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Ashes Newborn Life
by Erin E Kelly-Moen

Friday, April 04, 2003
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Dedicated to my grandparents,
Jack and Marie Munson.

I pass by their vigilant pictures daily,
magnetized flower frames
holding volumes of stories,
resounding silently,
upon smudged,
fingerprinted refrigerator,
obsolete to Time's world,
but treasured, in mine,
ashes to ashes,
dust to dust...

It was over twelve years ago
when youth and age
were introduced,
with a startled cry
of newborn awareness.
Experienced hands cradled
my dark-haired first child,
as Grandma posed,
with a grudging smile,
picture taking was redundant,
to her frame of Time,
she held beauty, sublimed...

Four years later, after she'd died,
a baldly blonde second daughter
was plopped
into startled Grandfather's
solitary hands,
which had never even cradled
his own two infant daughters,
Old Times dictated otherwise,
the picture is priceless,
frailness, holding fragileness,
his look, astonished, at embracing
genetic descendant's life...

As Alpha gently overtakes Omega,
breathing newfound life
into dusty ash,
echoes resonate,
from the future's past,
gathered into memories,
and expressed between
the soul and the mind,
to be regenerated freely,
and retained, sheltered
in the human hearts,
of a Time going by...

Ashes to ashes,
Dust to Life...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Photos by Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
3/04/03 Copyright 2003

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Reviewed by Meg Leigh (Reader) 4/12/2003
Beautiful. I have misty eyes.
Reviewed by William DeVault 4/6/2003
Marvelous and oh-so-rich with images for the heart.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/5/2003
Oh! erin how beautiful!!
Wonderful tribute to your grandparents
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 4/5/2003
What a wonderful tribute, they both look like such sweet people.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/5/2003
What a beautiful picture.....Your Grandfather looks enthralled by that tiny baby....Your words are amazing....your heart beautiful ....Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/5/2003
"resounding silently" ... powerful! Im not dabbing my cheeks quite yet.. the tears keep me somehow still attached to this work of art you have written.. as my eyes tear, your words are absorbed.. my god, Erin, this is beyond beautiful.. it floats with literal magic. There is hope for this world while we have hearts such as yours. katy.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 4/5/2003
A beautiful tribute. Excellent writing.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/5/2003
Erin you touched my heart with beautiful to have these wonderful memories..floria
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 4/5/2003
Good Morning, Erin
This was such a lovely, and respectful writing. Kudos to you.

Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/5/2003
Your words draw me right in and leave me lost for words. I can't praise this enough..its just so outstanding.
Reviewed by Micha Julian 4/5/2003
such a whole look you give us, such a tribute and a memory and simply an usual, for you, amazing piece...'dust to life'...oh... you have so much within each word you use, YOU...(((YOU))) the truth and gentle quality and how so much you open our eyes to more than what we think we may see...
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy 4/4/2003
Erin, this is wonderful! Such a fine tribute to loved ones who have crossed over. You have a delicate heart.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/4/2003
great write

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/4/2003
A treat for all the senses, your writing is always thus...beautifully done!
Reviewed by Heidi Klein (Reader) 4/4/2003
Beautiful ... nicely done.
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