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'Treasured Commodity'

The reflection says 
you've outgrown us 

I somehow feel sad – 

That which we once had 
has become redundant 

The other side of the coin 
says I should be happy 
‘Cause you've found that inner power,
the ability to go out on your own

and yet letting go
   is like losing 
a part of me 

that object that I’ve grown 
accustomed too –

So I’ll be a bit teary 
even feel a bit used 
but I’ll always be grateful 

no one knew the role you played 
sometimes not knowing 
is a treasured commodity


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  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:16:00 PM
    This is so wonderful, Wilma. You show such wisdom in your writing. how are you feeling since your surgery, sweetie?

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 3:06:00 PM
    Wilma, this is exquisite and beautiful...something a Mother woruld say to her child..just awespme. Love it so much that I'm going to "fav" it. Get well soon and God bless always. Much love, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 3:08:00 PM
    You are an amazing poet. This is a slice of what an Angel you are. Cape Town Honey with a warm loving heart. Dr Michael with bag always ready for a house call. Luv n hugs Michael

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 12:08:00 PM
    I have enjoyed reading your excellent poetry today Wilma. I look forward to reading more of it as time permits. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 10:32:00 AM
    softly intense poesy, wilms... sensitive and full of wisdom.. enjoyed the contrast approach.. best of luck and hugggs!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 4:41:00 AM
    Wilma, this is a very powerful write, with a wonderful message! I really enjoyed the immensity of this poem, it's got a special place in my heart! I just loved the dilemma between letting go and the will to move on! Fantastic poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 4:20:00 AM
    Love these indepth lines Wilma.Check for the typo'roll'.

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 3:10:00 AM
    A fine read, Wilma, depicting the wrench of separation from whatever we had been used to, Jag