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in the early light of day i rise from shadows of dreams two days ago a cousin i hadn’t seen called to say my aunt had died at the age of 101 who time and time thought about me and a moment of sorrow became a brief celebration of life recollections from the last time of time together my cousin and I spent together of time I spent on her parents farm of time she spent at my parents’ summer cottage a paradise as it lives in my mind beyond the time it was parceled and sold we talked about moments passed and now it’s fall now i look out the window at brown leaves in november once green in may in reflections of nothingness and visions of everything and now as i plot a busy day a bird outside of my window sings a bittersweet song as the life I knew fades into memory the whispers of lives of the children my cousin and I once were

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Date: 11/29/2022 10:02:00 AM
Lovely... whispers of lives... I especially enjoyed that stanza... Ann
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Date: 11/29/2022 9:54:00 AM
When my grandma died all the memories came flooding back of who she was before her stroke. Memories stored, precious. God bless!
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Date: 11/28/2022 10:25:00 AM
Beautiful poem! Very nice :)
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Date: 11/9/2022 12:22:00 PM
this is so nice, and it really takes me back to my own home life in Iowa and playing on the farms with my cousins. I had such lovely aunts!!
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