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Empty Picture Frame
by Jenni Kalicharan

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~~~~~~~ Reserved For Felina ~~~~~~~

I have this little picture frame,

That's as precious as can be,

That little frame was originally bought

For someone very special to me.


Now, whenever I look at this little frame,

This is what I see:

I see an empty space

Where your beautiful face should be.


Each time I gaze upon this frame,

This is what I think:

I think of a little girl

who should have been dressed in pink.


Each time I stare at this empty frame,

This is what I remember:

I remember the loss I felt

That fateful day in November.


Whenever I see this little frame,

This is what I feel:

I feel a pain within my heart,

A pain that is so real.


Each time I hold this solitary frame,

These are my fears:

I fear the loneliness ahead

In the many coming years.


Whenever I pick up this priceless frame,

What do I believe?

I believe in my heart that one day soon,

I will learn not to grieve.


Each time I touch this single frame,

This is what I realise:

That no matter how badly it hurts,

No one really cares about my lonely cries.


Finally, when I put down this picture frame,

This is what I know:

That no other person's photo will,

      In this priceless frame, ever go.....


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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 9/27/2003
Jeni this touched me deeply.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/27/2003
I am truly sorry for your loss. You are heard and understood by one who has had a few loss's. Hugs. Wonderful delivery of such strong emotions.
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/27/2003
Blest be those that can create art under the feelings of loss and grief.

"Empty Picture Frame" is an expression of human nature before the
mystery of life.

This poem, "Empty Picture Frame" takes the readers to an inner trip
on the wings of imagination.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 9/27/2003
Jenni....heartfelt amd moving write myfriend....this made me cry...i am sorry for your loss my dear n luck.....BHUWAN
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 9/26/2003
Heartbreaking Jenni......
Well written. Your friend.........Ron
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 9/26/2003
Riveting, crushing, you made me cry again.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 9/26/2003
A deeply moving piece so nicely done.

Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 9/26/2003
a heartfelt poem beautiful write.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 9/26/2003
Heartbreaking write, Jenni. Excellent.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/25/2003
Oh My God Jenni I know How this Feel!!

To lose A child Are one of the most horrible feelings.....I know My friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/25/2003
So deeply touching and heartfelt Jenni! Having lost a son I know this feeling. I agree with Amor!Jenni my den mail is messed up so I couldn't answer. I think your pool is wonderful love the (dolphins?) in background;-)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 9/25/2003
((((Jenni)))). this had me in tears. Sometimes in life special things are reserved for special people and no one can replace that time and space where they were. No one can love as you do, No one can feel like you do...only imagine, so having said that, I am so sorry for your tearful memories. You may not realize this, but your precious child is with you...right by your side. she's a part of you, and you her. the cord is never really broken, just stretched a little
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 9/25/2003
Jenni. I know how special you are and how you feel that loss so profoundly...yet remember that it is sometimes best to never completely stop the grieving for it grounds us to mother earth and our creator in different ways each day that passes. Keep the frame as it is a frame reserved for those close to our hearts. When I lost my firstborn son many years ago...I thought I would never heal...but now I have learned to accept my loss with fond remembrance. Every one is special and no one can take their place but neither can anyone take the place of them either.
Reviewed by Kevin Mc Crum (Reader) 9/25/2003
A touching write so well done.

Thanks so very much for your continual kind words at my den. It means a lot!
Reviewed by George Carroll 9/25/2003
I am sorry for your loss. When my wife died I experienced the pain and grief of the loss that left a void in me that cannot be filled
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 9/25/2003
This was so heartbreaking to read, Your poetry here just touched me so deeply, I am very sorry for this loss, I know it well,

Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 9/25/2003
Heartbreaking indeed Jenni. :(

That last stanza gave me a big lump in my throat.....I can well understand this......Ty for sharing...take care, Dani
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 9/25/2003
Jenni, this is such a heartbreaking poem. Your cries are heard and you are cared for very deeply, May blessings always come your way. I am sorry for your loss...YF ~Z~

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