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Missing You
by Marty Kay
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Child mortality

You left us on an autumn night,
of naked oak and epiphyte,

the limpness of the maple leaf,
the golden hue of nature's grief,

a mawkish moon that mourned our loss,
the shimmer of an early frost.

We dressed you in your Sunday best,
Communion suit, complete with vest.

Your destination, cold and bleak,
we chose for you the finest teak.

A coffin draped in wreaths and flowers,
we gave You back what once was ours.

Memories motionless in time,
frozen moments in my mind,

laid to rest at eight years old,
my precious child, my lamb, my foal.

A love so deep within my heart,
gouged, in brutal prise apart,

and forced to cope the best I can,
but I'm a weak and mortal man.

How painful then to carry on,
when all my world is dead and gone,

though death will come to all I trust,
to old of age it should come first.

No natural act at Your command,
should take the child before the man,

but You decreed to take my son,
before my time on earth was done,

so all I ask of You this night,
is keep him safe with all Your might,

and help me journey on my way,
till safely back with him one day.



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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 12/2/2009
Powerful and touching poem.I am sorry for your loss.take care and God bless you
Reviewed by John Bidwell 11/30/2009
I like to hope that every good deep, especially those without thought, somehow honors those I have loved and lost.
We are always loving them.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/30/2009
OH, this is sad, Marty Kay. I'm sorry for your loss - please accept my deepest condolences. A child? No parent should outlive their baby. :(

(((((HUGS)))) and love, Karla.

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