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To say good-bye

The cars gathered at the neighbors house now,
was not long ago, the sight seem the same.
To say “good-bye” to a young cousin somehow,
forever through time, the heart broken will remain.

The roads they traveled, took them to dead ends,
we should never have to bury our youth.
Cul-de-sac of life, on this they cannot win,
withdrawn from family, they become so recluse.

Fallen so fast into the dungeon of life,
Innocence taken and forever gone.
They just took a wrong turn, did not know strife,
could come back to love ones, even when wrong.

The family will be forever changed,
memories and plans will be rearranged

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 10:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the PoetrySoup Site October Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Judy. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:47:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Judy! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:27:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/10/2009 1:03:00 PM
    a very sad happening! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 4:15:00 PM
    Congrats on your feature write this week! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:04:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 11:47:00 AM
    Interesting reflection. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Enjoy your honor. Keep on writing!! Karen

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 3:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Judy. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 8:55:00 AM
    Wow I can relate...Thank you Judy...I will endure ( I have the last 6 1/2) I have 18 months left. God bless you as well..Jimmy

  1. Date: 10/5/2009 2:33:00 PM
    Hi hun, Such a heartfelt write. It's the hardest thing in the world when we lose someone we love. As you say it forever changes things. I'm so happy you are writing for this really helps bring into focas the things we can change and those we can't and help us endure with love. I'm sending good thoughts to you and your family at this difficult time and a siber hug. Keep writing and I'll keep reading. Take care hun, Love Light Truth Patty

  1. Date: 10/4/2009 8:13:00 AM
    What a heartbreaking poem. It sounds like it is based on a true family and their loss. Each year, when I read of another lost child in the paper, my heart cries for the family and the heartbreak...as your poem said...forever changed, and plans forever rearranged. ~ Carrie