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One Thousand Goodbyes

Years ago
a stranger became a friend
with little time left
she let me into her reflections
her child and husband dead
tragedy would strike again
her time on earth 
would expire soon
her empty heart to be filled
in the heavens
she showed and told
her last wishes to me
a thousand poems
she wanted to leave behind
I think she made it
I never found out
angels stole her

On this somber Sunday
another one left this earth
some might even say St Patrick
I can make only a simple claim
a thousand poems I have written
to honor those
with more charity than I
who will remember us all?
when we too one day shall die

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 1/11/2019 9:37:00 PM
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Date: 1/11/2019 2:44:00 PM
The loss of a friend will never be filled with another...Some memories of friends gone are more than a thousand poems lived..So I'm sure She lived up to her dream Arthur.Lovely to read you again.
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Date: 1/9/2019 3:03:00 PM
Very nice poem! Sorry for your loss.
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Date: 1/9/2019 7:12:00 AM
Hi Arthur, So beautifully penned, immensely enjoyable, but sad. But who is to say if you or I will be remembered or forgotten or ever thought about after we are gone - surely it depends on the legacy we leave behind? Your poems are aflame Arthur, they will never wither and die! Live long, and write, let your poetic soul be heard! Poetry wishes, Jennifer.
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Date: 1/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
The loss of a friend or loved one is a painful experience. Hopefully our poems will live on when we don't. Tom.
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Date: 1/7/2019 12:33:00 PM
- A friendship that still lives in your heart, Arthur - Sad but lovely written :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/7/2019 10:07:00 AM
This is so sad Arthur...hopefully poems will live on to inspire others..
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Date: 1/7/2019 8:43:00 AM
Wow. And hugs. x
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Date: 1/7/2019 7:31:00 AM
No longer strangers those who earned their places in the heart, mind and soul.. Ever remembered for their worth, wealth and beauty.. Indeed, they are honoured by our love and veneration into immortal words.. I have faith that those who give and have enough room for Love and Humanity will receive grace and love from God and people.. a great poem that both beautifully and achingly touches the depths of the heart.. a fav read.. worthy of the honour of your avid readers. God bless you Arthur.
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Date: 1/7/2019 3:17:00 AM
a touching thought provoking piece Art, I am saddened to learn about your friend;s death, her name will live in with her legacy of poems. Our poems will remain on the web long after we are gone , I've some decent ones some poop but I'll be here until I can no longer hold a pen or the flow of poop dries up lol:-) a huge fave:-) hugs jan xx
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