Pull Love Out of the Air


Everyone around him could tell,

he was not an easy man to know well,

for his moods were violent

and demands great,

you could easily dislike him,

but never goes as far as hate,

you avoid him,

because he’s difficult to tolerate,

his baritone voice

made your nerves hot and wired,

but that night,

he looked very tired,

and older,

the air felt colder,

when he spoke,

his words dragged,

his cheeks sagged,

his eyes were dull,

it lacked the rage,

and his skin coarsened with age,

respect he had not earned,

but his family was still concerned,

he would die without fear,

because family always knew how

to pull love out of the air.

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

There you go, with such ease, almost as if you knew this guy.

Well done it's another that's clearly displaying your patented mark. It's right there, the way you cuddle and embrace that which so many others fear, but you find ways to to break the ice and tell of that unity that you found ,that it's easily shared by death and fear.

pulling love out of the air.

Good work brethren Frank.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks sky for visiting my page :) Bless you


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

OHHHH Frank.. I love this.. he was a rough man people really didn't like being around him...I agree with sky.. Pulling Love out of the Air.. I love it.

Great job

voted up my friend

Debbie


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Oh wow! this is good... love no matter what! So beautifully written. Have a blessed day. Peace and love!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much Our Ms Brooks.. as always you make my page just seem right.. and shim-dawn bless you for stopping by Frank


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

An amazing hub Frank;your talent so evident and also inspires others also.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Darknlovely3436 4 years ago from NewYork

great poem..love the title


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you dark :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frank,

This one speaks of a family's unconditional love.

Voted up and away.

Take Care


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Expressed so well and succinct, too. Loved it. Voted up and beautiful.


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Wow frank...your poems always have something to teach. This one talks about love for this man who showed no care but still their hearts were full of affection for him till the end...voted up n sharing!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Sueswan for your comment :) and vote.. and Blossom thanks for your wonderful comment and always Ruch.. bless you for stopping by :)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Wonderful Frank.

If I got interview you my first question will be, "where do you get the ideas for your poems."


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

VG thanks so much for stopping by bless you bro :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Such a gorgeous write Frank!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Audrey


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

This reminds me of my mother story. She thinks it is a weakness to insist on loving and caring for a person who does not seem to deserve it. I see it as a virtue. To me it marks her angelic spirit. It is not any weakness. The path of the man is easy but the path of the family is not and still she walks.

If a few people down here can do it, then surely God does...


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Moms-Secret :) always good to see you on my page


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Hello Frank...pull love out of the air...were you referring to Euthanasia?


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

no..lol family just knows how to forgive is all...:)


Golden Field 4 years ago

great words! Could you read two of my favorite stories, it is called Silent Gardener, and Three Clues. Thank you


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

sure golden ill check them out


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Secret lies 4 years ago from Redlands California

Frank your words speak to me in ways I cannot say, but this made me cry in public. What a wonderful feeler you have. Thank you for this. You have made my day. Blessed be, Johnny


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

Johnny thank you and bless you


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Kebennett1 4 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

Love transcends all! I love the way you tell the hearts story that many people just can't put into words.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks for reading Ke...:) bless you


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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Dear Frank,

I am loving digging up your older stuff that I have not read yet. Wow, you have written a lot here over the years!

Yep, another great title to another poignant poem. When it comes down it ...family can pull love out of the air no doubt. Love is a funny thing at times, but when it's the real thing, love covers a multitude of sins and we are able to love even the unlovable in this life.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

God bless you my virtual and dear friend


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

you are way too sweet bless you dear Faith :)


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Phyllis Doyle 18 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

I am glad Faith pulled this one out of the air - it is that part of you seldom shown, Frank. Family can reach out and help when the need is there, for love, even if not often shown can conquer all. Well done!


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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

thanks Phyllis. good seeing you longtime :)


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Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton Author

that's gotta be a big-time compliment coming from you :) thanks Eddy...

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