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Death of my mother; Aftermath
jgeoghegan

My life, rose tinted until now, has reached its intermission
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A pillar of my happiness has left without permission
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I owe her all, my worth, my being, my absolute existence
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Utopian script would have her reign in perpetual persistence
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The baby teeth and frame are shed as the human being matures
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But the little child within remains, the dependency endures
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All is changed, irreparably, a painful reconstruct
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to rebuild life from which a vanguard of my person has been plucked
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To survival of the species raison d’être is restricted
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No higher meaning likely when such pain can be inflicted
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I beg you history repent, your deadly deed amend
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Grant a stay of execution, delay her ineluctable end
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Life patently survives death but my wounded soul cannot embrace
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The blemished normality that will return but with her presence erased
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Poignant solace from remembering belatedly I crave
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Sweet recollections and shrouded grief companions to my grave
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11 Feb 07

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I'm sorry for your loss.
This is a wonderful tribute to your mother.
 — unknown

very touching, however,
did you intend to punctuate only half the poem?
simple tweaking aside, this is lovely writing.
Jen-
 — jenakajoffer

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