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Significant Revision of A Father Loses A Daughter
by Alan D Busch

Friday, June 25, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Recent poems by Alan D Busch
•  Poetical Reflections of my father
•  A Revision of A Father Loses A Daughter
•  Shacharis Musings (revised and published)
•  While Vigilance Slept (revision of Dignity Restored)
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A further revision of "A Father Loses A Daughter" ... rededicated to Noelle, beloved daughter of my friend Micky Peluso, whose book And The Whipoorwill Sang, I recommend for all readers.

 

 He took one life but gave back two …

How flows the divine arithmetic I cannot sum.

When his daughter’s death leaves her father benumb,

Such are His mysteries none too few.


Crushing broad shoulders oh bitterest shame …

yet summons his strength to pray a father’s grief.

He awakens from nightmares as if a falling leaf …

ere long were sent him twin miracles came.


He taketh yet giveth back to this, His world.

Hold them fast ‘til you’ve strength no more …

lest their souls forever depart toward eternity soar.

Blanket them with tenderness gently unfurled.


He sits as if for a portrait and every day weeps …

while recalling yesterday’s laughter now mute.

Nary a faint echo of her schoolgirl’s flute,

that he plays for her, in his memory keeps.

Alan D. Busch

 

 

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/29/2010
Beautifully penned, it deeply touched me.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/25/2010
Deeply moving and meaningful; these are soul-reaching verses, Alan. Love and peace to you,

Regis



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