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Laid to Rest

I had yearned for it all my life -
That simple gesture
That finally healed
The open wound
That for years
In a silent stream
That fell Between
The cracks in
You and I
When with a gentle sigh
You looked 
Into my eyes
Held my hand
And kissed my fingertips
The day
Before you died


Author:  Elaine George

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  1. Date: 7/9/2010 7:31:00 PM
    Hi there dear Lainie--this write of yours touched my heart as well-- I do think that you've conveyed your emotions quite well in this one too--I'm so sorry as well for your loss over your dad--losing someone we love is indeed one of the hardest things in life-and writing just helped me a lot-- thank you again for your touching comments-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2010 8:56:00 AM
    heartfelt poem, well done! enjoyed

  1. Date: 7/8/2010 7:39:00 AM
    Congrats. Sad, but beautiful

  1. Date: 7/8/2010 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations Lainie on your win in Frank Herrera's contest "Images". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 5:50:00 AM
    Congrats Lainie on your HM in the Images contest with this awesome and most powerful write.. enjoy your very special honor my friend.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii.. I posted a new blog last night with some vacation photos and some of my four sons and three grand cute.. if u want a little island magic today go view.. more postings in a few days till all are seen..luv..AlohA

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 6:49:00 PM
    So powerful, Lainie!! thanks for telling me.

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:37:00 PM
    Fifth poem I've ever fav.'ed, such beauty, maybe one day I can write like that:) Keep sharing, I'll keep reading

  1. Date: 7/5/2010 10:36:00 AM
    goodness, Elaine.....I so understand this incredible image....words can't do justice to this beauty.... fav....jimbo

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 10:08:00 AM
    Very touching. In case you're watching, here's wishing you a happy Fourth. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/4/2010 12:30:00 AM
    Oh, my gosh, Elaine this is true? What an image to have remain for you. This is just so awesome. I sure miss not having a steady diet of you here at the Soup. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 10:07:00 PM
    Dear Lady Elaine, YOU created tears in my eyes with this Sad POETIC Masterpiece Good Luck in the Contest although YOUR POETIC Wisdom and Talent should bring YOU to the Winners Circle LOVE ALWAYS YOUR Liege...HG

  1. Date: 7/3/2010 1:40:00 PM
    Oh, Lainie, I'm so glad the expression of love you needed for so long finally came. Too bad it had to come so late, but it did heal the wound, didn't it? Excellent poem, dear, and it's great to see you posting again. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/2/2010 12:11:00 AM
    A beautiful picture poem ,with the superb denouement Elaine.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 3:03:00 PM
    as if love would say "I was there all the time." jhl

  1. Date: 7/1/2010 2:24:00 PM
    So lovely yet so sad too Lainie ... hope all is well with u your intro is so ultra dramatic ending with a sweet crescendo .. enjoyed.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii .. on vacation.. a little while longer...AlohA..