Destiny's Face

CXLVI.


RETROSPECT


I'd never seen auras before

He walked through darkened portal

Amid a yellow glow,

Like sunshine.


His brightness filled stale room,

His fragrance of fresh air

Infused it everywhere,

With his design.


I barely knew him yet

But felt his essence; knew

His specialness, though mortal:

So good, caring, strong and benign.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay


REVERIE


Now I see your face,

That face I love

Everywhere I look

It sets the mood.


I look behind that face

To gentleness of dove,

Clarity, perception,

A living prayer.


Behold a face

Echoes angels' songs

And seagulls wings,

Bright memories, ever there.


Behold the face to which

My heart belongs

And fills my heart with joy

And all that's good.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay




His fragrance lingers

On my shoulders,

Kisses tease

My lips,

Gentle fingers

Caress my face,

Leave a trace of him.


Though it’s only in my mind,

His essence lifts

My waking dreams.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay




Four Divas sing First Time Ever I Saw Your Face




You would be glad and proud

To know I face

My mortal life remaining

Courageously with joy

As you faced yours.


Spirits intertwined

Face immortality as one,

And ever remind

It is as was begun right here

Before you went ahead.


Never alone nor lonely

Ever open to life's fullness

To share, even now -

The miracle of Life between us,

Each where each is.


I visualize your face and know -

It is transformed, not dead.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay

3-19-13





Because you cared

I can still go on and fully live.


Without it,

I would surely wither.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



Cash sings First Time Ever I Saw Your FAce



The dying sun releases

Almost every trace

Of day's transcendence,

As night descends

To affix these memories

Upon Time's tireless wheel

On which to write, to feel again

The never-ending story ~

Life.


______© Nellieanna H. Hay



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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

Nellieanna...How beautiful your words and your memories of a love that transcends time and space! The poem dated today brought tears to my eyes. How privileged I feel to be allowed a glimpse at that wondrous love....Jaye


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

This is absolutely beautiful! You obviously loved him dearly and were dearly loved in return. Everyone longs for a love like that, one that not even death can tear apart nor steal happiness from.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Exceptionally well-done. I can see it, smell it and it engages the senses. voted up awesome.

"His fragrance lingers

On my shoulders,

Kisses tease

My lips,

Gentle fingers

Caress my face,

Leave a trace of him."


Vickiw 3 years ago

Hello Nellieanna, what a lovely tribute to your loved one! Of course, you have to be beautiful yourself, before you can be loved as he loved you. And love has a way of making you beautiful. Thank you for sharing your feelings with us.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Jaye, dear friend - thank you for being the first to comment, especially with such a lovely, perceptive comment! Actually even the poems written earlier were revised and updated today. For years, I resisted changing any poetry from its original. With the computer, though - it's simple to keep both versions, which suits me. I always have felt that revising a poem written in the midst of whatever inspired it with its experience and feelings - is literally writing another poem. So - what's wrong with that if one can have both? :-)

All these which were written during earlier times of strong feeling about my George, fit my purpose then and now. Changing the vantage points to better fit this moment of retrospect of our love is not difficult. It really is ongoing; while not as intense as at first when he departed, but ever present and always giving me such feelings, which I treasure.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

How fortunate your dear George was to have your love, Nellieanna, and how blessed you were to share his depth of feeling in return. Truly a match made in heaven. Thank you for sharing these exceptionally fond memories with the rest of us via your matchless poetry. We are blessed by your presence here.


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PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

Hi,

Your love for him took my breath away---such an exquisite poem of living, loving and never forgetting such a great love. I know you still feel his love everyday.

Thank you for sharing with us.

Bobbi Purvis


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello - Shanmarie! I'm so pleased you came by and opened a chance for me to go visit your hubs and find much to return to and to follow. I'm glad you've found my hub worthy to visit and to leave a comment! I was very lucky, after experiencing another kind of relationship. Just proves that 'it's not over till it's over" - lol… He'd endured a debilitating relationship, as well - but we still had nearly 30 years of really good life together. Not perfect (what would be more boring?) - but as near as I can imagine. Most of the regrets I have are my own,wishing I'd been better! :-) It was simply a sensible, mutually sharing/caring entity. I'd wish for anyone such a good relationship.

