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A Great Man Was Buried Today
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Friday, April 08, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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If you knew your mentor, your inspiration, was going to die, what would you say at their funeral?

This is fictional, but came to me SO strongly, I had to write it.

Fellow AD wordsmiths, thank you for touching darkened places in my soul and freeing the words with your encouragement and love.

A great man was buried today.
Oh, he wasn't the Pope
or a Prince from Monaco.

This man we remember today
was a struggling Poet.
See, he had this way with words--

nobody could tell a story
or write poems like him.
I would sit there for hours--

entranced by his every word
as it fell from his lips,
planting itself in my soul--

and I would dream of writing books.
But you know, kids grow up--
we lost touch over the years--

I made a living by writing.
It was because of him
That I fell in love with words--

I didn't know that he was sick
Until I got the call
To speak at his funeral--

You tell me he bought all my books
and followed my career--
and told folks that he knew me--

Laughing in unabashed pleasure--
Living his dreams through me--
How I wish I had known this--

We bury a great man today.
He made me what I am.
It's because of him I write--

(C) Copy written, 8 April, 2005, by Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 4/9/2005
Great write, Karla! Even though it's fiction I'm sure many can relate to this in some way.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/9/2005
Outstanding write always...

Hugs, Carole
Reviewed by George Jackson 4/9/2005
Fictional or not, this is excellent.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2005

Beautifully moving write; you are really taking off on your writing! Keep it up; a spectacular effort from you! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/9/2005
A fine write Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/9/2005
Karla you hit on such wonderful issues here... I have often wondered how I will make tribute to those who mean so much in my life and feel that whatever I might say will not do them justice. It also reminds me to articulate appreciation of people while they can yet hear it... this gets me into trouble sometimes as funnily enough, us Brits find that just toooo difficult to handle or receive somehow. But ain't it the truth that we ALL need our hungry souls fed in this way? You have done a marvellous job here and it is a wonderfully mutually rewarding write, too. Indeed it IS wonderful to both be able to give and to be able to receive so graciously. Bless you, thank you, Kate xx
Reviewed by jude forese 4/9/2005
a very moving tribute an an individual who never gave up on your poetic ability ...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/8/2005
A truly beautiful tribute, Karla. Merci mon amie. Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B. Régis
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/8/2005
Yep, And Jesus Is Still Nailed To His Cross_Huh!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/8/2005
Beautifully and compassionately done Karla!

Thanks for your support, my friend!;-)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/8/2005
nicely done
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 4/8/2005
This could fit my freshmen teacher as well, powerful write
God Bless
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 4/8/2005
Well this could have fit my seventh grade teacher. A fine write Karla.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/8/2005
Excellent write... we all have our mentors, they need to know... before the end of the write...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/8/2005
A fine tribute to a mentor, Karla - but glad to hear it's fiction.
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