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The coming spring


I can touch buds on spring flowers as they open to greet the sun
Smell a sweet scent in the breeze, as the darkness starts to run 

feel on my cheek  ray's of the sun as life emerges from their bed
I taste the salt from my tears, GONE, is that what they said? 

If come spring my time on earth, should be ended with one word
I will do my best for family, to teach reason and spread your word

How do I teach family of my knowledge, hope God will please employ
How can this man teach his family, when he has lost all hope and joy?

Can the only one on earth to love or share this sorrow with be you 
Lost like falling leaves of spring, moving only when a cold wind blew

Realizing I'm caught between dying and dead just as these leaves
No happiness or joy just asking why, when, what or if I have to leave

Make good use of this man but, children dying take hope from this old boy
grand-child can't live, why should I survive without love, hope and joy?

Death is a thief of a child

"If spring is all the time I have to finish teaching what I know 
I'll teach what I can of life to my family without shedding tears"

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  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:25:00 PM
    A lovely deeply touching write there is great sadness and sorrow in losing a young soul, thank you for sharing this and congrats Tom in our win Blessings are sent your way from my heart to yours. Vienna.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D's "Emotional" contest Tom. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:07:00 PM
    Tom congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 11:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in PD's Contest, Tom! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:10:00 AM
    Tom, congratulations with your emotional poem! Thank you very much for sharing something so emotional with us. Some poems, are tough to express and share out in the open. God Bless. Always~ PD