Thank you - and welcome to my world.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Marlene - thank you. I love that you experience the sensual effects. I don't exaggerate when I say he smelled like fresh air and sunshine. He'd laugh and accuse me of liking to smell sweat when he came in from outside, but it was breathtakingly fresh! He didn't prefer cologne or other man-made fragrance - nor did he need them! I wish I could bottle up his scent - and sell it - I'd be rich! It's the essence of love to me.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Vicki - Thank you so much. He would smile and blush, I'm sure. He wasn't stingy with his compliments and never let a day pass without saying things to make me feel wonderful, even when he himself was diminishing. I almost have to believe some of them! :-) Thank you for such a lovely compliment!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear, dear Dr. BJ. I sometimes think you know me best of all my dear friends here, but not surprising, considering your human understanding.

We really were each other's refuges, yet never smothered or limited each other. If only people could learn to hold love lightly - they'd find it wants to hold them in its own heart. I know he'd want me to live on - as I'd want him to if it were reversed. I can't begin to share all the fond memories - but sometimes - they just beg to be shared! :-) Thank YOU, my friend.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Bobbi - I am delighted you've visited my site. I just peeked at yours and I'm so happy that you've written a hub about "Australia" - I haven't read it yet - but sure it will be good when I soon do. The movie is among my favorites. It covers so much of history and life. A marvelous movie!

Thank you for appreciating my hub; and yes - no day passes without my reveling in the love we shared, -- never morbid, but bright; though I do find myself saying out loud that I want him BACK! sigh. HIs real presence is so wonderful, though - it permeates so much of mine.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Even your comments say a lot about who you are as a person! What a beautiful soul. I am happy to add you to my list of people I follow, and I look forward to reading more of your work.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Beautiful my courageous friend--for me, the last piece is especially moving---beautiful work!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Shanmarie - what a gracious thing to say. Thank you! I appreciate it and look forward to seeing more of you!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Hello, Audrey, dear lady! These are matters which always touch and involve me deeply. I'm pleased you found it moving. Hugs.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

And to you as well


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Hi Nellieanna, your words are absolutely beautiful! His love still lingers in your heart. Thanks for sharing with me. hugsxx


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

I'm smiling, Audrey! :-))


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Marlene - Yes, - his love, - his entire personality lingers in my heart. It's such a privilege to always think of someone with such unabated pleasure and delight. And it's a special privilege to share it with you!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

We are the love birds who sing of a glorious love. Thank you for your song.


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torrilynn 3 years ago

such a beautiful job

you did an amazing job

it was touching and very deep

Voted up and shared.


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Oh, Dear Nellieanna, this is absolutely beautiful and so touching! You are a dear soul, and I can just tell, from your words, that you were the most loving partner to him! May your love for him and your memories live on through these words..... Thanks for sharing your wonderful work here. Voting up and everything.....


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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

Oh Nellieanna dear,

I so understand and appreciate this tribute of love for your dear husband: "His fragrance lingers / On my shoulders, / Kisses tease / My lips, / Gentle fingers / Caress my face / LEAVE A TRACE OF HIM

It took my breath away and that is all I can say right now as I am fighting back tears. I will come back to read it again


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Nellieanna - just beautiful - so touching = to love and be loved with such desire, thoughtfulness and sheer emotion is enviable. A wonderful tribute to your husband.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh yes, Martin! The presence of love in song and reality is a beacon. Tra-la-la!! :-)

Thank you!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Torri Lynn - by the way - that's a lovely name! Thank you for your visit and beautiful comments - and votes. Hugs.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Lizzie - Thank you for those lovely words. He was so easy to love, so I deserve no credit. :-) Writing was a pleasure but the words are mere expressions of what I feel spontaneously quite frequently.

He's such a lively memory and pure pleasure to remember.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Petra - as I wrote this, I truly thought of you and how much we've shared in the losses of our beloveds. - We do them honor by keeping their memories alive and by keeping ourselves alive and active as they'd have it. It's part of the tribute, in fact, to be still infused with the joy with which they expanded our lives when present in them. Those traces we feel so actually are part of that 'always' connection.

Hugs and hope you're ok. Nothing wrong with tears. I let'm flow when they're spontaneous.

