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Losing my aunt

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Losing my aunt

I fall into the darkness.
The flames of hell wrap around 
It's hard to breath.
The smoke suffocates me.
Then I see a hand from above. 
I reach for the hand. 
I see the light again.  
My wings have spread out. 
I'm flying and soaring through 
the skies. 
I'm in heaven and I'm happy. 
I see her.  
It's not your time she says. 
I frown, but he hugs me and 
It'll be alright. 
So I go back. 
I go back to a life wondering. 
Will it ever be alright.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 10:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Carmen. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 2:18:00 PM
    Awww really touching and heart felt poem. You feel bad about losing a loved one but it's ok to get on with your life. Really lovely poem, enjoyed reading it thank you Carmen x