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I was 3 years, and 8 months old when you were born
But did not know you till twenty
When we laid in the grass and promised
Each other our love would be plenty

I weigh our life and marriage today
And think of our 30, and 8 years together
Our love, our laughter, and caring for children
Midst sodden days or brightest fair weather

So on your first birthday at home with Jesus
I remember the laughter and love you convey
You filled me with selfless affection and friendship
I’ll miss you… ’til we’re united again someday

Happy Birthday My Love


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Dialysis

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You walk in and look around; you see no warmth, nor hope for tomorrow, there is no laughter in that room. All eyes are vacant; little hope shines through…

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She has flare in her eyes
and smiles like an angel.
Muse her hows and whys
her love is so faithful.

She contrives my future
and makes arrangements.
She gives me away
to transcend Her ailments.

She has flare in her eyes
yet misfortune o’re her head.
Her love for me is not disguised.
“I’m only doing this for you.” She said.

“I’m only doing this for you,
I don’t want this pain.
I’m only doing this for you,
what else have I to gain?”

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Lost Year

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For my friend:

Winter’s sting began last spring,
over one year last,
that’s when he passed away,
now all she can pray is; “help me hold fast.”
Time and doubt are all strung out,
in the ceaseless pale dream,
but memories sustain,
and she doesn’t complain;
as she’s carried upon life’s stream.

Meanwhile, the toiling world flashes by:
And men’s souls rise and fail,
like the stream in the pale dream,
on its wintry race, never ceases the pace,
dwell on its lonesome face.


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