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Last Goodbyes

Nobody knew it would be their last goodbye
On a day not unlike many others
The sun still ascending into the sky
Waving goodbye to their fathers and mothers
No warning to give a prolonged hug
Or to repeat, “I love you” again
No reason to put aside the coffee mug
To kiss them as the day did begin
Nobody knew of the tragedy just hours away
And the thin ice upon which we walk
The torment of wondering if your child is okay
The breaking of a parent’s heart
Watching parent and child reunited
While others still stand there alone
Feeling guilty to be so excited
That your child will be coming home
Twenty plus angels ascended to heaven
On the river of a nation’s tears
Be thankful for every day you are given
To hug your children throughout the years

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 1:43:00 PM
    wow great minds must think alike I just wrote a poem called mortals bleed. about the same subject. Your rendition is a lot better then mine :)

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 10:16:00 AM
    Joe, really difficult subject, very well done...David

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:52:00 PM
    A heartbreaking write that touches the soul, thanks for writing this and sharing. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:38:00 PM
    this is an awesome poem about a very tragic event. One of the best I have read here on this topic. Bless you for writing a poem this sincere, Joe.