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  Love - dying a death
by Paul Williams
Friday, June 10, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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Sorry I've been away for so long...This hardly seems an appropriate piece to announce my return. It happened a few years ago but is one of those moments that always has a different light on it in retrospect.

Love-dying a death


Remember that ectopic you had

though we never knew it at the time,

and how you nearly bled to death

in our love nest

because of your stubbornness?

The panic on my face as I leapt out of bed

in naked grace and said “I’ll pop the kettle on”

When I meant to say, “I’ll put the light on” instead.


Do you remember how in that moment,

panic turned to laughter

and went some way to averting a disaster.

How we laughed so much we cried

amidst all that blood and gore?


But it was just another problem in

a list of things that kept going wrong,

so I phoned for the doctor…

but it was too late

we had both died some more.


P Williams ©2005



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Reviewed by Harriet Ottaway (Reader) 3/28/2010
I wept whilst reading this. Very touching. X
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 6/23/2005

Poetically this is really excellent! Though I feel strange saying that because of the emotional content, but that is what makes such powerful poetry! I adding my accolades to the rest you have received on this one!
Reviewed by Patricia Gomes 6/16/2005
For one who considers herself a writer, I'm having trouble expressing the emotions you drew from me with this incredible piece. I know only that I would not have found the courage to write of such a thing. You, however, have done so eloquently, gracefully, and reverently. Kudos.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 6/14/2005
but it was too late
we had both died some more.!! Love these lines..unique to say the least!

Reviewed by Aberjhani 6/13/2005
A deep dive into dark waters of anguish remembered. The beauty here, aside from that inherent in the language of the poet, is in the portrait of two connected souls facing sudden horror together and battling with nothing more than the simplicity of their humanity. They may have died a little more but they also, somehow, managed to live and love a little more in the face of this unkind fury:-)
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 6/12/2005
When life strikes us with a tragic blow, it's how we choose to handle it that makes us who we are. Yes it would be euphoric to be able to say that our experiences here on earth were all the sweetest of grapes, but that's simply just not life as we know it.
Your poem proves to be most human. You chose to laugh instead of cry. Some might think that reaction is offbeat, but I say laugh, and laugh loud.
I feel for your pain, but at the same time, I know you are a much stronger person than you were before.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/11/2005
Strongly emotive and meaningful and thus, captivating, Paul. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/11/2005
A truly powerful poem, Paul - and I agree with Nordette.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/10/2005
Paul, so often pain draws from us some of our best work. This piece is no exception. Much love, Nordette
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/10/2005
So many things in life cause a little piece of us to die, sometimes they add up to too much pain for the relationship to survive. It is not a lack of love that tears us apart, but the sharing of such deep and personal sorrows that cannot be fixed that sets a stage of gilt which overshadows all the goodness and loving that used to be the starring act. A very moving and touching poem, Paul.

Take care,

Reviewed by Huda Orfali 6/10/2005
Very powerful and emotional poem
thanks for sharing
love and peace
Reviewed by Dave Harm 6/10/2005
Powerful write... so many can share about the "insanity" during a tragic event...
Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 6/10/2005
Nostalgic and heartfelt poem, that touched deeply.

God bless, Paul!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/10/2005

And what a comeback! Tragic, heartwrending emotion and imagery.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :( *I've missed you*
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/10/2005
However you return, we are so glad that you have, and you certainly give us real meat here, Paul; the picture on its own is enough to turn the screw... This twists like a knife whichever way we read and relate to it - and pain is not an adequate enough word to use to condense or describe such enormity of feeling. You write this so well - it achieves its full effect without self-pity or overstated sentiment and that makes the writing even more muscular: I could soooo learn from you, Paul! May I add my sorrow for your obvious heartbreak here, but trust that healing is taking place as you plough the road ever onward and upward... writing about these things sure does help, don't it?! Please don't go again, will you?! Be well! LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 6/10/2005
This is so sad. A heartfelt poem, that touching deeply.

Take care
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/10/2005
Deep touching soul write that scare the shit out of me!!

Just finished reading a book with a sad ending and now this horrifying
follow up!!

So sad and very disturbing reality that I can relate to in some way!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 6/10/2005
Oh Paul, this is just heart-breaking, outstanding and so very poignant,

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 6/10/2005
Luaghter is what saves our sanity in insane, or terrifying moments. I believe each reader will experience something within thier own lifes while reading this. For me it was a death of a relationship that still touches. Great write.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/10/2005
Incredible write, Paul. Eerie how strangers can mirror the same experience, but we are all one in this human experiment...
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/10/2005
And another angel is born from out of this tragedy. He or she is watching in heaven and praying for you. Our prayers are with you Paul.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/10/2005
i understand about the daughter and i had a car wreck and i hit my head pretty hard and all i could do was laugh at the look of panic on my daughter's face...even though it wasn't funny, it seemed to be at the time. sorry for your tragedy, but you wrote of it so well
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 6/10/2005
Deep sad poem. That is very hard and I'm truly very sorry. I can really relate to this emotional poem.
Nice to see ya back and hope yer feeling tip top & stay that way.(c :) xoox
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/10/2005
Heartwrenching write Paul, but very well done! Sorry you both had the experience of a miscarriage it can be very traumatic...I had one

Blessings to you

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  4. Life As I Now Know It
  5. a forever that never arrived...
  6. My World
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  8. Trusting others...
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