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All Our Sons

First it was you then:
your mom's best friend
one week later
our best friend's
one month later
your best aunt's
one year later…

one week
one month
one year
domino effect...
Yes, first it was you now:
Your good friend
who struggled and fought 
who will fight nevermore
who struggled and fought
the devil's demons of grief
and took his own life
savage irony...

All our sons
All are gone

Cannot judge
Cannot question
Cannot ask why
Why again…

In memory of Marshall D : 1980 -2013

Copyright © Tim Ryerson

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  1. Date: 9/25/2014 11:03:00 AM
    Heartfelt write Tim! Congrats on awesome win!

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 1:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this heart wrenching poem Tim.

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 9:50:00 AM
    Heartbreaking and true stories are the ones that grab the heart, and say the most... This one says it all ......

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 7:57:00 AM
    Boy these are sad entries! Hope all's well cher? Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 6:25:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 1:23:00 AM
    heartbreaking write Tim - am having to read these poems in dribs and drabs they are making me too sad:-) many congrats:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 9/22/2014 11:56:00 PM
    many congrats Tim on your win in PD's contest

  1. Date: 9/22/2014 9:30:00 PM
    Tim, Congratulations, :) enjoy your win, and stop by my latest blog "We Will Never Know" if you have time, or if you'd like. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 2:29:00 AM
    Remembering this one. And wishing you a good night. I am so ready for bed now!!! Maybe I can actually sleep past six hours for once!!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Tim - I am chilled and think of my Jeannie's friends. If they died my heart would break again as a piece of her would be lost again. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 3:20:00 PM
    Oh Tim........had I not found this poem, I could not forgive myself for telling you that I understand this kind of grief. When it touches so close to cannot be someone's else's pain to endure. I'm so so sorry.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Tim, I don't pretend to know all the answers....... I don't even know all the questions. I do know that a firm faith in God Almighty has seen me through many trials and much tribulation. This is a beautiful tribute. Your pain is well documented and my heart aches with you. Jake

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 1:16:00 AM
    Heartbreaking, Tim, and such a moving tribute to your son's friend. It's seems senseless for God to take a man so young. I pray he and your son are reunited in Heaven and you are comforted by His love. Hugs to you, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Tim, sometimes I stay away from emotional poems. I once wrote a poem , called..."UNTIL there was NONE." one by one --all gone... such a sad feeling, to know someone always follows right behind. A heartfelt poem from your heart to Daniel's (rip) childhood friend... God Bless you Tim, your son is proud... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 3:11:00 PM
    wow Tim this is powerful poetry, such sadness, such emotion.....

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 12:14:00 PM
    grief takes over me, tim... i lost two brothers and i so can relate... such a defining work; yes, we seem to not know why..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Soooo sad, Tim. I have to say you're surrounded by much grief yet you manage to remain cheerful. Way to go, my friend. Soupmail. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 7:18:00 AM
    It is tough to lose so many loved ones, whether through illness or ill times death, we clutch our fists tight watch them bleed, we think no one knows, but be assured my dearest Tim, he hears your laments, and when your day will come, he will cradle you like a new born babe in his loving arms,until then, sending you the warmest hug I could find, in the corner of my heart, xxx p.s. glad I make you laugh,

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 12:58:00 AM
    tim, is this true?? it's so sad. I hope you will soupmail me about this one!!