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letting go

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letting go

Letting go. 

And she asked me, her head so small on the official,   
white pillow that had a blue stamp on in case someone 
wanted to steal the beddings… do you believe in God?
Mother the old hardened communist asking me this.
I saw in her eyes she wanted reassurance that this was 
Not the end that something beyond beckoned that her
hard life had not been in vain. I´m a poet a teller of lies
I told her a long story. At the end she smiled and said:
Son, I have always loved you but I never knew when you 
you were telling the truth. She was at ease and when 
dawn came she silently slipped anchor and sailed away
to a sea unknown, but I know I shall meet her there on
Nirvana´s shore where love is a whispering ripple and
and our life together be retold.    

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  1. Date: 12/10/2012 3:33:00 PM
    Jan, hard to let go...pd

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 12/10/2012 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    but we must
  1. Date: 12/10/2012 8:39:00 AM
    Dear Jan - Sometimes I lie so convincingly I believe what I think and don't know if I'm lying or not. You too? love, Kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 12/10/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    well yesi tend to remember thing that I´m not sure is a dream or real