at your fate
while
my mind marvelled at
how little it took
to make you happy

Dear Win Tun,
it was lovely knowing you
I only hope that
my brief intrusion
into your life
has brought you
similar precious memories
© Copyright 2002 heng kaile - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-06-2002 05:13 PM       View Profile for Krishankins   Email Krishankins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krishankins

It's good to hear that language doesn't keep us from making new friends. I liked this very much!

Krishankins

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2 posted 07-06-2002 05:39 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

THIS is beautiful!
Although it did leave me with a big ole lump in my throat.
I'm sure he remembers you....and smiles.
~Hugs~

~Somewhere in my heart I'm always
dancing with you in the summer rain~

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3 posted 07-06-2002 06:07 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Like this...James
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faterider
A wonderful piece of writing, enjoyed
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a teary one, beautifully and senstively written, faterider...
I am sure that he will never forget you.

~ hugs and tears

Lyra

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

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6 posted 07-07-2002 02:50 PM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

thank you all for reading and for commenting...Not a day goes by without me missing him...while understanding the meaning of "To have loved and lost than not to have loved at all", i ache nonetheless..."if onlys" cloud my mind at times--"if only we had more time together", "if only i have taken more efforts in learning Myanmaese"..

[This message has been edited by faterider (07-07-2002 02:50 PM).]

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7 posted 07-13-2005 11:48 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

I am still reeling
from my assertiveness
but I did pack my bags
and set off for Myanmar,
having undertaken
a community service project

Ignorance shielded me
from the harsh
injustices of life

You were to open my eyes
Hands held, we walked
around your village,
taking in barren attap huts
and undernourished children

We spent the days
doing things a language
barrier wouldn't hinder~
You obligingly delighted me
with perfect cartwheels
I tried to repay you
with long piggybacks

We climbed trees together
I got cold feet and stayed inert,
watching you climb all the way,
trying to dismiss your
trademark tattered shirt
and your inability to attend school
My heart ached at your fate
while my mind marvelled at
how little it took
to make you happy

Dear Win Tun,
it was lovely knowing you
I only hope that
my brief intrusion
into your life
hasnít brought you
much harm

saving my edit here
Cloud 9
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8 posted 07-13-2005 02:04 PM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

this is beautiful...

My son met his dad for the first time in Oct. It had been 9 years since he saw his dad. My son loves him very much. His dad, too, goes through the "what if"'s and "should of"'s. I just tell both of them to live for the moment and enjoy each other.
 
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