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Please excuse the rather "dark" tone, I just lost a family member. Thank you for allowing me to post "bad poetry" in a place where people might be able to relate to what I am feeling.

If memories went with shampoo bubbles, circling down the drain
I could wash away the love I've lost, Rinse, repeat, for pain.
At least the blessed spray and splash camoflauge these useless tears.
Grief and loss mingle with shame, for giving in to fear.
Others mourn the passing of ones whom this mortal veil have fled,
Myself, I am tormented more by those with only hearts gone dead.
What mother risked her life to raise and nurture her sweet child
To sacrifice them on the alter of whatever is in style?
And now the fad is distant, endless, Empire building war,
A mother grieves for mothers, and the children that they bore.

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Thinking of you and yours

with love and care.

You are an inspiration to me, Fishy.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Fishy. Thank you for opening up to us once again. Your tenacity and heart inspire me to muddle through my own insignificant difficulties in life with genuine hope of a better day tomorrow.


...and if the objective of poetry is to paint a picture with words so that others might better understand the emotions of the author, mission accomplished.

Unlearning and self-teaching since 2008. Thanks, Dr. Paul!

This is good poetry.

Fishy, this is good poetry.

Tweeting occasionally as his best friend @cracky4prez on the twitter.


Thank you.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

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I am sad to hear of your pain, fishy.

You have been through so much.

You have a strong family here. We will always support you.

May God bless you and keep you strong.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I try to remember

God doesn't give us anything we can't handle.

Sometimes in life it is hard to understand God's will. But I try to believe that someday, it will be revealed.

The founders would be ashamed at us for what we are putting up with.


...for you and your family.

Sorry fishy :(

Keep busy with all the cool stuff you are doing out in the country. I know its not the same, but I had to give my German Shepherd the needle a couple years ago and I was miserable for several months. Shepherds are very smart and very loyal. My dog went everywhere with me in the back of my truck. She was so big that once she was gone there was a very noticable void in our home.

Hang in there. Every living thing I have ever loved and lost always made me feel like I would never be the same again...but without exception the passing of time eventually eased the pain of my loss. I can even look at pictures of my dog again without crying like school girl. lol.

+1 (upvote hug)

all around... :)

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

I like it

a lot <3 <3 <3

The poetry was nice

and I'm so sorry for your loss.



This is not bad poetry

au contraire.

and I am very sorry for your loss, F.



Thanks. Life is funny, I've had sudden losses before and I know you get over it, but somehow you also forget how bad it hurts at first. I hardly knew this woman, met her at the wedding. But it was watching those two on their wedding day, seeing how sweet she was to my nephew... I just loved her, even if I didn't know her. And my nephew... I can hardly imagine.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.