Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fear... fleeting

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Fighting for sweet release in fingers too clumsy to hold on, the sand is gone. 

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Death is a Dialogue between
The Spirit and the Dust.
"Dissolve" says Death -- The Spirit "Sir
I have another Trust" --

Death doubts it -- Argues from the Ground --
The Spirit turns away
Just laying off for evidence
An Overcoat of Clay.

~ Emily Dickinson
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I will be attending another funeral tomorrow.  
(That is number 10 this school year...it has to be a record.)

Violent, sick with self loathing death blinds us and whispers evil.  

We don't belong, they will be better without us.  

Lies and untruths.  

After the casseroles are gone 
the visitors have returned home is when they will learn to live without you.

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11 comments:

  1. ::hug:: I can't imagine having that many funerals to go to. I pray that you find comfort during these hard times. I know you don't know me well, but if you need to email vent or anything... I'm here. ::hug::

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  2. Take care. I hate funerals.

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  3. Oh, my heart goes out to you and yours. So difficult.

    You worked this post well. I like the inclusion of Emily Dickenson.

    Hugs and Prayers going your way ...

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  4. A modern and gorgeous take. Thanks. My potluck: http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/outline/

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  5. bless you ..
    eloquent illustration of life's uncertainty.

    love the images you choose.
    Happy Potluck!

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  6. Sorry to hear about your loss - I experienced something similar, at the advent of the 21st century. My prayers are with you.

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  7. *hugs* I am so sorry for your loses. Your poem is stunning and heart-breaking

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  8. A compelling write - I loved the image choice and the inclusion of Dickenson

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  9. A difficult time when life takes sudden turns. Hugs and prayers to you. I enjoyed your poem,the images, and Emily Dickenson's poem.

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  10. Sorry for the hard times this year.

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  11. I so hope you know the road beyond.

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