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Optically Improved
By Larry Chadwick

They were my days of innocence,
Redefined when seen through spectacles of grief.
Lenses that were fitted just for me,
Polished by my faith and my belief.

Adjusted by the experience of repetition,
One loss for each lense.
The past tweaked by the present,
Minimizing the meaning of whims.

Nearsightedness corrected,
But farsightedness totally improved.
And the matter of hindsight,
Theoretically disproved.

Acknowledging adjustments may be required,
No further correction is being sought.
I accept the treatment that was imposed,
Sharp focused vision from what grief has wrought.

October 13, 2004



If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
© Copyright 2004 Larry Chadwick - All Rights Reserved
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Humming an old favorite of mine
"I can see clearly now...
It's gonna be a bright,
bright sun shiney day"
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Kacy,
How ironic. We played that song by Johnny Nash at Ginger's funeral. It was on the radio as I drove away from the cemetery in the rain after she was buried. So appropriate. Peace...

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Larry

I think you and I go to the same eye doctor.  
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excellent write Larry
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Every time, Larry, you do this every time. I'm not sure how, really. But I'm glad.

It's as if the innocence is only made so by their smile and I'm not sure if it's different now because of the pain, or because they aren't there to make it beautiful anymore. I think you know what I mean. And you're right, vision is better now and it's wonderful to be able to see, with such humble and sincere clarity, exactly how great they were... and how much greater we are because of them.

Um, did I mention I love this write? Of course, that's no surprise   Well done, Larry. And thank you. Take care...

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.
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Martie,
Indeed we do. And I hope he soon goes out of business. Peace...


Aenimal,
Thank you sir. Much appreciated.

Alyssa,
You don't need a dad, do you? You are medicine for my healing heart. Bless you.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Some prescriptions are rougher on us than others, aren't they?

Beautiful write, my friend. *S*

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I loved the manner in which you expressed lessons learned through trials - and the vision obtained through the experience -

Well done

Susan

Happiness isn't something that happens to you, it's created from within you.  Joy is a state of mind.

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Ruth,
So true, so true. Thank you.


Susan,
Thank you so much.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Ah, for those salad days....green and mixed-up...and equally good with or without dressing.....

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Ratleader,
LOL

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Larry?

so when do I get my vision corrected, hmm?
*grin*

Beautiful writing
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Hi Larry!

Just dropped in and found your poem and I was touched by your writing as usual.  The lessons of grief are beyond painful but produce such wisdom  and understanding, especially in you, my friend.

Shenachie
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And the matter of hindsight,
Theoretically disproved.


this entire specticle (smiles) made me grin

Good one!
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Larry~

I so don't read you enough..

I am trying to correct that.

You are a beautiful person.

"cast me gently into the morning, for the night has been unkind"
~Sarah McLachlan~

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littlewing,
It will happen all too soon! And bless you dear girl it is a joy to see you here.


Shenachie,
Thank you dear lady. You are such a blessing to this site. Peace.


Lee,
Excellent pun! And thank you.


Susan,
Wow! Such kind words. You are a dear for thinking so and thank you for telling me.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Clever way of saying what you did!  Am I surprised?  Heavens no!  It's always good to read your thoughts.  Have a great week, Larry.
               misc'a
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Cathy,
Oh stick around I may just shock you one day! And thank you dear lady. Hope you have an excellent week as well.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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glad I came back for this
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nicely done Mr C....

wisdom and sharper vision often come from our losses...

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Dixie,
Me too. And thank you for taking the time.


Cpat Hair,
Indeed it does. And thank you for your nice words and taking the time.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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