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Gone Way Too Soon

Updated on May 11, 2015
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I heard a rumble from the hillsides.

I saw a cloud turning gray.

And in my time of sorrow,

I saw you drift away.

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I hear laughter from the angels.

I think of choirs in the sky.

As memories come easy,

I try hard not to cry.

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I did all I knew to keep you here.

I could not make you stay.

You did what you wanted,

You always got your way.

This is my husband, Bill and his faithful companion, Whimpy.
This is my husband, Bill and his faithful companion, Whimpy. | Source

I hold the truth within my heart.

But I never understood,

Knowing you liked doing things,

Unhealthy cause you could.

My granddaughter, Katelyn made this nice pot in her pottery class at school. I bought the bronze memorial plate on line to glue on it.
My granddaughter, Katelyn made this nice pot in her pottery class at school. I bought the bronze memorial plate on line to glue on it. | Source
This is the same pot after we added flowers to it.
This is the same pot after we added flowers to it. | Source

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      Diana L Pierce 22 months ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Yes, Carolyn I can relate all to well. There wasn't anyway we could have stopped them from self indulging. Sometimes I think "What if I..." I try not to venture there often and I'm getting better at leaving it be. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Carolyn Fields 22 months ago from the USA

      I lost my husband about 8 years ago - massive heart attack. He chewed tobacco, drank alcohol, and was very overweight. These were his choices, not mine. I think you "get" that, too. Glad to see you thriving on this website.

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      Diana L Pierce 2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, kalinin1158. Sometimes accepting what we don't understand is the only way to make peace with ourselves.

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      Lana ZK 2 years ago from California

      This is a beautiful poem, Diana. I could tell you love your husband very much. You're right, people make their own choices, and we have to accept that. And hope that we will meet them again :)

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      Diana L Pierce 2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you, torrilynn. I sure do appreciate your comment.

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      torrilynn 2 years ago

      I'm sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to lose someone so very close to you. This was beautiful and reminded me to remember our loved ones in a time of love, light, and happiness. Thank you. Best of wishes.