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The Late Blooming Iris

Lately I have paused, pondering death But I'm not fit for it's journey yet. It's not that I loathe meeting death's kind It will be, for me, an experience of a lifetime. I've had one stupendous, lovely, awesome gift A second chance at life I could not resist. So tell me this... who's thinking of dying? I am the rainbow. Rain falls, next, I'm smiling. Lately I have paused, pondering death But it's out of my hands, my stem's length and breath. All I have been, isn't all that I am I've taken a stand to let The Source guide my hands. I can claim to be a calico, carved by nine lives Again, and again, I rise with clearer eyes. I'd assume any form my Maker shapes me to use Would I be excused, if in your haven I refuse? I am a flower, even in winter Even in winter, I am a flower. *

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Date: 12/23/2018 5:56:00 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your work. Especially loved the lines "I can claim to be a calico, carved by nine lives Again, and again, I rise with clearer eyes."
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Date: 2/10/2016 5:22:00 PM
Hi Iris, a beautiful poem you lay before us, that which so many people fear so greatly, you talk of it openly. Yes, through your excellent couplets i see there is no fear. It is the greatest adventure of all and when my time comes i will take my first steps into this adventure without fear. This is most definitely a seven and a fave. The Iris stands tall and proud....Vlad.
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Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis
Date: 2/13/2016 8:20:00 AM
Thank U dear 1. What else can I say but what is.
Date: 1/16/2016 7:14:00 PM
Iris, I think I have found a poem that is my favorite of yours so far. LOVE this. FAVE!!!
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Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis
Date: 2/13/2016 8:21:00 AM
Preciate Andrea. You've been a fave inspiring.
Date: 1/14/2016 2:45:00 PM
I love that you refer to the Lord as our "Maker" and our "Source". Beautiful Iris...*smiles* -luloo
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Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis
Date: 2/13/2016 8:23:00 AM
Thank U Laura. Enjoy yr sharing.
Date: 1/10/2016 11:00:00 AM
- What a beautiful poem - ........... and flower, Iris - hugs & a 7 // Anne-Lise :)
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Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis
Date: 2/13/2016 8:24:00 AM
As always, Anne, hugs.
Date: 1/8/2016 10:54:00 PM
If we just smile during our darkest days, I believe they will become more bearable... You have the right attitude towards death. It is not something to be feared... This couplet poem was written and expressed beautifully, Iris. Well done! :)
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Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis
Date: 2/13/2016 8:26:00 AM
Thank U Kelly. I can tell yr one who inspires.
Date: 1/8/2016 1:44:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this..Your thoughts about death quite different from what I have heard before.. Thanks for dropping by. Sara
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/13/2016 3:51:00 PM
I haven't heard that we are like a cat which some claim has nine lives for one thing..Interesting idea though..Sara
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Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis
Date: 2/13/2016 8:27:00 AM
Sara, dear. Share what you've heard. Thanks dear one for stopping by.