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Slipping Away

They gather there most every morn The retirees at the coffee shop To discus events and each others ills Politics and the new traffic stop It is a highlight of their day To greet each other as they dine And so it's easy to take for granted They're always there,- rain or shine But then we notice - Joes not there On the second day and more Investigation tells us - he passed on It's just not the same as before As we adapt to his departure Months later we miss Mary's face Sadly we concede, she is gone Only her memory - we embrace Slipping away - - slipping away ! Dear ones that we miss so much As the blossom of a summer flower Relinquishes life, to winters touch But we are reminded in God's Word Life is but a vapor or a flower So is the span of our sojourn here We know not, the day or hour But there's a promise to each one Who is anchored, safe in His fold The future can yield untold rewards In a Place where, "we never grow old" So there's consolation we can claim When a dear one "slips away" For them - it's just a stepping stone To usher them from, a house of clay Colan L. Hiatt = 01-26-14 © All Rights Reserved

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Date: 5/23/2019 1:36:00 PM
Hi, Colan, I enjoyed reading your poem, "Slipping Away" that you wrote in '14 and posted in 2016. I can relate since I am 82 and at the age where I am grateful to God for just waking up and being blessed with another God given day to enjoy. I hope you are enjoying yours.
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Date: 10/2/2016 7:15:00 AM
Sad, and beautifully told. But there's consolation...
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Colan Hiatt
Date: 10/2/2016 7:28:00 AM
Thanks, - for the comment. I'm thankful it resonates with those who read.
Date: 9/26/2016 5:10:00 PM
Such a touching write Colan:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 9/17/2016 5:00:00 AM
This is brilliant, beautiful writing! I think this work will become a classic. Thank you for sharing and enriching my day.
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Date: 9/7/2016 7:32:00 AM
Very sad slipping away told very touchily ... None wants to leave this beautiful world wishing to continue in the human touch ... but respond we must and go ... Or else how can life continue ...
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Colan Hiatt
Date: 9/7/2016 11:02:00 AM
Thanks for your comment ! I feel this is one of those "down-where-the-rubber-meets-the-road" situations. I trust it will resonate with readers and be a blessing to someone along life's journey. Colan