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Your Living Marked My Heart

Do others think of you the way I do, the embryo that grew beneath my heart? There is so little proof you lived . . . a metal marker on a grave, a lighter, a wallet that they gave . . . two certificates, official, like parentheses - beginning, end. I sometimes see your friends . . . on those days, you seem alive in little ways. Do others think of you the way I do, the boy who grew into a man, unspoken dreams, unfinished plans. There is so little proof you lived . . . some childhood books and art, and yet . . . how deeply marked your living carved my heart. © March 5, 2014, Faye Lanham Gibson

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Date: 10/3/2014 10:39:00 AM
i seem to remember a picture you post in fb FAye.. is this true? anguish is vivid on this poem.
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Faye Gibson
Date: 10/3/2014 11:33:00 AM
Yes, it is true. He died at age 33.
Date: 10/1/2014 1:15:00 PM
It pains me to know this is not imaginary, but the real thing. Your last two lines say so much. Congratulations on your placing Faye but mostly on your faith.
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Date: 10/1/2014 9:45:00 AM
Visiting again to congratulate you, Faye
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Date: 10/1/2014 9:35:00 AM
I can't imagine the pain it is my singular worse fear. What a gracefully written Elegy. Congratulation on your win.
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/1/2014 11:22:00 AM
I am so sorry Faye.
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Faye Gibson
Date: 10/1/2014 10:56:00 AM
Thank you, Maurice. It caught me off guard and changed all of our lives. One never gets used to it. I do not know how I would have handled it at all without the grace of God.
Date: 10/1/2014 8:50:00 AM
A very moving and powerful poem Faye many congrats on your win:-) hugs jan xxx
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Date: 7/6/2014 8:06:00 AM
A very moving write my friend!! Congrats on your win!!
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Date: 7/5/2014 6:05:00 AM
Wow Faye u mesmerise all wid power of ur words n emotions ! Congrats on win!
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Date: 7/5/2014 12:56:00 AM
Moving and powerful write, Gibson and congrats on the win
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Date: 7/4/2014 11:31:00 PM
So powerful write dear.....loved it...congratulations
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Date: 7/4/2014 10:37:00 AM
Faye, Congratulations, thank you EVER SO SO much... Keep Enjoying my contest, and my latest blog "Some Poems Are:" if you like. See you around, :) LINDA
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Date: 6/28/2014 2:04:00 PM
The closing lines are so moving and powerful. Such a beautiful poem.
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Date: 6/23/2014 4:13:00 AM
heartpulling write.. :)
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Date: 6/22/2014 3:15:00 PM
Dear Faye, Your poem will resurrect memories for many readers. When a loved one passes, we find the grave markers and certificates to be so cold. It's the memories that return, especially when we meet others who knew the deceased, that warm our hearts. Such a beautiful poem, dear. Hope you will consider writing for my contest. There seems to be little interest among women. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/22/2014 12:24:00 AM
Hello Faye, I am glad that I took the time to stop by and I hope you are well. This poem along with the feelings that come thru is beautiful. Thank you for welcoming me here and I look forward to reading more of your work
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Faye Gibson
Date: 6/22/2014 2:29:00 PM
Thank you, Derrick...I hope to see more of your work as well.
Date: 6/20/2014 8:27:00 PM
A beautiful poem, Faye. You presented it so well and respectfully. To see what one might have been Is a blessing that you have been given. Lovely.... Robert.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 6/22/2014 3:16:00 PM
Oh, Faye, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure you will meet again in eternal life, but the pain must be overwhelming. Sending you prayers and hugs.
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Faye Gibson
Date: 6/22/2014 2:29:00 PM
Thank you, Robert. This is about my son who died at age 33...I trust to see him again when Jesus splits the sky.