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As most of you know, I buried my mother yesterday. I was thinking about it today and these were my thoughts.

Familiar faces, in the saddest of places
A hug and an "I love you"
A few more wrinkles, still the same old twinkles
As we talk about yesterday's news

The bitter taste of death, take a deep breath
With every handshake, a wet tissue
We watch the parade, behind dark shades
The file stops to admire the view

The sweetest of tears, wash the dust from the years
"It's so sad. I'm sorry for your loss."
"A second mother to me," "Like a sister, was she."
As the sugar gets spilled then tossed

But this life is fleet and always bittersweet
We learn, to roll with the flow
The older we get, the less we regret
'cause how sweet, the bitterness grows


    by Daniel Turner
    July 29 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 8/23/2017 12:06:00 AM
Hi Daniel, a lovely, heartfelt, poem. I offer my condolences to you.
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Date: 8/21/2017 5:41:00 PM
Thinking of you and hoping the love and care of everyone here gives you some small measure of comfort Daniel. This is a beautiful poem. xo
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Date: 8/2/2017 9:28:00 AM
My heartfelt condolences to you Danny!! Will remember you in prayers, the Emotions you've penned down here are touchingly beautiful, especially the last stanza :)
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Date: 7/30/2017 8:06:00 PM
I wish there was such a thing as panacea...so I can offer you...
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Date: 7/30/2017 9:41:00 AM
Danny, I'm truly sorry for you loss. No words can comfort you enough from me but you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love this powerful and beautiful poem you've written. Stay strong my dear friend Danny. xoxo, Kina
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Date: 7/30/2017 9:29:00 AM
My condolences, Daniel ... Inexorable truth in your touching poem ... Thoughts accompanied by sigh ...
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Date: 7/30/2017 1:24:00 AM
My condolences dear friend...your mom I'm sure was a beautiful loving soul...I'm afraid my mom might be next...great write Danny...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 7/29/2017 6:41:00 PM
And life goes on - sorry to hear about your loss. A very nice sonnet remembering that special person we loved and lost.
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:43:00 PM
Thank you, Alfred. Yes life goes on...for a little while.
Date: 7/29/2017 4:47:00 PM
so sorry to hear of your loss, daniel. you've written a powerful poem here with a lot of wisdom within its lines...
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:42:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Ilene, I will miss her wisdom and her laugh. She was quite a piece of work.
Date: 7/29/2017 4:29:00 PM
So true Daniel, We reach an age of understanding, where we have lived more of our lives than we have yet to live " Without Lament "
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:41:00 PM
Thank you, Frederic. Life is life, the good and the bad. After a while, even the bitter starts to taste a little sweeter.
Date: 7/29/2017 4:02:00 PM
I am so sorry for your loss Daniel. May the angels comfort you my friend. Love and blessings Connie ; )
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:39:00 PM
She was a good christian woman who lived her life for the Lord, really not too worried about where my parents were going, however I am a different matter. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Date: 7/29/2017 2:35:00 PM
- I was in funeral this week ... by mistake the husband had to bury his wife twice the same day ... - Is it true ? ... Yes !!! - it was really "bittersweet" and we "rolled with the flow" ... A great poem, Daniel - hugs //Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:36:00 PM
I am sorry for your friend and for your loss Anne Lise. If we don't roll with the flow, we get pushed under by the waves. Thank you sweetie. You have a great weekend also:)
Date: 7/29/2017 2:03:00 PM
This is beautiful Daniel. Hugs to you. xomo
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:34:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen. I appreciate your kindness and support:)
Date: 7/29/2017 1:08:00 PM
There are so many that are touched by our lives , some in small acts of kindness, others with great outpourings of love but it all seems to go by too fast. Life moves by no matter if we want to or not. We must charish these moments and hope to have a positive affect on others.
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:33:00 PM
Thank you, Tim. Yes, a little bit of love goes a very long way.
Date: 7/29/2017 12:40:00 PM
I know exactly what you mean by your last lines"The older we get, the less we regret 'cause how sweet, the bitterness grows". You have spoken for so many of us with this brilliant piece Daniel! It is early morning here for me. Have a great weekend my friend! : )
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:32:00 PM
Age changes everything, especially taste. Bitter just doesn't seem to taste as bitter as long. Thank you, Mrs Connie:)
Date: 7/29/2017 12:35:00 PM
So great to see this DT. Well written as always. May God bless you :)
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Date: 7/29/2017 10:30:00 PM
Thank you, Heidi, I appreciate your friendship:)