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A Consolation
by Helen C. Downey
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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I wrote this many years ago but it still holds true today. It doesn't matter how long we had lost a loved one, it feels as if it were yesterday.

A Consolation


Why do I always think about those that I’ve loved in the past?
I can’t reach them
They’re dead and gone
Noooo, that’s wrong…
I can hear them

Remembering all those fun times…
Understanding now how they felt
Ruling by the belt
Oh but how I do miss them
Why couldn’t I understand them then?

So vivid are my colored set memories
I can almost hear their voices
They left without any choices
I want to touch their wrinkled parched skin
God…why did you take them away?

Feeling their power engulf my memory banks
They make known their presence
Unaware by their senses
I crave for them…
Smelling familiar scents around me

The times so long ago
Spinning emotions in my head
I can’t fathom they are dead
They’ve really never left…
Life’s merely an on going panoramic movie

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Reviewed by Roopa Menon 2/25/2009
excellent poem
Reviewed by Vasile Baghiu 7/4/2007
I like this poem, especially the last line: "Life’s merely an on going panoramic movie" Beautiful!
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 5/17/2007
How true. It always seems we long to say words after they are gone and never found the time when they were here. A sadness all it's own. Thank you for your great comments on my poetry. And welcome to the DEN!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/29/2006
YOur longing is felt my dear writer, in your words so true! I feel your pain! * Your writing is Excellent and I will be here awhile! Your writing reminds me of my style of wording, what a mirror! Warm HuGSs!*She*
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/19/2006
Such truths here, Helen. Well done. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 7/26/2006
So very true. Wonderful penned, the emotions, the longing for the company of those we miss, you've perfectly expressed it.
Love and Peace, B&R
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/25/2006
Nurse? Ex's? all dead? Erm if ever you're in my area, leave me
Reviewed by Christine Christine (Reader) 7/25/2006
Excellent write!

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