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TO WHOM I LOVE MOST

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TO WHOM I LOVE MOST

Our separation's taking its toll
more frequently my tears simply roll
for you, orphans of the virtual kind
from solid stock and elders fine
 
Your aims are certain, steps are sure
sad separation you endure
from friends and fam'ly, sweethearts too
by absence honed, your love holds true
 
Tho' lone my path I'm not alone
your faces etched in every stone
each road I venture on to take
I feel you trailing in my wake
 
You wink at me through treetop heights
your brightness dims the city lights 
you goad me on with comely smiles
I sense love's nearness o'er the miles
 
Our names are daily writ and laced
devoid of distance;  closely spaced
know you're missed, KEEGAN and MIREILLE
my reason for being, I love you muuuuchly 


To my twins, who left the country within a month of one another towards the end of last year.  My daughter is working in Thailand and my son in Dubai.  May God watch over them always and grant me the strength to endure our separation.  

This one hurts.



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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:03:00 PM

    Wow! Another amazing one straight from the heart. Wonderful stuff - keep up the excellent work. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 2:27:00 AM

    I feel for you and your pain. Beautiful poem Licia. Do they read your work on the Soup? Maybe they'll read this, too! Your ma is one of the best guys. Don't forget that. Giorgio

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:11:00 PM

    I felt the heartache of separation from your very lovely & outstanding heartfelt write my dear friend Delysia. It's really hard to be far from our love ones esp. for a mother. I'm separated from my mum too & we miss each other very much. I'm working here in Thailand & I'm sure your daughter is doing well because this is also a nice place. Thank you so much for sharing this poem & your warm greetings, wishes & inspiring comments. Big big hugs to ur poem & u! take care always! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 3:20:00 AM

    Sending you warm greetings from Trinidad

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 9:16:00 PM

    Good night Licia, sweet dreams my friend,

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 6:48:00 PM

    Ahh yes, I spent years asking mine when they were going, and when they did... ooooo... the emptiness haha. Sister, just be happy for them, they getting on with their lives and they where to turn if they need to. Muuuchly lovely poem. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 9/29/2013 6:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I musta bin tired when I wrote this comment lol, 'they know where'
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 11:55:00 PM

    I can feel the love you have for them, but we know that kids grow up and sooner or later they go their own way. may God watch over them and give you the strength to to go on. Many blessings.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 11:33:00 PM

    hope you are fine today,delysia.. just re-read your piece.. still amazing!.:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:52:00 PM

    Your parental love comes through clearly in this work! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 12:51:00 PM

    Delysia, you really shared your heart in this write. I hope you shared this with your children. This is a beauty hun. Enjoy National Braai Day tomorrow hun ;) *hugs* Wilma

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 1:41:00 PM

    A mothers prayers are a powerfully force. They are fortunate to have you as a mom. Sorry for your heartache. I wanted to commend you on your thoughtful comments left on Eileen's poem this morning. It speaks to the quality person you are.

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 1:34:00 PM

    This is very touching luv, thanks for stopping by my work, it's greatly appreciated. Wishing you a great weekend. Hugs, Gail

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:00:00 PM

    soulful in more ways than one.. twins!.. that's hard to bear, delysia... lovely, haunting read!..;) huggs

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:56:00 PM

    sad and heartfelt Delysia, sending hugs.......... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 12:47:00 PM

    - Yes, I know how it is, when "the kids leave the nest" - You will always miss them ... we have only our children on "loan" - they must go out to learn how to "fly" dear Delysia. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:36:00 AM

    Aww... A very loving motherly write. Very precious. :o) Thanks for stopping by with your kind words on my song.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:30:00 AM

    This is a more serious Delysia here with a heartfelt poem to show. I really liked this one from you. I never had my daughter leave the country but Jeremy was in the Marines and was near Dubai. Because of the terrorism in the world today I think that makes it harder. Have a good day. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 2:06:00 AM

    A beautiful, touching write...

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 6:21:00 PM

    This is extremely touching, Delysia. This makes me think of my parents and how sad they were when I moved out. Quite a pleasure to stop by your work today, my dearest poet friend! Hugs. :)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 5:58:00 PM

    Aw, Delysia, I'm sorry that you're hurting. You've written a poem that many can relate to. Big hugs

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 5:58:00 PM

    what a beautiful heartfelt poem to your children, it flows perfectly...loved this one ...hugs :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:25:00 PM

    I know the feeling all to well.....my daughter recently moved away. thanks for sharing this nice poem.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 6:16:00 PM

    wow! Delysia, heartfelt--- hits every cord inside. I am so sad, I can't picture my daughter leaving this far. Just thinking of it..takes a toll on me. I love nothing more than my children. Thank you for sharing the warmness through your words.. it brings the imagery with love... adding this loving write to my favorite list... thank you from the bottom of my heart...xox~ Linda

    A  Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 9/17/2013 6:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    beautiful names >>>LINDA<<<
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:57:00 PM

    Oh my oh my Celia, this one hurts me too, but the hurt is beautiful as is this poem...Another side of you here!...May God watch over your twins and you too and I know he will!...Your faithful and admiring friend - Tim

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 4:15:00 PM

    It is so very hard for a mother, when there are no kids to look after any more. A wonderful write, Lysia...thank you for sharing...peter

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 3:50:00 PM

    If it makes you write such great poetry then fine let them work internationally...

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 11:17:00 AM

    Hi, An emotional and heartfelt poem..The empty nest can be lonesome at times.. Ken

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 10:15:00 AM

    Your new avatar... you have a devlish look about you... love devlish women! LOL TWINS??? They may have left home, but obviously they haven't left your heart! I pray for them! Hugs, Jack xoxox

    loving iii Avatar john loving iii Date: 9/23/2013 1:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    this guy has a fetish.
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:44:00 AM

    this reminds me of a poem called "love is proved by the walking away", my dear, i dread the day.

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 9:32:00 AM

    Oh i just love this, being a grandfather to twins, they are so special,,, love your poem....

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