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For Chris

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For Chris

As all things pass, you must
   Beyond, no earthly future lies
No limits be secured

Chosen by the hand of God
   You pass before our eyes

With arms outstretched, we reach
   To hold you back

In looking back we see ahead
   An emptiness surrounds

How fragile now we feel
   The clutch of sorrow's bounds

With time strength will return
   And clearly then we'll see

The message of this mournful day

For we, too, shall pass dear Son
   And with you, then, we'll be 

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 11:12:00 AM
    Terry very eloquently said...David

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:36:00 PM
    great way to write about the end of the flesh,and love the way you express your spiritual mind of the after life,great write Terry

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:32:00 PM
    I've lost a spouse, mother, father, grandparents and many other...but I cannot imagine the loss of my child..though I empathize. Sweet words written from a loving heart...blessed be in your healing journey.

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    Date: 1/12/2013 2:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Deb - the poem was written a long time ago now as a more or less first experience tribute to a very young nephew taken by cancer. Since then we've lost many others, and the healing never seems to end the older we get. Bless your journey, too, Deb.
  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:05:00 PM
    So sad, very sad. I always cry when I hear or see sad things. This is a nice write. Thanks for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Writing helps us to cope with loss - a powerfully emotional piece Terry which transforms the personal into the universal.