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You Never Know That Feeling

A word in saddened whisper, and conversation brief, you see the people coming, then they go, bringing food, flowers; condolences for grief, plus sympathy for such a telling blow. You take your turn, to acknowledge what is pain, and find it hard to hold back with your tears, for sobbing takes its toll that is so hard to explain, which only time can heal and that is years. But for mourners not family who offer their respect, life must return to normal day to day, so a life will be remembered, but with no affect; even anniversaries hold little sway. So closeness and feeling of each eternal love, that over many years began and grew. But when there comes a calling from the Lord above, you never know that feeling ‘til it’s you.

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Date: 4/27/2020 9:44:00 AM
Hello Lindsay, I'll say my piece though your poem needs nor wants for praise. Sad prose and profound message in Rhyme. 'You Never Know That Feeling..‘til it’s you.' -Richard
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/30/2020 11:35:00 PM
Hello Richard … thank you for your fine comment indeed. Grief can be very, very intense that only time can ease - catch you later Richard - Lindsay
Date: 4/17/2020 11:39:00 AM
The grim reaper makes his calls and we can't evade him - a time to live and a time to die, but sad when it comes to close friends and family - we turn to God, who is omnipresent. Great write Lindsay, Jennifer.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/22/2020 10:44:00 PM
Hello Jennifer … thank you Jennifer. This is why life is so precious. in the big picture it is everything paramount. It is what we do with it is what society judges - thank you Jennifer - Lindsay
Date: 4/12/2020 11:33:00 PM
This is so true Lindsay. When death visits it is all consuming. Wonderfully penned my friend. Easter blessings xxoo
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 11:11:00 PM
Hello Connie … thanks once again for reading and posting a comment. A death certainly changes lives for quite some time and the grieving for some remains until they too pass on - stay safe as possible Connie - Lindsay
Date: 4/12/2020 10:46:00 PM
Thank you, Lindsey...for always making me smile with your genuine writes..Happy Easter to you and yours! CM
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 11:07:00 PM
Hello Charles … I trust you and your family had a lovely Easter. Ours was very quiet with skype our contact. Always happy to read that you enjoy some of the verse I post - stay safe Charles - Lindsay
Date: 4/12/2020 10:15:00 PM
So, very true, that feeling will not be experienced until it knocks at your door. A very good write, Lindsay. I hope you had a wonderful Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs Eve
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 11:03:00 PM
Hello Eve … I trust you had a safety first Easter as we did here. The shock and grief that losing someone close can only truly be felt by those left behind with time being the only healer, but even then grief may never leave - thank you Eve - Lindsay
Date: 4/12/2020 9:41:00 PM
Superbly crafted my friend...your message comes across well Lindsay...Happy Easter and best wishes for staying safe during these troubled times...the Wingster :o)
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:57:00 PM
Thanks for reading and writing a comment Winged Warrior. Easter was very subdued this year but this pandemic war needs to be fought and won before life can return to normal - thank you Winged Warrior - Lindsay
Date: 4/12/2020 8:50:00 AM
This is why I call my Mother of 90 years almost everyday. This might seem excessive, but to think of it, one day I won't be able to annoy her any more, then I am liable to have that feeling you're writing about! Great piece Mate!
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:54:00 PM
Hello Jerry … it's not excessive at all. It's called loving and caring. I hope that it will be a very long time before you get this feeling Jerry - Lindsay
Date: 4/11/2020 3:19:00 PM
Oh Amen to that my friend. We can feel for our friends in their times of stress and grief but we never really know the pain until it hits home. Great insight here. God Bless, JB
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:49:00 PM
Hello Judy … my word. Your comment has so much truth about how we are individually in life - thank you once again Judy and stay safe - Lindsay
Date: 4/10/2020 7:40:00 PM
Great writing Lindsay, about a very sensitive subject. I think grieving is a process that cannot be hurried.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:46:00 PM
Hello Beth … thank you for your comment Beth. You are right; some never recover properly from grief and there is no cure for that, only distractions - stay safe Beth - Lindsay
Date: 4/9/2020 2:58:00 PM
Well said, Lindsay. Like David said below, everyone grief in different levels. That's why we are all different. So many frighten people. Enjoyed reading.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:36:00 PM
Hello Eve … so many people across the world are grieving and many more will continue to grieve until this pandemic is beaten. Thank you Eve for your comment - Lindsay
Date: 4/9/2020 12:28:00 PM
True. There are many levels of grief. But until it happens to you... then you understand what others have gone through. Wonderful poem on an important subject. Have a great day my friend.
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Date: 4/13/2020 10:33:00 PM
Thank you for reading and writing a comment. What you wrote is so true - please stay safe David - Lindsay
Date: 4/9/2020 9:26:00 AM
I am reading many poems that resonate with much emotion for what is taking place today. Well written, Lindsay.
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:31:00 PM
Hello Andrea … yes, this pandemic is so much on everybody's mind that writers feel that they release their feelings and frustrations - thank you Andrea and stay safe - Lindsay
Date: 4/8/2020 10:15:00 PM
So well-written, realistic, and moving, Lindsay! Janice
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 10:28:00 PM
Hello Janice … thanks once again for reading and commenting on a verse of mine - stay safe Janice - Lindsay
Date: 4/7/2020 12:35:00 PM
Wish no one had to experience the pain of death but you said it well. Be safe all of you. love phyl
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 9:07:00 PM
Hello Phyllis … sadly we all live on the circle of life and time eventually delivers a mortal blow. The grief can be immense - thanks again for your support Phyllis - Lindsay
Date: 4/7/2020 1:56:00 AM
Excellent rendering, Lindsay. Yes there are many signpost for life, but as you write..'Til its you' to my fav...
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 9:03:00 PM
Thank you once again Harry. You are correct Harry; the closer the blow is dealt the more the soul must deal with for some time - thank you Harry - Lindsay
Date: 4/6/2020 9:12:00 PM
Well written Lindsay. I pray that all is well with you and yours. Be safe.
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Timothy McGuire
Date: 4/16/2020 10:06:00 PM
we are similar, live out in the country, the wife and I are hunkered down, Ive taken some time off from work thank you
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 9:01:00 PM
Thank you Timothy … we are fine. We live in a quiet rural village that is even quieter now. I trust you and family are staying safe Timothy - Lindsay
Date: 4/6/2020 7:59:00 PM
Delicately penned, my friend. Nothing I can add. ~ Gershon
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 8:58:00 PM
G'day Gershon … thank you once again for commenting on a verse of mine Gershon - catch you soon - Lindsay
Date: 4/6/2020 1:33:00 PM
Holding hands is a "no no" as is attending wakes and funerals. Crematoriums are backed up, so the Americans will soon introduce "Nuke at Home" business opportunities? Stay tuned for more cultural changes! Aloha! Rico
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 8:55:00 PM
Hello Rico … a very difficult time indeed for those who must grieve the loss of a loved one. Life will not be the same again for quite some time after the healing process begins - stay safe Rico - Lindsay
Date: 4/6/2020 1:18:00 PM
Amen. And wish no one had to experience it again
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 8:51:00 PM
Hello Donna … unfortunately it's the way of living, but never alters the fact that grief and be unbearable - stay safe Donna - Lindsay
Date: 4/6/2020 12:18:00 PM
Beautifully expressed, Lindsay. Its hard to come up with words of condolence at such a time. Sometimes it is best just to hold the hand of one who is grieving. Thanks - Bob
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Lindsay Laurie
Date: 4/13/2020 8:48:00 PM
Hello Bob … you can say quite a lot without saying a word. Sometimes a wrong interpretation stumbles out - thank you Bob - Lindsay