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Bye Gones

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Bye Gones

A full heart chokes
too full to feel
anything but broken.
Seems all is lost
and only phantoms linger
must I remain?

A hollow husk, a remnant
yet, engorged and choking 
on maudlin memories lingering
I cannot stop the feelings
the haunted thoughts of loss
surrounded by what’s broken.

Rise up, wrap, beribboned breaks 
yes, I must remain
for others have a need not lost
in pointless, pitiful sobs and choking.
Regain, search, reform to feel
the worth of love which lingers.

A man child grown who has lingered
past the vows which broke 
too full, still, with anger of his own to feel
I must remain 
anxious, prone, and choking
for forgiveness must not be lost.

Let it be forgiveness loosing
let sweet reminiscence linger
un-choked
let the bond of love live unbroken
though soon I must go and he remain
and naught will be left to feel.

For there are many types of feelings
and many ways to lose
what remains
what lingers
the broken
chokings.

Be gone death and loss
remain but joy a lingering
repair my broken life un-choked by grief.



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  1. Date: 12/30/2011 10:53:00 AM
    This is beautiful, Debs!! If this were a parcel, the last stanza would certainly be the ribbon and bow holding it all together.:) Lots to feel and consider in this piece...can bring hope and aspiration to the reader!! Wishing you love and good fortune! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 12/23/2011 1:08:00 AM
    Amazing...the thought process of extreme sadness. Yet you remain a strength and a friend to many. Thank you for your friendship, which is a beacon in dark times. God bless your sweet and caring heart. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 12/20/2011 7:09:00 AM
    simply beautiful... great job Debbie...

  1. Date: 12/19/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Last nine lines shows the clear picture of the former. Loved it the lines, particularly, 'For there are...........Chokings. Thanks, my friend for this another new one. bl

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 8:16:00 PM
    I love the style in which you have written this poem Debbie, it makes every word fall into place, enjoyed your work, love and light, vie

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Create A Quote that Will Stand Through The Ages..

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 3:55:00 PM
    Smarty.........A 1-3 line write on a quote re: poetry ~ an intricate facet.....ya what you said....your making me laugh//only your best deb....lol......//I hope my the(3) poems/quotes/verse'z I posted gives you an idea~Please O please let me know. good day~

    Parise Avatar Rick Parise
    Date: 12/18/2011 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I don't know how "THE" got in there..
  1. Date: 12/18/2011 3:48:00 PM
    Yes i see...still you have by far half the battle won here Debbie, you have confronted what you must i think..? and thats what counts..yours Joe..)

  1. Date: 12/18/2011 3:21:00 PM
    Wow, thats deep...........where a small lingering facet of hope calls...for sight not blinded altogether........Enjoyed !(imagery +)