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  A Prevailing Sadness
by J. Allen Wilson
Sunday, August 26, 2012
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This feeling is difficult to explain. Friday 8/24/2012 would have been mine and my late wife Leah’s 27th wedding anniversary. She passed away on her birthday two weeks later. To add insult to an already sad heart my last connection pictured below will soon pass in peace. She is the last of the thirteen cats that Leah and I cared for over the years and now she too will soon be gone.

It truly breaks my heart as ‘Little Minnie’ would always greet me after work and sleep in my lap as I relaxed on the back deck in what I have always called my ‘God Time’. Now soon that to will pass and I will bury her next to Leah’s “Miracle Rose” in my memorial garden.

I have much to be happy for since Jan came into my life, yet the timing of events such as this burden an already weary heart. Sleep now in peace ‘Little Minnie’…sleep in peace. Say hello to Leah, China and all the others that we have loved. Good night sweet one, good night.


A Prevailing Sadness


Cut open this heart of mine and see now the open wounds which remain.

There is so much sadness in this world, so many who live each day with pain.

There was the homeless young woman who had no shoes that I almost brought home.

There was the lost little six week old kitten that I now claim as my own.


Then I remember the stranger with blue eyes whose wife was dying of cancer.

I went to him and took the golden cross from around my neck to give unto her.

This was the cross that was given unto me when my late wife entered eternal sleep.

I can’t take this pain anymore; I must realize I can’t save the world just because I wear my heart on my sleeve.


I shall love everyone and everything all my remaining days, yet I must turn this lose and let God have His way.


J. Allen Wilson © 8/26/2012 in Memory of Leah and Little Minnie….








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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/27/2012
I must realize I can’t save the world, just because I wear my heart on my sleeve.

So sadly true, my friend. And so very sorry to hear about your beloved Minnie. I had an orange tabby named Buddy for 20 years, and he was always there to comfort me in difficult times. He's gone several years now, and I still miss him immensely.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, J. Allen.
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/26/2012
God bless you and give you peace. Pain born of love embodies surely the most bitter yest the greatest gifts of life.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/26/2012
(((HUGS))) and prayers; I wish you'd get a break from all of this sadness and pain! :(

Love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/26/2012
i am sad to read, know some of your pain, many of our waifs are becoming geriatric, it will be the end of an era as they begin to make their rainbow bridge journey. I shall miss them as you miss China and now Minnie.

to love is often to face parting.



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