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This poem is dedicated to my late Amo (uncle) Momen. His name means "believer" and he believed in everything beautiful. He taught me how to believe. How to forgive. How to love. He encouraged me to write. May he rest in peace and in love. (The paper in the photo above has the poem I wrote for him; the one you're about read. I wrote it the day he passed away, and I left it on his grave.)

They leave us But do they really leave us? They leave the world but They don’t leave our hearts They leave their bodies but Not the characters they embodied Push the button, it all starts to end They returned the gifts they were blessed with Gently back into the places they came from Wrapped in white silk Creamier than milk Gently they descend Back where it all began In the finest grains and dirt Slides between their fingers It’s warm Protected from the storm Preserved Every bone in every cell that rose And now It falls Sinks into peace Plummets into the light Into the piercing breeze Cold enough to breathe The Last breath The Last sight The Last scent The Last taste The Last touch They rest their eyes Their minds Leave their memories behind They lose their fears Release their dreams There are no inhibitions now No where, who, what, when and how It rang The buzzer, the alarm The green light shines orange, and then red Silence Like the soft sounds of the Sahara Like the silky water of the red sea Like the child in the womb Silence Even deeper now Ears, they don’t hear a sound Or the footsteps above ground No longer can they hear the winds racing Water dropping Babies crying Engines roaring Glass shattering Heels stomping Kids playing Waves crashing Silence They don’t hear a sound Now they rest In peace, they indulge They are the lucky ones Chosen from the masses Handpicked from the fields From the rest, they shine They saw and were never blind They will remain loved Remembered Missed As our eyes rest every night We will unite And relive every day we spent Every feeling felt After they leave us But do they really leave us?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/6/2017 7:42:00 AM
Beautifully written, touched my heart in a profound way. Keep it going. Beautiful poem. Buffy
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Date: 5/7/2017 11:43:00 PM
Your a very inspirational poet. Keep up your good work. Your write with a passion which is really hard to find in a person nowadays.
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Elle Kilma
Date: 5/11/2017 11:58:00 PM
I am humbled by your words, Marilyn. I do write with passion, sometimes too much passion :) Thank you very, much. I very much appreciate it.
Date: 5/6/2017 8:14:00 AM
A beautiful dedication.
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Elle Kilma
Date: 5/7/2017 12:30:00 AM
Thank you very much, Richard :-)
Date: 5/5/2017 8:11:00 AM
A warm welcome to Poetry Soup. A very beautiful tribute Elle. Only the body dies, our spirit lives on and I believe it becomes reborn. Very sorry for your loss. You were blessed to have him in your life. Aloha, Connie
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Elle Kilma
Date: 5/5/2017 7:03:00 PM
Thank you, Connie. You're right. I do believe the same. Sometimes I talk to him when I miss him, because I know he can hear me. :)
Date: 5/4/2017 12:20:00 PM
Hi Elle , beautiful touching poem :)) hugs
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Elle Kilma
Date: 5/5/2017 7:03:00 PM
Thank you, Niall :)
Date: 5/4/2017 10:53:00 AM
Sadeeqatee, what a beautiful poem you have written for your uncle. And to answer your question, in my mind they do never leave us. The people who left me are still in my heart and in my mind.
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Elle Kilma
Date: 5/5/2017 7:05:00 PM
Sadeeqy, thank you. I had a feeling that that would be your answer to my question. I am happy that you feel the same and that the people that left you are still there :)
Date: 5/3/2017 5:41:00 AM
What a beautiful and touching poem about a loved one you lost. I can feel the love in your words. Sorry for your loss
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Date: 5/5/2017 7:06:00 PM
Thank you so much, Chris. This poem was very hard for me to write because I was never prepared for something like that. My uncle was also a poet and I felt that he would appreciate it.