Thank you, dear friend.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Travmaj - thank you, sweet lady. Yes, to be loved and love back is the most wondrous experience. I'm not sure one is really possible without the other, though having the feeling of love is a treasure and a miracle whether or not it can be reciprocated in kind. It's just not 'full circle', full-blown love unless it is mutual and reciprocal, which can only be from the heart, and within reciprocal possibility. There are potential loves which just can't develop, though may be rewarding, just in the feeling of it in one's heart.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Your beautiful words fill me with love and remembrance. Voted up and oh so beautiful.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, dear breakfast pop. Remembrance is a lovely thing!

(I just peeked at your site and it made me hungry! Gotta go read those hubs! :-)


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Nellieanna, this is so-so beautiful, and proving that true love is immortal and a source of strength and positive power.

I love every word, and especially these:

"Though it’s only in my mind,

His essence lifts

My waking dreams."

Oh, and that 'First time ever I saw your face' will always be one of my favorites.


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Petra Vlah 3 years ago from Los Angeles

I just had to come back and read it once again (and probably will do the same many more times in the future)

As I look back at your life and mine I really feel that in a way we have been more than lucky to have had such wonderful men in our life. Even if we lost them, their memory will always be alive and it gives us comfort to revisit moments of joy. Thank you, my dear friend, for giving a voice (in a magnificent way) to love and joy, to pain and sorrow.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Martie, my Cyber-Daughter - thank you. You know, most of what we experience as 'reality' is actually simply what our minds perceive, anyway. The ability to perceive and respond is part of our humanity. If we perceive even after "the fact" - all the better!

Oh yes! "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is a long-time favorite of mine too. It was written as a sort of folk-song by Scottsman Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger whom he later married. They performed it together in folk clubs in Britain. But I was unable to find any recordings of that. I did think the one by Johnny Cash when he was getting old was especially poignant; and the 4 ladles' renditions are extraordinary, too, each so different. I love Roberta's most - but Celine's is lovely (I featured hers on a hub), and so is Leona Lewis'. They are all very powerful singers, each different. I'd never heard the delicate voice of Laarni Lozada singing it; it is so different.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Petra - I'm so glad you returned. Yes - I, too, think we're extremely lucky to have shared such wonderful men and love in our lives. So many people would give all they ever had for such a privilege and joy - which is ongoing in our memories. There is pain and sorrow, of course. - But the full measure of the joy and happiness would be unavailable, were we unable to also feel those emotions to their capacity. We can choose which to cling on to, though - and that is a great bonus.

Even though my George was 10 years my senior and we accepted that he might eventually go first, he was so full of life and energy - up into his 80s, it was almost as f we were the same age. So I still wasn't prepared, but had to accept it. Accepting life and its variables - and certainties - is a major lesson we must surely be here to learn, and then converting them into positive good and valuable ongoing life for ourselves and others. As writers, we have such opportunity!

Thank you for returning and giving me your hand in this way.


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Such tender memories that linger to keep you warm and alive. So exquisitely beautiful.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you, sweet Rosemary! There are, indeed, so many lovely, tender memories to remind me of life up till now and inspire me along with it now and on. . . . :-)


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Such beautiful, tender memories of a loved one.


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habee 3 years ago from Georgia

Few people get to experience this kind of love. Your words are beautiful and bittersweet.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. An incredible tribute to the love of your life. A lovely and poetically romantic journey through sweet memories. Great music and pics. He's with you , by your side and in your heart and your love goes on. Hugs. Passing this on.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Oh Nellieanna…you and George shared an uncommon love. This more than lingers…it imprints on the heart and mind like no other. It leaves not shadow, but light; not melancholy, but promise. Such beauty blooms and tenders the soul like a spiritual garden with each passing day. Voted up and sharing this inspirational, courageous poetry and tribute, dear friend. :-)


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

I know this is from your heart and share much of what you've said. That one love comes along only once in a lifetime. There may be others but that ONE is special. Beautifully, warmly written. A true tribute to your love and to George.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Blossom - thank you! - They are such tender loving memories! Not sad or morbid, they're about his life and the beauty of it which radiated all around him and filled my heart and lingers yet. You see what I'm saying, which is very gratifying.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Holly - ah - that's so true, and what a pity that everyone doesn't experience such love together, especially sad if there is someone but without it. The world couldn't keep from being improved by more deep love between partners!

