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Grandmoth knows the way

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Grandmoth knows the way

She lies exhausted,
her wings half spread,
her past strewn widely
behind her.

Grandmother, the children pick you up,
hold you in their hands
to see how you would fly again.

You yearn for the white light
where the barely-heard beloved voices are;
the danger of life is becoming a threat.

Your wings flicker,
the light in your eyes is growing,
there is a great white light in the night.
fly now.

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  1. Date: 11/24/2008 8:58:00 PM
    Hello Carrie - Thank you for your graceful comments. I find it interesting that you found deeper meaning in the poem after re-looking at it. I strive for a form that combines simplicity with a degree of profundity. - Enjoy your day :)

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 8:56:00 PM
    One more comment on this poem...the deeper meaning here, in these beautiful expressed words of yours, is to let that loved one fly, if it is their time....a hard thing to do...letting them go. You made that journey seem so peaceful and comforting. I will remember this one. ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 8:44:00 PM
    Thank you De Waal for your Thanksgiving wishes, and your comment on my poem. I've been reading more of yours, and they are outstanding ...this one has such a deeper meaning, than at first glance. You are wonderful here, in this bittersweet poem. So thoughtful and well done. (and although you do not have Thanksgiving celebrations where you are....I wish you a bountiful day of happiness, regardless. Thank you for your kind words.) ~ Best wishes, Carrie