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Grief Rises

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Grief Rises

To live without a human touch 
aching with need from morn to eve
cocooned in a velour like clutch
of lifeless items aggrieved ... 

Round shouldered risers still curled
about the lost image of he
retreat, retreat, he screams unfurl,
you bring yourself this misery!

Chase not the fading face lost;
seek, oh seek, the smiling phantoms
leave off these tearful days embossed
the wound will heal with prayerful alms. 

Stand erect arms outstretched untorn
grasp life without the tearful storms.




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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 9:15:00 AM
    The last two lines are a perfect conclusion.

  1. Date: 10/4/2013 9:13:00 PM
    nice win... Debbie, , congrats......... SKAT

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 8:21:00 AM
    congrats on this wonderful piece, well deserved win!!!

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:02:00 PM
    To grasp life without letting the past memories of someone dear get a hold on us.Ow yes life is too short to grief someone whose just a shadow of what was.Heartfelt and deep msg.Xongrat.dearDeborah.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 12:44:00 PM
    congrads on your excelent poem

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 4:28:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Debbie

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 4:14:00 AM
    An excellent write Debbie well done Robert (RabCD)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:23:00 PM
    I love the message within this magnificent poem you penned...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 1:11:00 PM
    A very comforting poem Debbie congrats xxx

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 10:58:00 AM
    Congratulations debbie love xx

  1. Date: 9/29/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Me likes this, truly worthy of the Guzzi brand!

  1. Date: 9/28/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Hey Debs! This ends with a bright and cheerful note..."grasp life without the tearful storms.". I don't think that I've 'tearful storms', though. More like ones that rage with fury. Still it's a sunny, cloudless day.:) I think that one day I'll give the "hybonnet" a whirl! Keep well, Mikki

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:22:00 PM
    awesome philosophy, Debs. I had no idea there was a form called hybronnet among the choices here!!

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:35:00 PM
    There is a lesson to learn between the lines of this poem......we often spend our days mourning someone/something futilely in expense of what is good and whole that might lie right here before our eyes. (Another new form I will have to try sometime)...great piece!

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Great write, well worth reading, thank you for sharing....Peter