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« on: July 29, 2008, 05:32:52 AM »
Thank you for all the support and encouragement from my first letter to death.   I have written another and I hope you will like this one as well.

This one is dedicated to our/my friend Donna B.  She has shown me that there is life, and it is to be lived to the fullest, in spite the adversities that life throws at us.  She has shown me by example, not just words. 

Today I celebrate her life! are my inspiration.  You are woman, and we hear your roar!

Dear Life

How I miss you old friend.
You are faithful to be here for me whether I want you, or not.
Since death visited, it seems as if I lost all desire for you.
There doesn’t seem a reason to feel joyful or content.
I am blinded by my pain, and can not see beyond that right now.

Life, you had once given me an abundance that I was not deserving of.
But in this quiet time of death, oh how I struggle to remain with you.
There are even moments that I pray you would give up on me.

Where there was love and happiness, why does it seem like anger took root?
I use to have such hope in you, but now that is clouded with despair.
I have brief glimpses of my old you, and in those moments I want you back.
But then the fog rolls in, when I remember what once was, and is not any more.

Life, I know you are still here for me, even waiting for me patiently.
I can hear you beckoning me to come back to you, and I want to answer your call.
Remind me through your beauty of this world that there is so much left to see and do.
I want so desperately to taste your goodness and fullness once again.

I know you are teaching me a great lesson on humility.
It is through my broken heart that I am now able to see another’s pain.
I was so ridged, and am learning that I must bend or else I will break.
I thought I was invincible, but now I see just how fragile you have made me.
I thank you for showing me that you do not measure our days by years, hours or minutes, but in our breaths and heartbeats.

Like a mangled body trying to walk again, I struggle to move on.
I try to place one foot in front of the other with great difficulty and stubbornness.
Before large strides were taken carelessly, now I am struggling to look ahead.
With each step forward, I pray it will be a step farther away from the pain I am enduring.
But I will take that step.
I have to take that step.
And I will celebrate victory in that moment as it is a new milestone.

Letter to Death: Death never looks back to see my tears or how difficult life has become now for me.
When death stops a heart, it doesn't understand that it beat with another.


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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 05:53:48 AM »
I just don't know what to say. It is timeless and universal, so profound, bordering on the sacred what you have written.


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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 10:45:50 AM »
sacred is right.    beautiful!   

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 11:11:36 AM »
Sara, I just got home and read your letter to life. I am crying right now. It is so beautiful and sacred. I am trully honered to be your inspiration, but that goes both ways as you are mine. I think it's ironic that the first nurse that gave Jerry his treatment at Cancer Care(and he trully loved) gave me my last treatment today and they also gave me a purple heart. There were hugs and kisses all around and as I was leaving the tears were streaming, because I thought why couldn't Jerry have received his purple heart. But than as your letter says you put one foot in front of the other and move on. I truly think you should publish both of these poems. You are the greatest!

Thanks Donna


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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 05:11:38 PM »
This is an amazing poem.  It is so true and uplifting at the same time.  It is sad but has hope.  Thank you for this.  I hope you post it from time to time so I can revisit it through my journey.



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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 07:17:10 PM »

You ought to be called “pearl” now.

Great thinker!


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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2009, 08:41:25 PM »
Wonderful poem... Needed u today.. Thanks