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Phantom Limb

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Phantom Limb

Similar to a leg ripped loose
you learn to hobble on crutches
but like a phantom limb
the amputation still throbs
long after the wound has closed

Those few precious seconds
between sleeping and waking
you are as you once were
then the awful will of God dawns
then it’s oh yeah, my leg is gone…

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  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:11:00 PM
    hmmm, I never would have got that what you just told me. The missing limb is the actual loss of a person? that makes it even sadder!!

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 4:08:00 PM
    Here is one I somehow missed, and it really is a great poem from you, Tim. Gosh, I hope you are not one with a phantom limb. It must be awful to still feel it there when it is gone. By the way, I grew up loving Herman's Hermits and seeing THEIR movies. Beatles were a bit before my generation but later I learned to really appreciate what they did for the world of popular music.

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 8:57:00 AM
    Dear Tim - things get gone is this world don't they. Kathy