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A Life in Days

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Grinch
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0 posted 10-01-2006 04:00 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Grinch


The caterpillar turns and leaves
Grow back and greener to the sun,
To bid new butterflies to brood
Fresh generations in the trees.

The curling maggot born to eat
What deaths caress lays on its plate,
Imprisoned by its hungry ways
Will reap the sky and die in days.

For seven months my sonís been gone
Yet round and round the world ticks on
As countless lives are lived and done
I watch them go yet mourn just one.
© Copyright 2006 Grinch - All Rights Reserved
sandgrain
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1 posted 10-01-2006 04:11 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Nice write.  I'm sorry about your son.  Two of my children have passed away, so I can identify with your words.  It almost seems as though the world should stop when such a terrible trauma takes place.  Time allows you to go on, but life will never be the same again.

   Rae
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2 posted 10-02-2006 09:31 PM       View Profile for ChePacifica   Email ChePacifica   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ChePacifica's Home Page   View IP for ChePacifica

a thoughtful pen you wield poet - well done
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a beautiful heartbeat write
hugs to you
iliana
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4 posted 10-02-2006 11:40 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Grinch, I had no idea you had lost your son.  I am so sorry for your loss.  I'm keeping this poem; it is so special.   ....jo
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5 posted 10-04-2006 11:23 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And it does boil down to just that, doesn't it? Our heads know there is much death and destruction in the world... but our hearts keen our personal agonies. Maybe they would truly break if they tried to beat through still more grief.

I am so sorry for your loss... and hope your days become easier to live.
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And here we are, poets all-the keepers of the words-yet there is none among us that possess the correct combination to ease your grief.

I've not suffered your loss. For this I can only say a prayful "thank you", for I am sure my heart could not endure.

My deepest sympathy for a life gone to early, and my prayers for you to heal.

Sandra
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7 posted 10-04-2006 02:56 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Grinch

To each a small portion of the grief and joy..to see it in all the chaos is what love does.  
Grinch
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8 posted 10-04-2006 03:42 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


I think I should apologise for the confusion I've caused, fortunately I've never lost a son, this effort of mine was simply my interpretation of what it might feel like to do so.

I generally slip on other people's shoes and write about situations I've never had to deal with first hand it's my way of understanding the human condition.

But thanks for the replies.
TomMark
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9 posted 01-06-2008 06:59 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

Grinch, oh Grinch. A nice poem.
 
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