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Clachan Duich

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suthern
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0 posted 12-29-2006 02:58 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for suthern

Clachan Duich

If miles could melt away
Id be at your side,
Mingling tears with other mourners

But the Highlands' beauty
Wears the bleak shroud of alone;
Ive only memories

You gave a dress ruffled pink,
The epitome of femininity I was not
But I loved how you saw me

Always special in your eyes,
I became the daughter you chose
When your womb bore only sons

Such love sustained me as I dissolved
Into a toy with voice unheard
In your arms, there was no shame

We laughed at how much you talked -
And how the nickname "Ditsy" was deserved
I would love to hear your laughter now

You would have understood the quiet call
That drew me to these cold stones
Marking those who were of our blood

Secure in belonging to them and you
I sing a song of grace
Giving thanks you graced my life

The hills echo a jubilant harmony
As the clan welcomes you home

And my voice cracks with grief

In loving memory of my aunt, Faye Marshall Holdt

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suthern,
A loving tribute to someone you loved.
I'm sure somehow she was reading over your shoulder.
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Beautiful tribute
Kethry
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suthern,
it seems you don't have to kiss the Blarney to have the gift of words. This poem is astounding in its depth. Every time I read you I appreciate the heart of your spirit more. Send me photos either by snail mail or email.

a good commitee can decimate communication.

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A loving tribute suthern.
Beautifully penned.

Sing in me muse...
and through me tell the story~

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Oh how this aches! They say the separation isn't forever, but that's cold comfort when the separation is now and forever is so long in coming.

But remember, Laura Ruth, even forever can be very short.

~~(>   ~~(>  ~~( >    ~~~(ER>
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Beautifully expressed...she sounds like a wonderful woman who influenced another wonderful woman...you!

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This poem is great, and is going to my personal file well done.
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I became the daughter you chose
When your womb bore only sons

Such love sustained me as I dissolved
Into a toy with voice unheard
In your arms, there was no shame

~*~

No greater love, than to be adopted
by heart.  



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Ruth....a heart song...I understand the words of love.  
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SweetFriend~
I feel the sad of your loss ... yet read of the beautiful influence she had on you through your words~

May your blessings be many ...
the heartaches few~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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"I became the daughter you chose
When your womb bore only sons"

your words climb into the heart
and cry suthern

lovely

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oh lady. I just have no words...this is so beautiful...so sad...between the 2 of us if we had a vase to put black flowers...it would be overfull...sigh...
*shakes her head*
I love you
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Suthern I guess I missed this one.I feel it should be brought back to the top to keep your aunt in memory here. martyjo
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suthern,

   I really like how you control the speed and emotion with which I read your poetry.  It always leaves me in deep thought.  A very beautiful and sincere tribute.

miscellanea
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Beloved one I came here seeking beauty and knowing I would find it I searched on your name. What she saw, I see, you are incredibly beautiful, in spirit, in truth and in my soul. No one can read you and not see the beauty that surrounds you like a veil. Your words echo the truth of your soul and I love you for that quality.

Truly an outstandingly beautiful piece of poetry, I so wish I had your ability to see and write real beauty.

Love and warm stuff
As always
Mushy
x x x x x x x

Tomorrow is another day I don't know what it holds
but I can face the future with courage brave and bold

Footprints In My Heart
Kethry

 
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