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For Jeanne Marie

Oh god was quick; so were we
to come so unexpectedly. 
In final sleep we held your hand;
wept shocked tears in neverland.

Awakened, you to daylight, 
how cruel his sun so bright,
to darken day before the moon,
before was quite not afternoon.

©Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
October 10, 2012

Copyright © kathryn collins

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:49:00 AM
    We never know what's around the corner..make your "goodbyes" last. Hugs, Holly

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 7:50:00 PM
    Your final two lines are so powerful, and your first verse the work of a brilliant poet... God bless, Keith

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 3:03:00 PM
    It sometimes seems - like - sudden! A gem, Kathy. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 2:00:00 AM
    Saw this one at PFT and it's just as awesome seeing it over here. You do beautifully with sad poems.

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 6:57:00 PM
    Hi Kathryn - You write about this sad experience in such a sensitive and beautiful way. I agree that sometimes, depending upon what is going on in our lives, that what is usually seen as a positive like sun - feels like a cruel joke. - Gail

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 8:42:00 AM
    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my latest....we have much in common...lost my only son at age 21 in 2001 at the hands of a drunk driver...nothing worse than losing a's backwards...we're supposed to go before them...have a good day, my friend - Tim

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 5:35:00 PM
    So sad yet so beautiful....please forgive my assumption but this sounds very much like the loss of a child...have a wonderful evening, Kathyn - Tim