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A Broken Pot

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Larry C
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Broken Pot
By Larry Chadwick
In memory of Ginger Michelle

I placed your picture on the table in stained wood,
But I framed your memory in my heart with love.
And while your loss has stained my life,
The strength you gave fits my mind like a glove.

In my thoughts I have assembled all the pieces I recall,
Trying to be honest to the truth of who you were.
And like a repaired broken pot with seams that remain,
It has a beauty that gives me strength to endure.

So I abandoned the despair that first arrived,
In favor of a grief that lets me carry on.
And as for suffering in hopelessness and despair,
I rejected those options even though you were gone.

While that repaired broken pot is missing some parts,
And it no longer serves the purpose for which it was made,
I relish that it evokes memories of the past,
A reminder that even now I will never trade.
October 14, 2006




If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
© Copyright 2006 Larry Chadwick - All Rights Reserved
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Larry,

  She would be so proud of you for picking up the pieces.  You eloquently share how the purpose of the pot changes and how we must adjust.  You bring your love of Ginger alive to us, causing us to appreciate love to the fullest.  Thank you for sharing what's in your heart.

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Hugs, for the spirit of Ginger you've shared with love, and echoing what Cathy misce just said.
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you write of her so beautifully, so vividly, it can be felt through the screen
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Larry, although I have not the loss of a child, my sister and father have gone on to a better place. I can feel what you feel in what remains and can only hold onto all the good times I remember to keep going on~~

love and comforting thoughts
M
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Larry~
Memories are the 'glue' that mends the broken pot~
Thank goodness for a place to store them~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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Larry, a most wonderful poem of remember.
I know you miss Ginger so much that it must be unbearable at times.
Hold fast to those memories..they will see you through.
And she is so proud of you!
Heart hugs, Nancy


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Larry C
Well done my friend you are on the right road.
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beautifully written

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Larry, this one made me tear up.  There is so much warmth here, along with determination.  It would be a disservice to her to let the pot stay broken.  You have done well.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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Larry...you and Ginger are very special parts of Pip....and Michelle and I don't feel so alone.  
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loss...of someone, so dear, so special...

I have trouble with the words, but I think I find that I, too, am becoming a mosaic of sorts, as I sift and sort the pieces, and vehemently hold them as not just mine, but part of a "new me" that I pray will be suitable to share with everyone.

I love you Larry.

Thank you for your wisdom, always tempered with kindness.
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Larry, just .......jo
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Thanks for sharing your hearts concerns...hugs...James
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Cathy,
Such tender kindness means more than you can possibly know. Thank you.

Kacy,
Well sis your sweetness is much appreciated. Bless you.

Dixie,
You are indeed generous. Thanks.

M,
Yes it is much like that. Though I find comfort in recalling more than just the good times. Odd, I suppose. And bless you for keeping their memory current in your heart.

Marge,
So true dear lady, so true. And I'll always take as many huglets as I can get.

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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Nancy,
Yes, for sure. Though the moments are intense and surprising they are brief. Thank you for being such a faithful friend.

Sy,
For your encouragement I am more appreciative then I can express.

The Lady,
Thanks so much.

Nan,
You are the best. If only I could explain how much such support means. Thank you.

Martie,
Oh my goodness how I know what you mean. You two are so special to 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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Karen,
Suitable? Oh dear friend it is far more than suitable. Always your friendship surprises and pleases me. You rock and you mean so much to me. &

iliana,
Just know... it's more than enough. Thank you.

James,
And thank you for caring enough to stop by. 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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17 posted 10-19-2006 12:50 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I know it has to be feeling good to write out the poetry for her, as I do the same for Jenna, but if only we could hold the vessel right just one more time right?     You keep her spirit alive in your words, and that is a gift, to you both.
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Sharon,
Indeed. But alas... And thank you for your faithful friendship.

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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It's so easy to remember only the good... but that gives a false picture... and, I think, leaves us with less. It is the fullness of the person that touched our hearts, that left a hole... and even their flaws have a place in our memories... in our healing. This is a beautiful tribute! *S*
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Ruthie,
Thank you so much. You are sooo right. That is such a major part of my belief. I so appreciate your acknowledgement of that and for taking the time to read.

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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I chose to read this poem because of the title.  I did not know the subject matter.  But having read it I am at a loss for words because I know that you put your soul in it.  Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Earl,
I used to do a lot of frivilous writing and telling the stories of years gone by with my family. But eight years ago when my daughter died and ten weeks later I buried my dad. I gravitate towards more serious things. Thanks for the kind words.

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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