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To: tiapam; Cardhu; LadyX; sionnsar
Your Book Is Written

Your book is written. All is told.
You who dreaded growing old.
Now you see the larger view,
In stories that we tell of you.

You were loved, and earned it well,
You loved life, the stories tell.
The book you are has pages spread,
Indications it has been well read.

A lesson to the ones behind,
The focus of a patient mind,
Your book is written. It will tell,
How love invested starts to swell,

It burgeons at the base and then,
It spreads its leaves to gather in,
The blessings that the world lets by,
In frequent downpours from the sky.

The rain that falls on every one,
The energy of warming sun,
The softened air that comes in breeze,
To stir among the graceful trees.

In this garden, you stood out,
Like laughter, or a gladdened shout.
The focus of a tranquil scene,
A splash of color in the green.

The book you are is written now,
With lessons that can teach us how,
To live within this garden bright,
Transforming it for coming night,

From dark and dreadful into joy,
To make of night a pleasant toy,
Where every soul has its own scent,
It offers as a sacrament.

And in the darkness, we may stroll,
Communing with each tranquil soul,
Who came before, and then passed on,
The wisdom that must serve 'til Dawn.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . January 13, 2012

And to all the flowers in God's crannied wall; the ones who have been plucked, and the ones who have it coming ...

330 posted on 01/13/2012 5:51:55 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Thank you, NNB. The poem ties it all together...so lovely and to think you wrote this today. I appreciate you sharing your gift of poetry to all of us.


357 posted on 01/13/2012 7:19:42 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: NicknamedBob

Well, that beautiful poem from the heart just brought the tears to my eyes yet again. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent in such a personal and loving way.


388 posted on 01/14/2012 7:18:48 AM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......and his name is Chris Healy(tongue-tied))
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To: NicknamedBob

Beautiful, Bob..Thank you so much.
I have been thinking of dear Maggie, (Ladyx), too, this week.


434 posted on 01/14/2012 8:51:22 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: NicknamedBob

Your poem is wonderful!


452 posted on 01/14/2012 11:52:32 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: NicknamedBob

Beautiful.


457 posted on 01/15/2012 8:09:37 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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