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  October Blue; Crosses & You
by J. Allen Wilson
Monday, October 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The photo I hope will show the lady and the cross and another cross in the blue October sky over the ladies left shoulder. It was more defined in the beginning but by the time I retrieved my camera it had begun to fade away.

October Blue; Crosses & You


I knelt in the early morning gray at the foot of the cross and by your grave.

I fought off the early mornings chill and three more roses to you I gave.

I sat in the white silence of stones; I shivered weakly; I cried.

Not from the cold, but from the rivers of flowing emotions that swelled inside.


Soon the first rays of the sun crept like golden fingers through centuries trees.

I watched as the day began its glorified rise; I still by your grave and on my knees I sighed.

A chorus of birds began to cheerfully sing as I too sung little songs to you and me.


One hour; two must have slipped softly through this my start of day.

For soon the sun was high and showing off the October Blue of the sky.

I took my finger and redrew the heart on the outside edge of your grave.

And for the first time since this all began, I told you that I felt that I would soon die.


I told you of no reason could I see other than the insanity of me missing you.

I then went to stand and realized one knee was locked, so to my side I rolled facing now the October Blue.

Snap, crackle and pop and I was now aright and back on my feet.

I would soon have to go and I prayed that you would forgive me.


I walked over to sit by the lady clinging to the cross.

I told you once more that I love you and how without you I am so lost.

When I turned to walk away, something said stop look this way.

So I turned and looked up from whence the voice came and saw not one cross but two.


Did you hear this my feeble plea, or was it just my heart in the October Blue…wishing…seeing crosses and thinking of how much I miss you?


J. Allen Wilson © 10/20/08



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Reviewed by Lew Duffey
There is a lot of emotion flowing from this write. Enough, I dare say to bring tears to ones eyes. Beautifully written. Keep them coming.
God Bless,
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
LLeah is at peace with all the others of her relatives and yours. And mine are with her up there too. We must wait and go on and do what we have to do which we are doing very nicely. You can write about it anyway moreso than I can. I envy you this talent which God gave you.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
That is a neat picture, perfect for Leah to say hello in her own way...but & let me emphasize that BUT, lets not start talking of you dying, as you need to stay around a bit longer...Keep searching for that Peace, you'll find it...Ed
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Sad, yet beautiful. And yes...I can see another cross in that blue, blue sky.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
peace to you, my friend-a sad, but beautiful write
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
Thanks to all who read these lines and comment...the sad truth to all this is that it is truth...a truth that has continued to overwhelm the spirit...I just wanted to make sure I said thanks to all.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Heartrending write and stunning picture, Allen; very well written! You are ever in my prayers and thoughts! God be with you as you continue to mourn your loss!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Stunning image and verse, conveying a loss so deep many can't comprehend ... you are in my thoughts and prayers.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by S Phillips
Beautiful Allen! I can see the cross in the blue sky. Beautiful!
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