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Like No Other Loss
by Pam Patterson

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Death grips like no other
Loss.  It burns a hole
To the core of the soul. 

The mind grasps for retreating
 Life, echoes that swirl
Along the surface of the gulf, 

An ever widening gulf
between ever and after.

You run crying through
Corridors of the past,
Calling, searching
For something to carry
Back into the present,
Some magic talisman that will
Cross over into the flesh.

The weight of forever
Presses against your chest.
Unable to breathe,
The ache in the heart swells,  
Consumes, then seeks escape
Into the sweet pocket of shock
Where lack of feeling encases
The gaping wound, where mind
And limbs go through the motions. 

And there you drift, and wait
Until itís safe to touch the pain again.  


Copyright © 2002 Pam Patterson


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Reviewed by Ashraf Goreja (Reader) 12/24/2003
Exceptionally beautiful write.

Greetings from Atlanta.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 10/19/2003
"Like No Other Loss" is written with ink of knowledge, and dictated by a heart that has traveled throughout the realms of emotions in the kingdom of wisdom.

A poem that instructs, inspires and nourishes the soul. "Like No Other Loss" delivers its message as Poetry commands.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by R. Steven Reynolds 9/20/2003
I like it
Reviewed by Marco Landi 9/10/2003
And there you drift, and wait
Until itís safe to touch the pain again.

love your work . Marco
Reviewed by Woman Words (Reader) 8/8/2003
You have a gorgeously elegant style...very nice

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