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your shell's a delicate, dry
and brittle casing,
soon shed.
age accumulates and,
exiled and bewildered --
all free choice fled --
death's an unknown terror.
You miss your home,
cannot understand how,
to those who once bent to your will,
you've faded to a shadow,
powerless, almost forgot,
a consequence of the natural order.
Enjoy the moments in the sun,
your food, your precious life's breath
that I listen for at night.
I cling, and mourn your life --
so changed.
Your stroke
has paralyzed us both...
my pity, cloaked in love,
is but another grievous wound
you bear.

Copyright © Leo Larry Amadore

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  1. Date: 4/27/2011 8:41:00 PM
    A deep moving poem.. Enjoyed your poem:-) take care..p.d.

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 5:00:00 PM
    Larry my comments are not working. Anne Rutherford

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 4:58:00 PM
    LARRY , sad and heartfelt poem, the line ,Your stroke has parlyzed us both. is mounumental. You got the feelings down that we all feel yet do not verbalize. aewsome writing. Anne

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 9:41:00 AM
    This is going to be a tough contest...Another great piece