Tag Archives: sorrow

Such Is Life

I am taken aback by these jumbled feelings upon the news of Bernard Sr’s death. Where once I felt numb (or so I thought) tears and sobs prove otherwise. Happy and sad memories swirl around together creating more curious emotions, … Continue reading

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Endurance

This poem is dedicated to my childhood BFF, Barbara (The Gad About) Gamble who lost her trailer this week to a fire.  Love you, my friend.  Sandy Endurance Fire guts the trailer But we’re ok. We had planned to move … Continue reading

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The Angel

Finally decorating the Christmas tree Seemed wrong to do it before giving thanks For all the problems you helped me solve And all the times you just listened to me Happy memories slowly build To wash away the grief and pain … Continue reading

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Remember When?

http://www.elvisconcerts.com/newspapers/press291.htm September 10, 1970!  What a day that was.  How excited we Elvis fans were to know our King was arriving.  This photo was taken with a telescope lens at the airport on the day Elvis arrived.  One of the ladies I worked … Continue reading

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Bearable

We all have our crosses to bear Whether visible or not. Some people are straight Because they hesitate To acknowledge their burdens. But this hesitation is futile Because sooner or later We all will bear the brunt of the crosses … Continue reading

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Hold Back The Tears

Memories flood my mind as I hold back the tears. I don’t want to cry because it hurts that much more, but don’t know how I can hold back the tears. I reach for the tissues hoping that will stop … Continue reading

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Quiet Time

Quiet time begins the year where bliss and drinking was before. Quiet time shields from harsh reality as the memories of last year are cherished or suppressed for reasons known only to the self. Quiet time comes in fleeting moments … Continue reading

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Ode To Youth

Oh to be young once more and frolic as I did so long ago But achy joints and crippled knee keep me from my revelry Clouded eyes I do surmise have added to my woe And sometimes it just plain … Continue reading

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Today

Today words fail me so in my room I hide And struggle to overcome the fear that prevails. Will this spell be broken so that I can once again regain my place upon life’s slippery slope Or am I doomed … Continue reading

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Ode To 565

My sister emailed me today with the sad news that The Old Baptist Church Building (Cahokia, IL) where we grew up was burned and arson is suspected.  Ode To 565 The place was torched by some monster or misguided humanoid … Continue reading

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