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For Diane

For Diane

You are young and so alive
and I am old but with the fire still alive

We come from places far apart
and still we connected at the heart

I have fought the fight you face
it happens in a very frightening place

Your troubles lie within your past
and time moves ever so fast

Slow down time - remember who you really are
you're not the person they say you are
Not the one who's lost control
 or the one who'll never be whole
you are a very special person with a loving soul

Life is a gift most take for granted
and it's true your past life can't be recanted

It happened as you remember it 
With all the pain and all the shit, but you can stop living in it

You can go on by learning to forgive yourself
 and live a life not free of trouble, strife or yearning
but ever still a rewarding life of love and learning

I will help if you ask and I'll get right to it
But for now I love you and pray for your recovery
knowing full well that you can do it

As I have fought and so far have won
you can do so as well
to free yourself from your personal hell

Long after I have passed and left this place
 please know I left remembering your beautiful face

It is the joy of my life to know when I am dead and gone
that you will go on - doing for someone new
what I have tried to do for you

Your special smile tells me we have won
Although a temporary victory it shall always be

As you will learn and I truly believe
"one day at a time" is the key.

I love you and I know you love me.

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful!

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:54:00 AM
    Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet.