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Sandi Lyn Schraut

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  A Bloom
by Sandi Lyn Schraut
Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Dedicated to Sherman an exceptionally caring RN who spent his life caring for the mentally ill in a State Hospital. He died by his own hand, at the age of 60, March 2004, 10 days from retirement. Sherman you will be missed!

A bloom grew in a patch of weeds
Its fragrance sweet and lovely
Admired for persistent growth
In a plain, homely location

For years this plant had spread its joy
Over thistle and poison ivy vines
For years this flower gave its beauty
To weeds and thorny bramble

Then one day whispers on the wind
Over heard by the blossom ‘mong the weeds
A whisper that this bright, fair bud
Was out of place and must be plucked

The flower heard and bowed its head
And sadness filled the weed patch
With but a sigh this lonely sprout
Gave up its lifelong struggle

Never again to grace this weedy place
Never again to spread its fragrance sweet
Both weeds and flowers mourn its passing
And all the green-world weeps

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/13/2006
A moving analogy, Sandi; a fine tribute. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Joni Stewart-Hague 8/25/2005
A great tribute, and although I did not know Sherman, I mourn his passing. Outstanding writing !
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/28/2005
lovely tribute, well done
Reviewed by George Jackson 10/15/2004
I think we all know how this man was feeling at one time or another in our lives. What a beautiful tribute to your friend. Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Marco Landi 4/12/2004
A great tribute to a friend Brava
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 3/31/2004
Hi Sweets!

Love the flower/weed way to express the loss of your friend Sherman. Sending hugs to you and prayers for the family. This is really a good poem my friend.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
PS I miss you
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/27/2004
Sandi -

Expressions soulfully and beautifully written!

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 3/16/2004
There's no telling whose life could have been saved because of Herman had he not chosen to take away the talent God gave him by his own hand.

prayerfully yours, beautiful tribute Sandi. . .
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Andrea Da Costa (Reader) 3/14/2004
Sooo sad and you express it so beautifully
Very moving!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/12/2004
Wonderful tribute..
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/12/2004
extremely moving poem, sandi! vrey well done! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :( >tears < such a shame....
Reviewed by jude forese 3/11/2004
sad, how sometimes the eviornment we are surrounded by takes it toll upon our souls ... excellent tribute ...
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 3/11/2004
very moving poem...what a tribute!!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/11/2004
Not knowing the circumstances, and not really needing to know, I read this lovely poem and received a blast of the passion and love the writer meant for us to feel. You succeeded.

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