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I just found your last letter to me,
And read it while watching a blazing sunset,
Emulating the happy sun you drew in your letter.

Ten years almost to the day, you killed yourself,
I'm left with sadness, a cerulean sky,
 And passing clouds, toasted orange,
 Like heated iron in a blacksmiths forge.

You were a forger of enthusiasm, bipolar some say,
Yes maybe but by any standard extraordinary,
Up down like a sea saw, making words from polystyrene.

An extraordinary life, an extraordinary death,
An extraordinary sunset.

©dbyrne Jan 2015 


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  1. Date: 2/12/2015 4:04:00 PM

    Your mood after losing him/her is converted to beautiful form in these verses. Only time can calm down emotions.