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  It's not Goodbye all the Time
by Lori S. Maynard
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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A poem with a couple of twists that's sure to pull at your heart.



His suitcase was packed full of memories
like scrapbooks scattered on the floor.
He wanted to remember her face
before he crossed beyond this door.

She was crying and begging no
her voice cracks of whispered pain.
She didnít understand this now...
Thereís hurt where love did once remain.

He didnít want to leave her...
But Time whispered "You must go"
and he began to describe to her
how life is only one long show.

He spoke to her: "Honey, itís OK now...
Though you feel that this is wrong.
Iíll just be on another stage...
For Godís play is awfully long."

"Remember how you applauded
when the actors came to line?
Just remember in your heart...
Itís not goodbye all the time."

She was angry at him still...
But the doorway grew empty of him.
Her heart started to run around
as though a race it could not win.

The car pulled out of the driveway
and the street became silent and vague...
She clutched onto her teddy bear
as her daddy drove away.

A business trip had called to him...
She loved her daddy dear.
She didnít understand at all
why he couldnít stay right here.

Upon that large, Boeing plane -
his face glanced out the window.
There seemed to be a breath of dread
But, only the Good Lord knows.

He thought about his little girl
and almost felt ashamed
to leave for this business trip
for a company that knew not his name.

The engines came up as a whispered roar
the stewardesses explained life and death.
The plane began to be taxied away
and prepared for the futureís depth.

The little girl, she watched the skies
certain that her daddy would appear.
Did God give him wings to fly
...and did he have landing gear?

Ah, the innocence of a child
questioning everything around.
She only wanted her family
to be together now.

The plane took off against the horizon
and into the red, morning sun...
He thought about her one more time
before time was through and done.

He didnít want to leave her...
But Time whispered "You must go"
And fate began sing to him
"Youíre now in another show"

All they could find were scraps
of a once proud passenger plane.
Where there once were memories
are now only ghostly names.

A field in Pennsylvania shook
when this steel curtain fell.
Shadows teared within the childís eyes
for television showed the inferno well.

"I want my daddy!"
Was all that she could scream.
"I want my daddy!
Why is God so bad and mean?"

That night, a dream came to her
in the waning hours of moonlight
She felt a kiss upon her forehead
"Hush now, it will be all right"

She was crying and begging no
her voice cracks of whispered pain.
She didnít understand this now...
Thereís hurt where love did once remain.

He spoke to her: "Honey, itís OK now...
Though you feel that this is wrong.
Iíll just be on another stage...
For Godís play is awfully long."

"Remember how you applauded
when the actors came to line?
Just remember in your heart...
Itís not goodbye all the time."

©July 30, 2005 Lori S. Maynard
   

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Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader)
Wow - I'm going to remember you when it comes time to desribe a scene like this in a book I'm writing. But fiction never quite caputres emotion the way poetry does - well done!
Monette
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
Wow- Lori- this was Movinggggggggg- I don't know what else to say- I feel for your pain- This touches every cell within- WArmly,Sheee YOu wrote this all out so elequently too---
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A compelling and moving tribute, Lori. Love, peace, and strength to you. Regis
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is one powerful and meaningful write Lori, one of your finest. It left me with tears in my eyes and an ache in my heart. As a father of three daughters and a grandfather of two more it hit home so hard. Which is what a great poem should do.

Felix
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
It Will Be Good Bye Humanity,i.e. Only Few Of Us Will Survive Coming Holocaust Of (God)'s Play Is Awfully Shorten_

Interestingly You Almost Wrote What I Just Said!

PS: (God) Doesn't Fly In 747 or 777 or 7777 -- His Own(Unseen) UFO!

Right On !


TRASK
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Lori,

So much is said for those that perished in New York and Washington, D.C.; once in a while, someone talks about the heroes in Pennsylvania. NOT ENOUGH--thank you not forgetting, first of all, and for remembering their sacrifice with this powerfully moving tribute. BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Peter Paton
A wonderful and moving tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for us in Pennsylvania

Their sacrifice was not in vain Lori

"He spoke to her: "Honey, itís OK now...
Though you feel that this is wrong.
Iíll just be on another stage...
For Godís play is awfully long."
"Remember how you applauded
when the actors came to line?
Just remember in your heart...
Itís not goodbye all the time."
Peter
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