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We Sat as Four
by Henry Burt Stevens
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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We Sat as Four


by Henry Burt Stevens
11/11/2003


 "First visit with my sister-in-law
 since my brother's death"


We sat as four, myself
my wife, my sister-in-law
my nephew's mother-in-law


Eating fine food
shrimp, crab from the sea
cheese, probably from Italy


Crisp salad from California
with dressings from
who knows where.
We talked of all
the blandest things


How long to drive from here
to there, a few days future plans,
my wife's sore foot.


As quickly as it started
it was over
We hugged goodbye and
hoped to see each other
again in a year, or more.


Unsaid, unasked was
why their God punished
my brother so.
Why held and suffered at
death's door for years
before he died.


What was his crime,
and why the price?


Their faith, their God has
answers for all that happens
surely they could have
told me.


When we sit four again
next year
I'll be sure to ask.

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Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/6/2005
I'm so sorry for your loss. Some questions are better not seek for an answer. Let it be known that your brother is in a better plance now and is pain free...

Sandie May Angel aka Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/6/2005
Such heartbreak.
No answers I've heard make any sense, and I'm not looking for them any more.
Just love while we have the chance.
I bet you did.
John
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/6/2005
Life truly does have so many unanswered questions, Henry. And I'm extremely sorry for your loss.



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