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UP AND OUT AND AWAY was her heart

Updated on February 18, 2012
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They started to talk while they were working

every once in a while their hands would touch and then their eyes would lock. They would feel a shiver and he would smile, she would blush.

She looked so young

In his eyes

This night

As their lips touched

And hearts melted

That made them

Fly up and out and away

The break in the rains, as it was called in the rain forest, had a different name in the countryside, (Drought). It was miserable outside. So hot and humid the water just poured off their bodies but they didn’t seem to notice.

It was the night of her fiftieth birthday, and she knew he was planning a birthday party for her and she was thrilled. All the locals were going to be there. They had been there for the past ten years only going back to England twice. This was home to them and they loved it.

In a Cavernous basement of the government building, everyone was gathered with presents and food and kisses and hugs.

Her hair was still long and blond and flowed so easily down her back over her long silky blue flowing dress. Her skin was still milky white, because of the big fluffy hats she would wear and her long sleeves. Everyone was always amazed how she kept her skin so silky.

He came up and grabbed her hand and pulled her on the dance floor while everyone cheered. The music was flowing their drums were beating and then the gun fire started.

Please shield my soul

Lift my heart

Oh Lord, I beg

Pull the flaming arrows

Out of the flesh

Oh it hurts too much

This day

My heart must fly

Up and out and away

The bodies that lay on the floor that night were so many. She lifted her head to find her love bleeding, not moving. She reached her hand to his when a foot step on her hand and pulled her up by the hair.

“This is the day you die my friend your life will be no more.”

As the life flowed out she realized that UP AND OUT AND AWAY must her heart go this day.

“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.”

2 Samuel 22:17

©Copyright 2012 by POET DEBORAH BROOKS-LANGFORD


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      girishpuri

      thank you for reading and commenting

      Debbie

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      beautiful story, keep writing

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you rajan.. I appreciated you words.. Have a blessed day.

      Debbie

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Deborah such a beautifully written story. You had me captivated till the end. Voted up. Shared.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Mr. Lord.. Your words mean so much to me.. You are so awesome.

      Blessing to you 'Debbie

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Thanks for posting on my FB,

      Up and out and away, was a wonderful poetic narrative, that took me to the end. Salvation can mean, getting released from our original sin on earth. This can be a double way out that with death, we return to that perfect light, which can join us with our creator. Great read my friend!

      LORD

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Susan.. I have missed you.. so glad to see you again,,

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Lady Fiddler.. your comments are awesome.

      thanks for visiting and commenting

      Debbie

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      Joanna Chandler 5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Nice Poetry Debs,

      keep up the good work

      as always ;)

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      Susan Joyner-Stumpf 5 years ago

      Even in tragedy you make it beautiful, Deb

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      Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Bravo, Debbie. What else I can say. ^_^

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Debbie,

      "My heart must fly

      Up and out and away"

      This one is so sad but beautiful because they will be together in internal love.

      Voted up an away

      Take care

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you eddy..I look forward to your comments. Thank you visiting..you are really awesome...blessing to you..debbie

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      So full beauitufl passion Debbie;you are such a great and heartfelt writer my friend.

      Take care and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you Cloud thank you for liking my hub. and for voting up

      Dawn thank you for saying this is beautiful;.. You are so awesome.

      Blessing to you both

      Debbie

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Debbie, this was so beautiful, sad and action filled. You are an amazing story teller! Have a blessed day! Peace!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I loved this hub entirely, it was filled with passion for love and for life as well, awesome job here Deborah.

      Voted Up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you always exploring.. I love your positive comments. I am honored

      Blessing to you

      Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I really got into this story, sad to be sure, but ended with a positive message..Loved it Debbie....

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Dr. Lee you are so awesome your words honor me.

      Curiad.. nice to meet you. I am so glad you liked my read, really awesome

      God Bless both of you

      Debbie

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Great Hub Deborah. Wonderful intermingling of story, poetry and scripture. "Signature Deborah". Very beautiful work. You are such the romantic poet. Great job. I voted UP, interesting, awesome and beautiful.

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      This was an amazing read, captivating from beginning to end! Your writing style is awesome.

      Voted Up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Sunshine.. You are so awesome to say that.

      Blessing to you my dear.

      Debbie

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Beautiful: Poem, video, hub and writer. Your words flowed and came together perfectly.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Ardie, I am so glad you liked it, I am honored by your words.

      Michele thank you for saying that. thank you for visiting and commenting

      Gypsy. God Bless you my dear. I always love it when you visit .

      You all are awesome'

      Blessing to you all.

      Debbie

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      You held my complete attention from word one all the way to the end. Your writing is swift, beautiful, and deadly. Your talent is immeasurable.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Debbie, your hubs are always amazing and wonderful. I love all of them. Thank you so much for sharing them.

      They help people find meaning in their lives. Thumbs up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      The very best moments of our lives can be so fleeting. We must live as if each day were our last and look toward the Lord to protect us. God bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      thank you stages of me.. so glad you like it

      Sky GOD is great.. you are so right. thank you for visiting

      Martie, I think the short stories keeps our attention so much more vivid ...I will tend to drift LOL.. I don't want anyone to drift in mine,.. thanks for commenting.

      Gina thank you so glad you like my story

      tobuiness thank you for voting up.

      Frank thank you for visiting and always love your comments. always look forward to you visiting.

      God Bless you all

      Debbie

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Ms Brooks you sure know how to tell a story.. quick but still held my attention and delievered..

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Deborah, there's something here for everyone. I enjoyed this very much, its sad and brutal but so is life sometimes. Voted up

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      Gina Joy Bennett 5 years ago

      Very interesting Deborah,this one was full of passion,pain and joy.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Excellent writing, Debbie! Tragic story. Voted up and however sad, awesome message. Just before I've read this, I've decided to shorten stories I am going to publish in the future. Considering the many-many marvelous stories and poems available for us to read on the Internet, and the forever shortage of time on our hands to do what we like to do, such as reading, we should present ours as short and dynamic as possible to not become a burden for our readers. And here I discovered yours... the perfect length. Thanks for inspiring me in this regards.

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      So she died , your mind is at work and the song , I had to remember Celine . Life has it's ways but it always wins.

      God is great.

      Bless.

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      The Stages Of ME 5 years ago

      Beautiful:)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Capedium.. They had a life that ended but you know where they flew too.. LOl

      Good nite sweeet friend.

      Debbie

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      Zara has an amazing voice.. More than 12 million view.. She is a shinning star..

      I really love this hub, though I got lost in the middle, the message at the end however is clear.. Question? what really happened, in a twinkle of an eye everything fade.. You made their life's look like a mirage..

      Great hub, many question.. Triumphant ending..