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Fragile Flight

Fragile Flight Our fleshly vessel wears with the years While the spirit remains forever young The days of wear begin to scream for freedom From pain so intense the mind cannot overcome Although the spirit is healthy, racking pain Consumes our thought patterns and that small Still voice becomes a flicker in comparison To the gripping pain these frailties produce Those around them do not want to face the Helplessness they feel and slowly disappear From their lives leaving them to perish alone Forgetting that their needs were once covered By the very person, they now have no time for Yet, when they need, the other is still there to help Tears of loneliness and loss flood their face Knowing those who have abandoned the other Find safety for their feelings behind comments like “I want to remember them as they were” Hence leaving the other to dwindle away Alone and hungry for the human contact Of their once close friends and family Are left waiting alone in the wings For the Collector of Souls to come Carole Cookie Arnold 2010

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  1. Date: 8/4/2011 4:04:00 AM
    Sorry Carole. I didn't mean to prattle on with my last comment but I ran out of characters. This was a very good write. As you can see, it struck a chord with me. I can only assume that you have had some kind of personal experience in the matter. I hope that your poem sends a message to others involved in such a situation will make a little room in their life to help the ones who raised them. Or at least just make a visit now and then. You wrote very well. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 4:17:00 PM
    I love this poem... My boy is 3 1/2.... and a man he will be one day.

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    Date: 7/28/2011 4:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    sorry. commented on wrong poem... although this poem is wonderful as well!! "Fleshly vessel" perfect choice in words.... We are souls... our true nature.:)
  1. Date: 7/25/2011 1:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Cookie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/17/2011 8:29:00 AM
    An elegant and philosophic poem. I enjoyed reading it. Welcome as a new Premium Member, Keep writing and sharing your work.

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 8:07:00 AM
    Sad to see someone go in terrible pain when they had been such a great vital person while alive..Even sadder those that can't comfort those left to deal with the loss of the loved one..Enjoyed your work..Great choice of topics upon which to write..Welcome as a premium member..Sara