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The Tending of The Urns
by James D.F. Samdavid1

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The Tending of The Urns


Driving down the highways
As we are going out of state

A quick drive to see the kids
Hers mine and ours

We have been on the road now
For well over five hours

We stopped in a small town
In southern Wisconsin for flowers

People have always looked at me
In a strange way

Buying flowers for three
Their thoughts seem confused

As if they have never seen
A man buying so many at one time

This time my wife of ten years is with me
Going to visit the graves of half of my family

I wish I could tend it more often
As it is quite a long drive

But now we get a chance
To see two families, hers and mine

God has blessed us both as we stand together
Looking down on the three copper-toned

Markers, trimmed in scripted words of brass
Remembering David, Danny and Patricia who has passed last

Three of the most important people in my life
Standing there paying our respects

Me, my wife Betty Jean
Holding back the tears and the screams

We still have a long way to go
As we get back into our Van

Drive through the beautiful gardens
On our way to now visit

With her family one hundred miles away
We will be back dear ones

For I have promised to tend the urns
As often as I can, placing flowers

On the graves
Watering them one at a time

While talking to the wonderful family
That was once mine

James Samdavid1 Fullington
April 18, 2002



Betty Jean and I drove 800 miles in two short days, to see her family and the rest of mine. God protected us and showed us the way. we will go back another day. SD1

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/25/2003
James this was great. A real true life love caring write.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/13/2002
heart felt, touching read
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 5/8/2002
This is my favorite of yours and I would love to post this on my memorial site? Check it out at:
http://www.online-epitaph.com/index.html

Let me know I think this is EXCEPTIONAL~`*
Reviewed by Melissa Rives 4/23/2002
What blessed souls you and your wife are! This is beautifully written. :)
Reviewed by Robin Labenberg 4/23/2002
Sam-- You and Betty Jean are wonderful people and very special to let someone who has passed know they still live within your hearts..heartfelt writing my friend..
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/19/2002
They STILL are yours. Very poignant piece. Lovely and heartfelt
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 4/19/2002
Well written James
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/19/2002
Good write and shows the emotions of this exprience very well.
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 4/19/2002
We do that also--certain times of the year. Putting flowers on the graves, recalling our lives together, and how very much they still are missed. Never can leave without tears...
Thank you for sharing...
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 4/19/2002
Excellent write James!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/18/2002
Bless you both for your remembrance " Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted."...Well done James
Reviewed by William Manchee 4/18/2002
Very powerful. Well done.

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