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The way they are. I grieve
by dan Rosenhagen
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All living things change. Like it or not!

 The way they are. I grieve


How many storms can an island endure?

How many rainbows have I seen for sure?

Furious fire strengthens steel,

soft drizzling raindrops temper what we feel.


We bury our dead as the farmer buries his seeds,

within their metamorphosis they are both set free.


I think of how difficult it must be,

to give up being a stream, to become a lake, on its way to becoming the sea.

And for a struggling seed to escape its shell only to become an orchid, so very, very beautifully.


A man looked at me with fear in his eyes saying; “ go from here, please leave.

For your ideas are different, we like things the way they are.”

I grieve.








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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Oh my Beautiful writing as always sweet Dan..sure have missed you...keep smiling sweet man..Hugss
Reviewed by Axilea MU
Your words are an invitation that imposes nothing on the reader, all the while accompanying them respectfully. Open-minded and open-hearted people are a rare gift to the world, just like the orchids in your poem.
Lovely writing indeed.

Reviewed by David Maclellan
Only the ignorant or faithless of our ultimate end would fear the unknown of a new beginning. As you poignantly point out Dan, "all living things change, like it or not" Beautiful poetry!
Best regards,
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Very thought provoking write...this is a keeper. This will go in my library.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
It's sad people often fight the differences and different ones who would enrich their lives. Thought provoking pen.
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