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  My Last Goodbye
by Denise Nowakowski
Thursday, July 31, 2003

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These thoughts emerged (while I sat in the crematorium waiting for the rest of the family), as if prompted by the deceased.

The last time I heard your voice
Saw your face
You sat holding my hand
Tears filling your eyes
A grimace for a smile
Trying hard to be brave for me...
I saw all this
Unable to utter a word
Please understand
I appreciate your efforts to comfort me
It was hard to watch
Understand and feel
Yet not able to speak
To look deeply into your heart
Through your large dark pool-like eyes
The path to your
Caring heart...
Today from a distance yet ever close
I want you to know
I love you...

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Reviewed by Robert Nemtusak 12/8/2007
It sounds like the real thing!
Reviewed by Michelle Smolen 10/12/2005
Wow...I have to read that again.
This took me right back to caring for my Grandmother after a series of strokes...she held on for months. She was so strong... well, or afraid to move on. She was the center of our family. I miss her so much, thank you for this, it is a gift. Now I'm crying!!!
( this is damn good.)
Brightest Blessings, Shell
Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader) 9/21/2003
Grippingly sad and sometimes the only thing we can do and others can do for us is smiply be there. Eyes really are windows into the soul. This proves it. Fantastic emotions displayed.

Thank you,
Teresa Emilie
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 8/9/2003
Felt as if I was there...good..
Reviewed by C. Gourlay (Reader) 8/1/2003
I have wondered whether this is what things are like on the other side... guess we'll all find out eventually. (agree with Jacqueline, beautiful and sad.)
Reviewed by Jackie Brooks 8/1/2003
This is beautiful Denise and sad too. <> <

  1. A Journey Of Self Discovery
  2. I Was
  3. An Empty Chair
  4. Birthday in Heaven
  5. Footprints in the Sands of Time…
  6. I Hear The Night That Calls My Name
  7. Death Comes Knocking
  8. Ah for those wild, wild days to return...
  9. And, I Still Remember Daddy
  10. The Music of Your Time
  11. Cry Bosnia
  12. A Million Dreams Ago
  13. He was but Four...
  14. Windchimes In The Rain
  15. Snowy Morning Walk
  16. That Old Ed Family Shack
  17. Life is But a Vapor
  18. My Name is Alienation
  19. Twenty-Six Years
  20. Broken Children

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