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Pull Love Out of the Air

Updated on February 7, 2015


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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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Phyllis. good seeing you longtime :)

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years 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 2 years ago from Shelton

      you are way too sweet bless you dear Faith :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years 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 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks for reading Ke...:) bless you

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      Kebennett1 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

      Johnny thank you and bless you

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      Secret lies 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

      sure golden ill check them out

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      Golden Field 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

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

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      raciniwa 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Lissette 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks Audrey

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Such a gorgeous write Frank!

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

      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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      Ruchira 5 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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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

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

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Frank,

      This one speaks of a family's unconditional love.

      Voted up and away.

      Take Care

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you dark :)

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      great poem..love the title

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      Eiddwen 5 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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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      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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      shimmering Dawn 5 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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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 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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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks sky for visiting my page :) Bless you

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      Sky9106 5 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.