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Mine (As you lay dying)
by Bernice Angoh Lakota

Monday, May 05, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Mine" that is what my Mom calls my Dad, I've heard of "Darling", "Honey" etc, my mom's was simply "Mine" I wrote this for my Mom, she called me this evening and her voice said it all--he refuses to eat, cries uncontrollably due to the pain(Never seen my dad cry)...and I know she'd do anything to have him healthy again and by her side.

Dedicated to a woman who loved/loves a man, My mother Diana.

You are mine
a first love that lasted
to the very end
you were, are
always mine
to love, to hold
and behold
to cherish above all things good
I'll still hang up your suit
shine your shoes
help you do your tie
watch you shave
you I crave
My strong man
stronger than a pillar of salt
eat my food
will you not?
share my life
will you not?
walk with me
will you not?
this heart
to this heart
you brought so much joy
these hands
which promised to love you
these hands that brought you so much joy
keep them busy
will you not?
fill my nights
will you not?
dress my lips
will you not?
I have known your forever
you have tasted mine
and even as you lay dying
you teach me again what love should be
a promise I've kept
since I first met you
a promise of a young  and innocent maiden
who gave her heart away one starry night
this bond will never end
this unity can never be broken
and no true r place have you
ever belonged
than in this space

(When it comes to love, death is powerless)







Copyright © 2008 by Bernice Angoh



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Reviewed by Michael Guy 5/8/2008
Though the Power of Love conquers all 'out of time' it is still so hard to watch Love Ones die, even if given hospice or modern medicines. This is a fine tribute to their love and I ask "The Creator" who I am sure will be by your Dad's side in this. It is the one time we all face "Alone" with God. I know when my Dad was dying in 2003 the last day before he went under, he was pointing to what I believe was an angel or even Jesus (by the look on his face) who came to help him. You couldn't know by his words because due to Alzheimer's he could only make giberish with his mouth. But he wrote down bible sayings as prayers on little cards all his life - so I knew who had finally come to ease his suffering...
Later, michael
Reviewed by Connie Faust 5/7/2008
A breathtakingly beautiful tribute to their love, Bernice. There is a place that cannot be filled, that waits for reunion to be whole again. Poems like this will be a continual comfort in your and your Mother's time of need. God bless you and your family--I will pray for you all.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 5/7/2008
A beautiful Write Bernice
The true meaning of love till the end of time
Thank you for sharing this Jewel Of a write
Love & Peace be with you, Your Dad & Mom

Reviewed by John Leko 5/6/2008
...tribute to life and love...given so much to recognize its all pages of what you give us here Bernice.
in sadness and prayer...
Reviewed by Charlie 5/6/2008
The immortal hero Wesley said: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while...

I believe that. Maybe not even really delay it--

Heart-breaking, emotive offering here, Bernice. God bless you. I hope He holds you gently while you sleep. --Charlie
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/6/2008
Beautiful Morning Bernice,
I Have Shivers.
There Is Truly No Better Place as your closing verse...
"this unity can never be broken
and no true r place have you
ever belonged
than in this space
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/6/2008
I'm so sorry for the suffering of your Dad and Mom and for your own. Your poem is a deeply touching tribute to real eternal love. Blessings to all of you.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/6/2008
Love Songs should have this poem as a parameter to have the sincerity sound that goes hand in hand with that kind of awe that make us to have a little of envy...but a good one.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/6/2008
Oh my,how beautiful your words are sweet lady,have a wonderful and safe day...Hugs
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/5/2008
Gorgeous, poignant,inspiring...and yes...powerful.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/5/2008
What a glorious tribute to unconditional forever love, and to your parents, Bernice! I hope you send this to your mom she will treasure it! My prayers are with them...

Reviewed by Carin Spirit 5/5/2008
Truly beautiful and heart wrenching. Prayers and love to your Mother & Mine. Warmth and Love to you and Nina. Carin'
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/5/2008

Inspiring, profound and wonderful.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/5/2008
Beautiful Bernice, beautiful and he will always be her's, in her thoughts, her heart and her mind, every second of everyday, Her's. Thank you for sharing such touching words.

Newfie Hugs and prayers are with you, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/5/2008
(((HUGS))) and many prayers; God be with you during this heartbreaking time!

With much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/5/2008
Your aside or last line says it all, Bernice...
But it surely doesn't make it easier!
My heart and prayers go out to you and yours...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/5/2008
Very emotional write but done with sensitivity and love not only your mother's but your own shines through. Very well done and again I am sure your mother and step father both will appreciate and maybe ease both of their burdens even if only for a short time.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/5/2008

My prayers are with you and yours. Peace, Love and God's Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/5/2008
Beautiful heartwrenching and heartwarming poem. I know you all are struggling through your dad's death and you and your family are in my prayers. Liz
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 5/5/2008
Not only is your writing beautiful, but your heart's love for your parents is beautiful.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/5/2008
BEAUTIFUL, VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/5/2008
Great tribute to your mother Bernice, poetically and expressively , sympathies go out for you dear poetess, hugs
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/5/2008

No words - except, I'm sorry -

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

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