Tag Archives: Loss

The Gold Ring

It’s funny how your mind can drift. One minute you are thinking about something and the next you have traveled to a completely different thought. It happened to me the other day. I was focused on my diet and the … Continue reading

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The first time I saw his picture on the web, I was in love. I little Cocker Spaniel named Scooter, about one year old, was down in Arkansas looking for a forever home. After talking it over with my wife, … Continue reading

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Where Two Once Stood

Where two once stood, now one aloneLeft to journey on their ownGone the love they chose to shareDashed in the ashes of despairA heart now turned to stone How for this loss will I atoneSurvive without the love I’ve knownOne … Continue reading

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Gone Are The Days

Gone are the days when we strolled through the heather Gone is the laughter we shared Back when our days were spent most together Back when for each other we cared Time was cruel when it played with our heartstrings … Continue reading

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Cemetery Street

The pavement laid with cobbled stone Smoothed by the years, beneath my feet Greets me as I walk alone On Cemetery Street Behind the walls where death is sown Where souls of yesterday retreat And remnants of the past have … Continue reading

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Will You Take Me There

I was lost within my life, I could not find my way My days had no direction, my path had gone astray I dreaded my tomorrows, with disdain I viewed my past Each time I tried to rise above, my … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

I originally wrote and posted this in 2014. I offer it again today in celebration of Armed Forces Day, honoring those who have served and sacrificed that I may be free. ………………. She sits alone before the massive windows of … Continue reading

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Living Through

I am still wrestling with the recent loss of my beloved wife.  It is still early.  I understand that.  It is still a raw and open wound.  Too fresh to have begun healing.  Still bandaged in grief. They say there … Continue reading

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Living Through

I am a very lucky man.  I have just spent almost 60 years with the love of my life.  How many people do you know that can say that?  How many people get to walk that far together? There was … Continue reading

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Visions of a faceless being Emotions stirred without seeing Stricken children lost at birth Like wickless candles, without worth Haunting eyes and bodies frail The tendrils of my heart assail  

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