For those who don't, there's always hope while there's life and openness to it.

There is bittersweetness in having to say goodbye when his time came, but that didn't stop the beauty of it, certainly not while I'm alive to feel and keep it.

Thank you. I'm so pleased you came and left your great comment, my friend .


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Rasma - What a beautiful comment.

It is indeed a romantic journey through those lovely memories which still uplift my life. He'd so love the pictures and music, too. He loved music and played it on his very lovely harmonica - sounds so sweet & haunting, I just regret not having recorded them. Part of the good memories are playful. We played musical games on long trips,- challenging each other to come up with the most songs with a certain word or theme or to recognize a song one of us knew which the other might not know. We were ten years apart so our music stashes might or might not overlap. :-) I had advantage of having siblings closer to his age and grew up with their music. But he was such a follower of good music that he was astonishing in his repertoire!

When we visited the Grand Canyon, we were both caught up in the native American music about the place and brought home several CDs. We shared eclectic music tastes - from classic to pop. But his 'time' was during the Big Band years, especially the quiet ballads of that era.

I deeply appreciate your visit and comment - and of course, thank you for the votes.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh, yes, Genna, my treasured friend! We did share an uncommon love. Yes! Your description of how it was and feels yet is exactly right. Beautiful. So beautiful. Such experience opens one up to life. It should never close the curtains on life. Love is the heartbeat of LIFE. No clogged arteries when it's kept alive! :-)

Thank you, dear friend. You always see directly into my work with keen perception. :-)


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Mary - I'm thrilled to hear you say you share much of this. When that kind of love comes along, it becomes the shared lifetime beyond any others who may have come, though they may have their own place in one's heart. But with THE ONE soulmate, the love just fills the life together beyond any. Even when one passes on, it leaves the other more, not less, filled with the essence of the love; more, not less, able to embrace life; - certainly not shut down to life or love.

Missing him lingers, of course; tears come at the memory of precious moments (like right now); - or even with moments when I wish I'd been sweeter. - I still tell the air, "I want my sweet baby back!" - but it comforts me with the knowledge that I have him in my heart and that I have abundant life in which to express the fruits of our love.

(BTW - Our main 'argument' was over which one was the 'sweetest baby'. This started from the James Taylor song, "Sweet Baby James", one of my favorites, - though George insisted he thought of this phrase himself. haha. We always addressed cards to SW1 from SW2 - depending on who was sending it to whom. Part of a good relationship is silly fun together.)

That it's still such an amazing state of being, - every day when I arise and through every night.- It's hard to describe, - but ultimately fulfilling and expanding at the same time. Does that make sense? :-)

Thank you.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Mmmmm...i so envy the passion in your words - even if it is unrequited by the adored man who is now but a memory..

Even so - i envy your love story, my dearest friend - i admire your ability to open your soul and give fully of your heart - and to take of another's as well!

I've said it before, but it says everything i feel about you: You are an amazing woman, Nellieanna..You have my deepest respects...AND -

- he was very lucky to have you, as well!

up and sharing on..


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

My very dear Leslie - thank you, dear one. I'd never thought to use the word "unrequited" in connection to George. But I understand what you mean: - there is no direct, physical, tangible exchange when someone has passed on. So - being the living partner remaining, of course, one's passion, in a very real way - is unrequited - in kind. It can only be experienced in one's mind. (What is it they say about the real seat of passion, though? heh heh)

However, I'm convinced that there can be an exchange & unspoken connection even with someone living with whom one never speaks about such a connection shared, yet each feels it. No way to prove it, but it can exist. That opens up all kinds of possibilities for ESP or whatever is involved, in any situation when no actual tangible connection is in progress or in play. Think? Plus, the advantage of not being bothered by other factors which could dilute it & would require all sorts of compromise - hahaha!

But maybe this thinking is basing "B" conclusion on "A" inconclusive assumption. Ahem - but - isn't that sort of what all human trust and faith does? So?

