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For Karen, Because She Always Has.

Updated on June 17, 2022
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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

There is little comfort to give to the dying but it must be offered often

Some thoughts on my friend who is facing death

For Karen, Because She Always Has.

Bone weary 
the sun pulls me up
to a mourn of 
"Much to do about something."
The sheets lie rumpled 
over a warm hollow
where my dreams were 
left with hope realized
for a precious lady who was 
always so caring 

Yesterday still haunts me,
with memories of 
a charity benefit
for a dear friend of mine 
with ovarian cancer.
Hundreds of eager faces 
trying hard not to cry,
as she hobbled up 
to greet her sad surprise.

The fall leaves watercolored, 
a saline stained picture
of what she may 
not see next year,
as her daughters 
tear-dampened eyes
cemented their 
embrace of love.

Imagine her arrival at a party
that held the face of death,
just under the shadows of a pavilion
decorated with hope 
amidst the beams of support.

While underneath 
her drape of clothing
an insidious disease 
devours her precious days.

I hope she remembers 
the many warm hugs,
gift wrapped in flesh,
when death decides to drag her 
into the chill of nevermore.

I know she will cherish 
each whispered endearment,
when she at last is faced 
with giving up, giving in, 
and finally giving out.

We are all lessened, 
lessoned when we lose 
someone we cherish 
to the dark side,
We learn that our own mortality
is but a mutation away.
when the days glean sharper 
and more poignant for us all

She may yet God willing 
remember this day of hope
long into her eighties, 
or whisper of it's beauty 
with her last feeble breath.]
Godspeed, is my plea
for her recovery
if it is in his plan,
scripted for all lives created,
or simply a painless flight,
wrapped in the arms of his angels 
as they lift her heavenward
to eternal bliss.

© 2009 Matthew Frederick Blowers III


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