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Even now, watching you,
I try to gather the essence of your life.

Memoirs locked tightly in
A jar that clenches our united 
Soul, when I look at you.
Don’t let go.

Already gone, does your spirit
edge away?
Now when I should be saying
Do I bitterly turn my back.

It’s killing me, stealing the 
Part of me that is you.

So I close my eyes
Hoping not to see,
What It’s done to you.

So I remember who you are,
Each time I play-
Pretend you are still here.

So I gather the essence of 
your life
to erase the reality of 
your death.

Even now, when I can still
Say goodbye,
I prepare memoirs of,
Your eulogy

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  1. Date: 12/5/2010 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contetst of Ryland, tara

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 4:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 5:10:00 AM
    Congratulations Tara on your win in Ryland Matthew's "My Darkest Hour" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 12:22:00 AM
    Awesome write Tara! Congratulations on your success in the contest ;-) Wilma

  1. Date: 11/27/2010 12:07:00 PM
    Tara, Congratulations on this great poem's success. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 11/27/2010 8:30:00 AM
    What a powerful line, Tara: "So I gather the essence of your life to erase the reality of your death." Many people can relate to this heartfelt poem. Congratulations on your placement in Ryland's contest. Peace and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/27/2010 7:01:00 AM
    Congrats Tara on your HM in Ryland's contest with this rare beauty entry ..enjoy a wonderful honor today with luv and a happy weekend too..

  1. Date: 11/27/2010 6:12:00 AM
    Congratulation on this honorable win in the contest, tara