I dunno. My 4 -word statement of faith works here, too: there is no problem. haha - It's either valid or it's not. Either is not fatal, unless one adds stupidity to the formula! :-) I may have done some stupid things but have never been proven totally stupid. hehe

In any case - my George never let a day pass without expressing his delight in me, so maybe I stored up extra supplies of it. A lot of people almost never actually hear such things from their mates; - even though it may be the way it is; - it's supposed t be taken for granted or assumed, I guess. One might subsist on such a diet - but almost at starvation level! I didn't require a lot of reassurance. It just seemed to be what he wanted and needed to express- as much for his own benefit, sort of like it was too much to hold pent up inside. Odd, huh? It was never in doubt, anyway. And it wasn't that he was a flatterer or overly effusive - and it never 'came off' sounding that way. I think he just valued our relatonship as much as I.

That is such a lovely compliment, my dear. If I am able to open and give of my heart & soul, and to take of another's - I guess it came from that special experience.

Don't envy it - be encouraged! Hugs, sweet friend.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

I could read the things you say all day! I don't even know you, and this was the first piece of yours I read, but I see such beauty in your words and soul.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Shanmarie - what a lovely thing to do and say - - to return and tell me you really relate to it! thank you!! I can see the beauty in your heart and soul!! Hugs!


Valleypoet 3 years ago

A very moving tribute...loving memories treasured forever...and as always, so very well written:-))


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Thank you! I certainly hope that the better parts of my personality show more than the not so nice ones. Hugs to you as well. I look forward to reading much more of your work.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

Your poems are so absolutely beautiful, they put rears in my eyes... Lovely, touching, soft.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear Valleypoet - thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. I'm truly honored.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Shanmarie - WHAT not-so-nice-ones? :-) I've never noticed any!! Thank you again!! There's a lot of it (my work) and I'm honored if you look into it.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Monis Mas, thank you, and I hope they're 'good' tears my poems inspire. But your description sounds very good. You're a dear! Hugs.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

Absolutely, dear Nellieanna, those were "good" tears! I am such a girl :-)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Hahaha! How nice of you to say. That certainly makes me smile, but no one is perfect and I certainly have my share of "not-so-nice" moments.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Monis Mas - I sort of figured that they ere good tears. We all are. I value the abiliy to shed them - - they're even good for my eyes!! :-)


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Monis Mas - I sort of figured that they were good tears. We all are such girls. Aren't we lucky? I deeply value the ability to shed tears - all kinds, that fit - - they're even good for the eyes, as well as the heart and other organs!! Bottling up and stuffing our feelings would NOT be good for us! :-)


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pagesvoice 3 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

Oh if there were only enough days to live long enough to write with such passion, emotion and love as you exhibited in this absolutely wonderful and moving piece. Voted up and +++, placed on facebook and shared with my fellow hubbers.

Your words brought back some melancholy memories for me. I was in my fifties and my dad had passed some 20 years earlier. My wife and I were visiting my mom at her summer home when she coached us into attending a small country town's garage sale. We were diligently following my mom's lead, although I stepped ahead seeking out some antiqued treasure. My mom (now sleeping with the angels) grabbed my wife's arm and in honest shock said, "Oh my God Cathy! I thought for a moment Dennis was Charlie." At the end of the day when my wife had informed me what my mom said I smiled from ear to ear because I was given the ultimate compliment.

Thank you so much for bringing that wonderful memory back to me.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dennis, you just did! (Write with passion, emotion and love!!) What a lovely story about your mom thinking for a moment that you were her deceased husband - your dad. That's lovely.

My dad mistook me for Mother and once for my eldest deceased sister, when he was really becoming confused. It's humbling to be seen as someone so dear to someone, isn't it?

I'm sure your mom is gratified (with the angels) to know how it made you feel to be mistaken for her beloved. I'm so pleased that my story brought back a wonderful memory for you!

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to my hub about my beloved. You're so generous and I deeply appreciate it!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Dear, Nellieanna. I only wish that I could reach out and give you big hug. What a beautiful tribute. It sounds like you are both very blessed people. Thank you for warming my heart and putting a tear in my eye...Wayne!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Thank you so much Wayne! You are most kind. I'm touched by your sensitivity to my expression of love for my late husband and yes, we were both very blessed for many wonderful years together. I feel his dear spirit and nearness even now, though he'll be gone 5 years in September.


