Broken Jewels...in memory of Nadine
by Stephanie Amber Stone
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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This was written about a Chicago doctor who died of leukemia. She struggled and obtained!
The cry of the vast undone,
where time grows hazy and distant,
beckoning all labor to end,
hastening and groaning for her,
longing for her…
to step from time into the eternal,
in a moment, in the blink of an eye,
discarding the borrowed garments of this world.
Her spirit liberated,
faith’s hope arrives.
She’s equal to eternity’s call,
branded with an iron rod from the flames—
the very gate to eternity…her spirit’s destiny realized.
No more fungus-spread of fortified confusion,
Earth’s spilled out wares left behind,
she steps into eternity,
not with hopeless resignation…
But in colorful layers of tapestry,
woven not from golden ornaments poured out in measure
from the background of earth’s dull squalor.
but with rays of lavish brilliance teemed with
…a new expression;
…a new beauty;
derived from Broken Jewels in time,
where wisdom’s meaning’s gleaned
and earth is left behind……
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|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|First I want to say Welcome to the AD family....hope your stay will be filled with many hours of joy!!
Thank you for sharning this outstanding piece!!
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Stephanie, when Susan recommend I read your work, I knew it would be good, but this is fantastic. You have captured the spirit, soul, and wonder of this ladies very essence and done a wonderful tribute that will reach her all the way to the heavens. I am glad to see new writers of your calibre join the den, I look forward to reading you into the future.
Big group hug from the den folks,
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
A very poignant and nostalgic piece, eloquently executed...:)
Welcome to the Board, you will make many, new friends here as Susan intimates
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|You expressed this piece with such eloquence and beauty. A precious elegy from the heart! Welcome to the den, you come highly recommended;-)Thanks Susan!
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
THIS IS A SAD PIECE
YOU EXPRESSED YOUR FELLINGS
FROM THE DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL
LOVE & PEACE
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
If Susan, an accomplished poet in her own right, recommends you, I'm reading! LOL Welcome to Author's Den; you're among friends. I'm honored to call Susan friend. :)
A powerful, powerful debut; poignantly and beautifully expressed; I'm sorry for your loss.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
|On the same wavelength as Kate Burnsides poem, about her recently deceased mother.
As she goes to eternity life and time here sure is left behind.
Very visual and intelligent write....
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|WELCOME me dear friend. Steph it is so good you've joined me...us here at Author's den. I know you'll never rergret coming here and you'll have a bountiful heart full of friends and peers to share poetry with and review some of the worlds finest poets and be reviewed. I told you I never regretted joing up here.
Thank you for sharing this awesome poetry with us. Your heart writes through your pen.
Love your friend,