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Thanksgiving ---Sad

Since February
When doctors removed his legs
He has not been home.
Coming home for Thanksgiving
Phone rings-- "Stan died in his sleep".

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 3:39:00 PM
    such a sad write, Joyce. Hope you are having a good week, my friend xx

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 9:08:00 PM
    This is very sad Joyce, hoping you are well... Linda

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:55:00 PM
    It's that time of life for so many, my sympathies Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:56:00 AM
    A well deserved win Joyce. Thank you for revealing such an intimate part of your spirit. I also wish to send you a Christmas hug.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 5:06:00 PM
    so glad to see this sad but powerful write was a winner, Joyce. Hope you're having a great weekend x

  1. Date: 12/13/2013 1:12:00 PM
    very sad. i'm sorry. but look on the bright sideheaven heals all wounds.i'd rather be there too.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Oh this nearly brought a tear Joyce...congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 3:59:00 PM
    Joyce, I was very curious if this was a person in your life. As I read it, it seemed like something very personal and real. Is it fictional? or was it a family member? Sad one. Congrats in my contest.

  1. Date: 12/12/2013 8:40:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. This is so sad, the anticipation that is cut short.

  1. Date: 12/7/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Very sad indeed.Best wishes in the contest Joyce.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 1:53:00 AM
    Sad ending of this guy, Stan. JM

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 12:10:00 AM
    If it is for the contest, you wrongly named form as senryu instead of Tanka.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 12:09:00 AM
    Very touchy and sad, Joyce