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All Things Bright and Possible



All Things Bright and Possible

When death comes
like the end of love
and holds me to his dreaded promise.
When death comes like a landmine
and all the flowers of spring cannot deter him.
When death comes I want to look up 
to him in child-like awe.

I want to step through the door, 
as if, into an experiment; 
just as I've looked on everything.
Therefore, I consider eternity
as an abstraction,
from the tiniest atom,
to each cycle of seed and blossom, 
all beings created,
are of precious value

I search for conclusions. 
In this trudge to the ‘inevitable.’
I measure every step.

When my life has reached
it's final ebb, let the path
where I have passed
 be strewn with expectation;
daisy fresh and full
of all things
bright and possible.

Suzanne Delaney







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  1. Date: 6/16/2014 10:42:00 AM
    Hi Suzanne, congratulations on a well-deserved win! I enjoyed this very inspirational write. Well done!

  1. Date: 6/16/2014 10:01:00 AM
    How loving. You have made the journey so worthwhile. Congratulations on our win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/16/2014 9:13:00 AM
    I like your positivity! Congrats.

  1. Date: 6/16/2014 8:14:00 AM
    Very deep thoughtful write Suzanne ! Loved this one ,, congrats on worthy win !

  1. Date: 6/16/2014 5:06:00 AM
    Thanks for participating in the contest and congrats on a fine win, Suzzane

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:50:00 AM
    Dear Suzanne, A definite essay of Eternitys Hope. I look forward to Death,and after reading this I feel Serenity.I do not believe however that LOVE never ends. Superb Quill. LOVE YOU ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 9:43:00 PM
    Nice piece Suzanne, I love the message that it resonates.

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 4/3/2013 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Christine:)
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 11:17:00 PM
    I really like the honesty and deep meaning of this poem, and it's absence of fear - David

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 3/30/2013 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David I wrote this a long time back and it was read out at the funeral of one of the teachers who died in The Challenger Crash in 1984. I felt very honored to be asked for my poem to be read at such a solemn occasion.