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Loss and Gain
by Alan D Busch
Monday, June 23, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My friend mourns the recent sudden death of his 21-year old daughter ...

I dedicate the following verses to Noelle,of blessed memory, beloved daughter of my friend and author Micki Peluso whose book And The Whippoorwill Sang I have recently finished much to my own self-improvement. May she and her family have length of days, and the memory of Noelle be a blessing.


He took one life but gave back two.

How flows the divine arithmetic I cannot sum

when a daughter’s death does him benumb

Yet another of His mysteries none too few.

Reaped he the bitterness of harvest shame,

but comes each night to pray his grief.

A nightmare did a dream become a fallen leaf

brought them soon two miracles came.


He taketh, He giveth in this, His world,

for them our love always who live no more.

Their souls depart and forever soar,

cover them gently with love’s blanket unfurled.


He standeth before Whom this father dost weep,

struggles to listen to sounds now mute.

Recorded in time ago on memory’s flute,

turn from this ground in which our tears do seep.














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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/24/2008
A soul-reaching offering, Alan. I cannot imagine the loss of a child. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Valerie Roeske 8/26/2008
Dripping tears thru the pain of this read, lovely written, take care Valerie
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 6/24/2008
Dear Alan,

This is a most moving and loving poem, expressing what only those who have loved and lost, can truly experience. Thank you for the dedication to Noelle, as I am certain that she thanks you as well.

As always, Micki Peluso

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