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The Duration of Mourning

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Below is the poem entitled The Duration of Mourning which was written by poet Don Schaeffer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Duration of Mourning

I hear the murmuring.
Is it the strength

ebbing away? Just
damned inconvenience,

when adulthood fails.
It's like the days

from my memory.
How fear wells up

with all its push-me-
pull-me.

Push-me-pull-me
waiting for rest.

Another's sorrow so
becomes my own.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Thank you Carol

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 1:10:00 PM
    It was such a pleasure to read your poetry today Don. I hope to be able in the next few weeks to find the time and energy to read and comment. May you walk through the garden of inspiration and continue to write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol