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Prodigal Poet
by Darrell and Kathy Adams
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
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Sorry, they accidentally booted this posting so I had to repost! Slow it goes, still so much to do and settle...I hope you all will bear with us. Best regards to all.

Prodigal Poet

I'm back, maybe slow but here nonetheless
" The Prodigal Poet
Life knocked us around a bit
And we haven't been quite ourselves
I havent written a word of verse
Until tonight I pull some off the shelves
of my mind so full of bitter tears
with hopes old and new or worse
newer and older fears
We were down, I must admit
It's hard to stand tall when life kicks
And we grappled with the ground
But you see, after a rest
I can come back whole and write
Cause we grappled together
never did let go
We prayed as one
And shared our woe
Now Daddy has passed
He has rejoined his dead love
We are happy for them
And know they are happy above.
So how can we continue to cry
and act like they are still suffering so?
We cannot and will not,
Abuse their memory so
We return to our lives
Shed the cocoon of grief
Take a deep breath and go back to work
and return to the Den, where
I hope I am welcome again.
I apologize for my lack of support and
A poet's strength is largely in the reader's eyes,
So thank you in advance
As I ease my way back in
I hope to be of help the way you all have been.

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Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/6/2009
I wondered if your father hadn't passed on... My sympathies are with you. It is nice to have you back among us though.

Reviewed by Rodney Bohen 8/18/2008
ALL, 'honest writing, is 'good' writing.

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/8/2008
Sorry about your loss, My sympathy is with you. You had a right to retreat, but you kept on going and striving for peace. Welcome back and stay well. They would be proud of you for striving on and going about your lovely work. God heals but it still takes time. Support will be with you, I will read your writes.
Reviewed by John Leko 5/30/2008
...your welcome words are back...and though you have lost one close to you...I wish you well...knowing my thoughts are with you.
Reviewed by Todd Sullivan (Reader) 5/28/2008
i like the metaphor of pulling verse off the shelves of your mind.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/27/2008
You have been missed...and welcome's not difficult to understand that you have been through much. Prayers are sent your way.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/27/2008
So very sorry for his passing,know what an emotional ordeal it it and am so delighted you are back, you have been missed. It will take time, but soon you will understand he is in God's home now, young, spry, free and surrounded with those who love him as you do.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/27/2008
Sorry for you loss and we are always going to be here with open arms because we are your Den family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/27/2008
Sorry for you loss Kathy but very powerful write. Love and hugs, Bonnie
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/27/2008
Sorry for your loss, Kathy; you are in my prayers! Very well written!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/27/2008
Powerfully, poignantly penned - I'm sorry for your loss -

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