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I'll See You Once Again
by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Saturday, April 12, 2008
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hard to say goodbye

I decided to take a walk one day.  I wanted to visit some people I hadn't
seen in a while.  I went past the gate, and looked all around.  It was so
serene, peaceful and beautiful there.  All the yards were neatly manicured, birds singing everywhere.

I kept walking until I was greeted by two people, the people that gave me life.   "Hi Mom and Dad, how have you been?"

My mother looked at me sternly and said, "where on earth have you been?  You never once visited us, do you mind explaining why?

I looked down at the sidewalk feeling so ashamed.  "Mom, I'm sorry, I just don't feel comfortable here.  This place is not like your others, I think it was a mistake for you to move here"

Mom put her hands on her hips, a gesture I knew so well, "now just what business is it yours, Missy, where we decide to live!"

At that moment, I realized I was only daydreaming not wanting to face the facts.   I now knew where I really was, I looked down at the ground and began to cry.

I knelt on the ground and touched two plates, laying peacefully side by side.  One said "Beloved Husband", the other "Beloved Wife",  I carefully placed the flowers that I had brought on their eternal beds.

I looked back one more time before I left, finally realizing they were gone.  A dove flew overhead and said to me, "they're in peace, now say good-bye"

I felt a lump form in my throat and before I left, I said, "I miss you Mom and Dad"


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Reviewed by Swan Son 4/3/2009
You have a gift for creating feelings with your words. Well done.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/14/2008
A soul-reaching write, Mary. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by John Leko 4/13/2008
...with beauty your pen of sadness...takes us one place...until we see another. Your write has penned life in the same way...with fond remembrance of your parents...their voice never forgotten...and the memory of flowers...witnessed by a dove.
this is wonderful Mary...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/12/2008
Heartrending write; powerfully penned! BRAVA, Mary!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/12/2008
There is a lump in my throat, too, reading these heartbreaking words of letting go - my Mom's been gone 18 years, miss her, still - well penned, Mary.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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