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Bereavement Support

My Dad, a pretty ordinary man, Suddenly taken by a heart attack. People are offering all that they can, Cakes and hot casseroles we do not lack, Hard to believe the whole town has our back. Their kindness seems to be never ending The new normal of mine just keeps bending, Focus seems to be on us completely, Thoughtfulness and support, all are sending, Comments of sympathy made so sweetly. Sorry for your loss, just how old was he, Using this information did matter. I reply he was almost eighty-three, The mood changes, I hear idle chatter. Suddenly I feel a great deal sadder, Death is simply another part of life, You should be grateful and not feel such strife. He was old, did not suffer, I was told, My heart bleeds after the cut by this knife. Judging approval of death by age --- cold.
Written July 27, 2012 For Cyndi MacMillan’s contest “Do You Understand” Won 3rd place

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 9:47:00 AM
    Hello Lee... Congratulations on having your poem Featured on the soup's home page. Always & Forever *LINDA*

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:16:00 AM
    Ouch Lee, a cut indeed. A persons age does not make loss easier for many. I couldn't imagine how those words would hurt. Wonderfully deep poem. Definitely a twist at the end.

  1. Date: 8/13/2012 12:27:00 AM
    Very touching poem. I lost my father a few years ago and I still miss him every moment of the day! Congrats on your win!~Tammy~

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 8/13/2012 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Tammy.Lee
  1. Date: 8/7/2012 4:29:00 AM
    Lee~ Wow! I love this. I have dealt with a lot of death both personally and professionally. I lost my mom when I was younger, and now I work in a nursing home. I saw this poem through 2 sets of eyes. Thank you.

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 9:23:00 AM
    Wow, those last lines ..... you said exactly what I have often thought......but never said out loud. How casually death is spoken of.......and sometimes, so quickly forgotten by outsiders, ....unless it is a piece of your heart ...... a very honest poem, Lee.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 11:25:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Lee.

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 6:23:00 PM
    Such a common happening and yet still it hurts..I think as we age..we actually hope for a quick and painless death.[if there is such a thing?] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 4:48:00 PM
    People mean well but some comments at these sad times really can hurt. We are not ready to be thrown out because we are old. Congratulaions on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 8:09:00 AM
    congrats Lee o a superb write and win luv.. an amazing entry.. top notch..

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 5:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 3rd place win in Cyndi's 'You Do Understand" contest Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:48:00 PM
    Lee,, congratulations with your wonderful win in Cyndi's contest... xox~PD

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Lee, I am touched...your write its the shape as well...well, deb

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 4:22:00 AM
    Lee, a very emotive write, good luck..David

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 8:17:00 PM
    An excellent poem in this challenging form.Can feel the emotions.Best wishes.

    Ramage Avatar Lee Ramage
    Date: 7/27/2012 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your kind comments. Lee