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Reflections on Grief - VI

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suthern
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0 posted 06-29-2004 12:36 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Remember Me

Grief is not the end for us

It is arrogant, but not omniscient

It cannot know
The power of love
Or understand
That I stand with you
Until the end of time
Though I can touch only your heart
Feel me clasp your hand

It is not omnipotent

Nothing can stop
Stars from singing
Against a velvet sky
Or hush the birds
Greeting another day
I won’t be pushed from your side
Hear me whisper my love

You do not owe it obedience

When it tries to steal your will
Treat it as the petty thief it is
And fling the pickpocket away
It will surely return
But you’ll be stronger every day

However obstinate
It needs permission
To obliterate
Do not cower in its presence
Grief cannot end what a miracle began

Remember we are more
Than flesh and bone
And though you now feel all alone
I am only a breath away

And I am yours forever

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1 posted 06-29-2004 12:42 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

yes!
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2 posted 06-29-2004 12:48 PM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

Breathtaking...these are somewhere out beyond good...book material, if this trend continues. I'm proud of you, Laura -- your growth as a writer is a beautiful thing to watch.

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3 posted 06-29-2004 12:48 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Oh my, ...you got the tears flowing with this wonderful and wise poem...thank you!  
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4 posted 06-29-2004 12:50 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Amazing series here...ending on such an uplifting postive note..
So VERY much enjoyed these suthern.
~Heart Hugs, Nancy~

Something tugs at me, I've no doubt of that.
Something from the sea, whichever one I'm near.
When I stray too far from beachland, it calls me back

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5 posted 06-29-2004 01:38 PM       View Profile for SimplyGold   Email SimplyGold   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SimplyGold

These were beautiful. Truly they were.

Enjoyed these and appreciated the uplifting of the spirit in the finale.

SG

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"When it tries to steal your will
Treat it as the petty thief it is
And fling the pickpocket away
It will surely return
But you’ll be stronger every day

However obstinate
It needs permission
To obliterate
Do not cower in its presence
Grief cannot end what a miracle began

Remember we are more
Than flesh and bone
And though you now feel all alone
I am only a breath away

And I am yours forever"

Oh, you are a wise lady, who writes the most wonderful truths.  So good, suthern!     ....jo
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7 posted 06-29-2004 02:13 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

"Though I can touch only your heart
Feel me clasp your hand"


"And though you now feel all alone
I am only a breath away

And I am yours forever"

Dearest Belle, your loving heart holds an ocean of emotion...

So loving, so tender ~ so you...


EA
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8 posted 06-29-2004 05:18 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

PS: Thank you! *S*

Ratleader: I've never had my name and book mentioned in the same sentence... unless someone was asking about one I'd just read. *S* Thank you, my friend... any growth is directly attributable to the encouragement I've received. *S*

Martie: Your kindness makes this wrung-out feeling worthwhile. *S* Thank you so much!!

Enchantress: I'm so glad you enjoyed! *S* This is one of my favorites... if only because the muse let me play a bit, too... I've been feeling like a stenographer! LOL Thank you so much! *S*

Simply Gold: I can't tell you how much I thank you... or hope this IS the finale! LOL

iliana: There was a time when I couldn't have written this one... whether wisdom or simply belief... I'm glad that time is gone. *S* Thank you so much!!!

EA: I appreciate you always cheering me on more than I can possibly say... I appreciate you seeing the best in me even more. *S* Thank you, my friend... very much. *S*

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It cannot know
The power of love
Or understand
That I stand with you
Until the end of time
Though I can touch only your heart
Feel me clasp your hand

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Do not cower in its presence
Grief cannot end what a miracle began

Remember we are more
Than flesh and bone
And though you now feel all alone
I am only a breath away

And I am yours forever

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ok.... ya got me.....
mothy mascara all over the place...
runny nose...its not a pretty sight..  

You've taken your writing to a higher level with this series..
this poem is the crown jewel of the collection...
It a keeper and its a I WISH I HAD WROTE THIS!!

beautiful expression Ruth... truly.
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10 posted 06-30-2004 12:05 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You have no idea how this series has touched my heart.  Those we have lost are really only a wish away, and sometimes we need a reminder to simply wish, and they are there.  You my dear lady have created something in this series that should be shared by all those who are about to grieve, are grieving, or have never grieved, for it does truly express the sequence of feelings so well.  
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11 posted 07-02-2004 09:56 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

JM: Thank you so very much... I have favorite passages in the others... but I'll admit this is my favorite of the gang. *S*

Mysteria: To know it's touched you means so much to me... I thank you very much!!!
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12 posted 07-06-2004 02:15 PM       View Profile for jellybeans   Email jellybeans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jellybeans

this series is some of your best writing, and that says a lot, for you have some great ones standing
you know how closely they touch, I just hope you know how powerfully they are written
suthern
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13 posted 07-07-2004 04:13 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

jellybeans: I know the power with which they blow through me... the word "husk" comes to mind. *S* Thank you so much, my friend... I wish these were imagination for us. *S*
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enjoyed

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