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The Pain Death Bestows

          There was less affection when we last parted,
          I had a feeling you were broken hearted. 
          It had been a few years since your pain started,
I thought in time you’d heal from my devotion 
as your death grimly drifted in slow motion. 
          Your gentle sore heart was completely guarded. 

So I tarry with fear to your resting place,
under an emerald pine wearing God's grace.
If only your warm arms were here to embrace
          me when I miss you with woe at night alone-
          My troubled forsaken heart has turned to stone. 
I whisper hellos and goodbyes just in case.

          The depth of my sorrow compares not to yours.
          You wore burn holes on your sleeve to shield the sores-
          My daughter in tears for years yet still adores
her auntie who left without saying goodbye,
not knowing how to tell her how you did die.
          You made a choice to sail to heaven’s soft shores. 

I tried,
you lied- 
Angel’s wept
when you died. 
I’ve lived eight years of strife-
since you, my sister…took your life. 

I prayed for so long that your anguish would cease
          as the loss of your smile brings me to my knees-
          From death I'm deaf...but hear your laugh in the breeze.  

*sorry this poem is so long, my muse kept spreading*

Move Me Poetry Contest
Richard Lamoureux 
June 14, 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 7/28/2019 8:23:00 AM
An awesome poem, Lu Loo. The tone is perfect and heartfelt. Congrats on your most deserving win.
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Date: 6/26/2019 3:29:00 PM
A beautiful heartfelt winning poem Luloo. Congratulations! : ) xxoo
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Date: 6/26/2019 9:54:00 AM
Congrats, I had a first place winner who didn’t enter a new poem. Now your poem is in its deserved top ten placement.
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