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Destiny brought two faces to meet one another

Life opened up and awakened both your spirits

for one another. You became instant friends and

lovers, sharing life in every capacity, souls entwined

and soulmates found you both were meant for each

other that day while life took over and prepared a path

for you both to discover and enjoy as one spirit eternal.

How sweet the taste of love such as yours, humans try

to find it, some do, many don't and many lose. You two

were meant to be united in the glow. Now his soul awaits

yours as Lenore did for Poe. I lift you up my sweet poet

to George who awaits you when the bell tolls on nigh.

This is a wonderful tribute to the both of you, I am blessed to

read of your love for George and proud that he and you shared

such a love. How truly wonderful a blessing to find the ONE.


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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

This was the third time I read Nellieanna's tribute to George and their beautiful shared love, and I ound it as uplifting as I did with the initial reading. It's like reading interactive poetry when other HP poets respond in sublime verses such as Vincent's. What a lovely way to end my day.

Jaye


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dear, dear Vincent - Your words leave nothing more for me to add except to thank you for them and for the perception and feeling that goes into them. How he would have enjoyed knowing you - and vice versa. I'm going to go to bed with a smile on my face!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh, yes, Jaye -- isn't his poetic response sublime, as you describe it!!

I feel the same way as you about a lovely way to end my day - actually now the start of the new day, Sunday - but the beginning of my Saturday night's sleep!

Yes, yes - the interaction with other HP friends, - & poets are a special delight, - brings its own pristine value here on HP tome. There could not be enough Adsense payment to equal or even compare with the satisfaction I get from the interaction we enjoy in the comments! Knowing the person who is writing the comments from the ongoing connections with each one gives each comment expressing the response right then such a voice, one can almost hear him/her - - and can fully sense him/her. It's as gratifying as - or more so than - having the arena for writing our own hubs which HP provide!

Thank you for this lovely comment, my dear!


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empire mike 3 years ago from empire, colorado

i so envy you!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

I so wish you didn't need to, my love. If only you'd gotten to know him. . .

So much in a relationship rests on basic compatibility. Mismatches are not necessarily anyone's fault but that. Your soulmate is surely wishing you'd appear, though it may 'just happen' either way. It did so for me. Wasn't looking or expecting it.

Thank you for the visit here. I'm glad you did, but so hope it isn't sad for you.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

I sent you an e-mail that I hoped you recieved.Not being to computer savy I hit send and I am never sure where it goes.This is the first hub I have read in a long time.You make my heart flutter.I have just reached thirty years at my work and I think of how amazing those years would of been if I spent them with a love one like you have with your wonderful husband George.You have said it all with heart and soul and a love that grows.Wonderful memories appreciated and shared.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Dream On, my friend. First, let me assure you that you got it right, so that I've received and read your heartfelt email. It's quite lovely and I didn't wish to answer it hastily. Since I had severe pressing things to tend to, I waited to answer very soon.

Glad you chose to visit my hub as your first in awhile. WOW! 30 years at the job! That is impressive!

Yes, my beloved George was the love of my life. He went on ahead almost 5 years ago but it's like he's here constantly. The love didn't die. It simply grows more eternal now.

I'm thrilled that these memories are appreciated when shared.

Thank you for the welcome visit!


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed, memories are like treasures that keep us going on. Voted up.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Oh, yes, Vellur! These and many more memories are treasures I cherish and use as fuel to inspire and propel my life.

Thank you so much for your read and input!


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Your love sounds very special. I think bonds can't be broken and I am sure he is still near you .

Thank you for sharing the depth of your heart and allowing us through your words to feel a little of your joy and love.

It was very moving and beautifully written.

Anna


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Yes, Anna, he is always near me, - in a happy way. Thank you.

My only regret is that everyone I now know and value can't have known him. I've several pages on my own personal website all about him. Since an entire Section II, "My People" is largely about him, perhaps you'll visit my site sometime and scroll down to it and choose a page or two to visit. He's woven through many of my other webpage Sections, as well, which you might notice if you choose to visit sometime.

http://nellieanna.com/directory.html


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Nellieanna

I will definately visit your site to read more. Thank you for sharing something so precious and personal. It gives us all hope we maybe so lucky as to find something so special as you did.

Anna


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS Author

Well, it's worth the wait! No way to rush it. I guess it finds us, rather than we finding it! :-)

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