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I cannot grieve

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You have gone to another place Far away, where I can’t possibly follow A place of light, laughter and love Joy that colors the thoughts in warm Welcoming whispers of hope This place is lively and dancing with Compassion, completion, colorful cares There is the echo of desire and imagination Gracing prayers with promises Possibilities and potentials for praise You are where light shines so bright Caressing the heart, soul and mind With music and dreams, soft breaths of Gentle ideas, flavors of insight Elation that lifts spirits to the heavens There is enlightenment thriving, surviving Swallowing up emotions left behind By pride and resentment, bitter longings For a second chance to be alive In the heart of someone who is now gone You have gone to this place on your own Without my accompaniment garnishing your Imagination with an embrace of love Compassion growing greater as the day Silences the who-who-who of night You are alone there in the hushed Way that someone is lonely without The need of someone to attend the funeral Of emotions and moods, the thoughts That break off of the grief You are gone now, absent From the present moment where I live Awaiting your hand, your hope Your happiness to lift my eyes From my sorrow, worries and angst Yet, there you are, sitting quietly Almost humbly, humbled Ignoring the tv and the stereo and me Never saying one single word A low, soft sigh leaks out of you It cries “It is never as it seems” And I cry Because you are not here you are gone in a way I can’t grieve It Only Seems That Way Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Kai Michael Neumann March 18, 2021

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Date: 4/10/2021 3:24:00 AM
Congrats! Thanks for sharing this "emotional" reality in your awesome poetic style. God bless you.
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Date: 4/9/2021 1:29:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. WOW!!! What a story/write. Love your line, "you are gone in a way I can’t grieve." Have a blessed day writing away..................
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Date: 4/9/2021 6:35:00 AM
A big CONGRATS on your well-deserved win with this descriptive, moving poem, Regina. Janice
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Date: 3/20/2021 9:00:00 PM
Hello Regina … a very emotional verse indeed. Thank you Regina - Lindsay
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Date: 3/19/2021 3:53:00 AM
Your poem is truly amazing and I think that I feel the immense pain which you express. Life sucks big time on occasions and that hurts us so deeply. I am sending you big wishes, Kai
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Date: 3/18/2021 3:38:00 PM
I think we can grieve, for ourselves because we will miss their company. Thankfully we hold the hope of being with them in the next life. This is a touching write.
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Date: 3/18/2021 10:16:00 AM
Hello Regina, oh I hope that this is just a poem. No one passed in your family. So emotional. Hugs Darlene.
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Date: 3/18/2021 9:17:00 AM
Wow! Conflicting emotions, how brilliantly portrayed
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