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In The Moment

Sitting by his bed Labored breathing Time is short Holding his hand A prayer – for him, for me Be strong and courageous Eyes blink open for a moment Then nothing – gone Tears flow Skin relaxes Death pallor forms Alone in the moment Alone Cell Phone rings My daughter in a panic Fear spikes my heart Dad – there are ants in the bathroom Relief – exhaling Death in the moment But also Life Life Goodbye dear friend Our time over Your precious love and wisdom I take To guide my moments My moments To love To forgive To encourage To live Each day Each person In every situation Compassionately Boldly Completely In every moment In Every Moment David Meade 12/28/2014 Live Generously

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Date: 12/7/2016 7:29:00 PM
Given a 7 for this masterpiece! I love how you paint your story in this poem. Simple and honest \^o^/
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Date: 10/13/2015 9:23:00 PM
Excellent. I am moved Anisha Dutta
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Date: 3/7/2015 9:26:00 AM
Powerful...congratulations on this win...
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Date: 2/22/2015 11:58:00 PM
David, love the style in your powerful winner!
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Date: 2/19/2015 6:20:00 PM
Back to congratulations on your winning poem. Blessings dear friend eve
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Date: 2/19/2015 6:06:00 PM
David, CONGRATULATIONS, on your Win **SKAT**
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Date: 2/19/2015 10:11:00 AM
Such a powerful poem David - many congrats on your win:-) I can relate to this one so so much Dad is in hopsice - still clinging on with a smile on his face:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/19/2015 9:36:00 AM
David, Congratulations, on your win. Stop by my latest blog "This Very Moment" if you'd like. Wishing you a Wonderful Day, thank you for supporting my contest -Always & Forever- LINDA
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Date: 2/3/2015 2:15:00 PM
Your poem touched me . I have to respect my dad for doing it the hard way, alone . I will ensure my children that peace of being with them . And I never thought I'd say , '' thank God for ants " ..... ( it is getting easier ). Bev
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Date: 1/26/2015 9:36:00 AM
Forgot the fav. :)
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Date: 1/26/2015 9:33:00 AM
David, what leaped at me was the serenity, the peace amidst such grief. This calm acceptance of things beyond our control allows us to look beyond the immediate and see the evidence of everyday life around us...and find joy in them. A 7! Kim :)
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Date: 1/26/2015 9:58:00 AM
Thank-you dear friend . . . when are you going to post again? Please do . . . I miss your words. May we always enjoy the moment -- much love and light.
Date: 1/9/2015 11:36:00 PM
And another power 7 :)
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Date: 1/10/2015 10:09:00 PM
Thank-you -- be strong and courageous.
Date: 1/8/2015 9:12:00 AM
Love these. They would make a great tanka series also. "Ants in the bathroom" is a wonderful change. Love, daver
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Date: 1/10/2015 10:13:00 PM
Thank-you, that is a great idea about the tanka -- all the best my friend.
Date: 1/8/2015 8:39:00 AM
You've captured a moment in time, dramatically presented in free verse, Well done, David. You have used these poetic devices in your poem. Title, Stanza, Imagery, Line Breaks, Repetition. Dramatic use of line breaks drew us in and held us spellbound. We were with you in that moment.
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Date: 1/7/2015 12:43:00 PM
A powerful piece of prose, David! Very well done!! :) john.
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Date: 1/4/2015 6:08:00 PM
David, every moment is worth knowing... Beautifully written... Verlena
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Date: 1/4/2015 8:45:00 AM
It is interesting how with art you experience it differently based on state of mind. This has a celebratory feel for me today. I feel lifted by your spirit!
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Date: 1/4/2015 10:58:00 AM
Thank-you friend -- I have experienced that same feeling. His death was both sad and positive. We were able to talk about it and grieve together . . . and now I will live with the joy of knowing him -- sharing his positive spirit. May your spirit always be lifted in dark days.
Date: 1/3/2015 11:05:00 AM
David, it is so hard to say good-by. And our children do make life so easy for us. 7 and a fav.
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Date: 1/2/2015 10:52:00 AM
An important write. A Fav. A tear. A toast. All the best, 2015 is here. Our lives are an occasion, and we? We must rise to it.
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Date: 1/2/2015 5:16:00 PM
Thank-you my dear friend -- here's to a great 2015, may we be ready to face boldly all challenges.
Date: 1/1/2015 4:06:00 PM
Your poem really spoke to me David. My nephew just passed Dec. 30th with his young wife holding his hand. He had cancer and was only 41, fought valiantly with chemo, but it was not to be. Your beautiful poem will help others as it has helped me. Mahalo, Connie #7
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Date: 1/2/2015 5:18:00 PM
Thank-you dear Connie, death at such a young age . . . as I know from your writings -- in every death there is life. Pura Vida
Date: 12/31/2014 4:04:00 PM
Life does bring such moments. Happy new year.
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Date: 12/31/2014 1:18:00 PM
David....wishing you and your family a happy and healthy new year..... Tim
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Date: 12/31/2014 11:11:00 AM
May you always live with a kind and open heart in the New Year. Happy New Year from the Eastman's... and Dragon of course.
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Date: 12/31/2014 7:59:00 AM
Dear David: Thank you for the support my friend. Here's wishing you and your loved ones A Happy New Year filled with peace, joy and love. All my best wishes on the last day of 2014, Leon.
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Date: 12/30/2014 2:41:00 PM
inspired by this devotional, david... so timely for the new year's symbol of being in the momet!.. enjoy the holiday...huggs
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