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  28 Days...The Corner Of Lost Hope & Memory Lane
by J. Allen Wilson
Sunday, October 05, 2008
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28 days….The Corner Of Lost Hope & Memory Lane


The stillness is luke warm; the night long and cold.

Tears like Raindrops fall filling the emptiness of my soul.

They say that time heals; they say that each day one gets stronger.

Yet unto me absence seems to cause my heart to grow fonder.


Yesterday was our towns fall festival; two maybe three thousand strong.

I went like WE do every year just to see how I would get along.

Kids rode rides; music men played their favorite and mellow tunes.

I watched from beneath a small tree to escape the suns heat at noon.


Couples held hands and laughed; I clasped mine to my heart and cried.

So much joy abounded, but in me it was if as my spirit had died.

I keep challenging the darkness; I make myself go to where Leah and I once did roam.

Yet each trip brings me to the corner of lost hope and memory lane alone.


Its seems like a lifetime since I heard the simple little word…I Love You.

It feels like forever since we held hands and walked beneath God’s moon.

It has become an eternity in my mind since my lips touched her lips so kind.

I do believe that it is true …time does heal, but only, oh only superficial wounds.


J. Allen Wilson © 10/5/08



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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/6/2008
You are in my prayers, I am sorry for your loss, but you let her live on in her words as Karen said, and you give us a glimpse of the remarkable woman she was with your words
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/6/2008
Powerful heartbreak; you are ever in my prayers, Allen! Leah is still with you; she lives on in you and in your words. Hang on to them, don't ever let them go!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by S Phillips 10/6/2008
I hope that your beautiful memories, penned here, prove to be cathartic, providing some of that sense of peace that passes understanding.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 10/6/2008
Keep writing, my friend. She truly does live on in your heart and soul, and she will always be with you.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 10/6/2008
You know my prayers and condolences are with you, my friend. Keep the faith, walk with God, and walk with Leah until YOU feel you are ready to let her go. God bless and heal you.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/6/2008
You are so brave to go to that fair, you are going to heal, and become stronger from all of this. Much blessings my dear friend.
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 10/5/2008
Write whatever and whenever you feel the need. We'll be here. Rebecca
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/5/2008
powerfully written
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/5/2008
this is beautiful in your love for her
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/5/2008

My words fail, but the Lord never does. He's with you. So is Leah, if only in memory - she definately lives on in your words. Such love you had/have for her: any woman would be blessed to have known love like yours. Heartwrending write of sadness - know you're in my prayers - always. I'm here for you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 10/5/2008
You are doing great J. Allen, Memories will always abide with you especially since you had such a happy marriage. The photo here is another one I like of Leah. She surely could pose for you nicely.
I am with you all the way in your grief and write what you want, it helps too.
Reviewed by Linda Law 10/5/2008
Please consider speaking to someone...a pastor, a counselor...a friend... It does begin to get easier, but many of us have told you...sometimes it takes awhile...and only you know what it gets worse before it gets better... but I did not seek help, and 9 yrs later, I am struggling still... I wish I had not been so determined to be strong .... You must keep on living...and she would want that for you.... sorry it's still so painful... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 10/5/2008
So beautiful and touching. And so sorrowful, I had tears in my eyes at the end.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/5/2008
Al, I don't think I ever healed from the loss of my wife on 9/11 & my dad before that by 12 years, but things get easier, you may never heal, but life will again have some meaning eventually...I used to think that as long as I got through the first year, every thing would be alright, well it was better, but not everything was alright, and nor will it ever be...Ed

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