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"You Are Always in My Heart"

My memories are clouded now with pain,
to see her in a box put in the ground.
No more to know the sunshine or the rain,
although my essence knows she's heaven crowned.

The frigid weather seizes so my soul-
to think of her alone and lying there.
Though she seemed unafraid and knew her goal,
and lived her life in thoughtfulness and prayer.

I never have been one to visit graves
believing they hold bones and flesh, not powers,
and yet, somehow compelled, my spirit craves
that she must be adorned with fresh-cut flowers-

We live within the hearts of one another.
I keep her still, and always will -my mother.

Elizabeth Maksymiuk

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The following comments are for "Her Last Words to Me"
by emaks

Her Last Words To Me
Welcome back Elizabeth. You have truely been misses. This heart felt and very good. The lost of one loved is hard it is felt here. Thanks for sharing

( Posted by: wanda [Member] On: April 26, 2007 )

Her Last Words to Me
Of the third stanza especially, I feel the truth that lives here. A graceful poem this, and a beautiful testament. Told with honesty of heart and generosity of spirit, qualities ever present in yoru work, and much missed here. Blessings to you and to yours.


( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: April 27, 2007 )

Wanda and Shannon
The two of you are always so kind to me, and it is much appreciated.
I'm sad to say still having writer's block, and still a bit overwhelmed with grief.
I miss my time here- working two jobs, trying to keep up with the house and kids and find extra time to spend with my father- I'm sorry I haven't been around more to read and comment on your works. I know I'm missing out. Hopefully, things will lighten up for me (in several ways) and I'll be back more. I miss you! Hope all is fairly right with your world...

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: April 27, 2007 )

heaven crowned

Having just buried Joan's natural father, I feel like you about graves. Although your poetry captures the mood and feelings perfectly the contradiction in your lines is stark:

No more to know the sunshine or the rain,
although my essence knows she's heaven crowned.

This shows you are aware of the 'reality' that although our loss is still hard to bear, our souls cannot be captured by the coldness of the grave...,


( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: April 27, 2007 )

Her Last Words To Me
WoW,,,I am so touched, this is a very touching read.
"Keep on inkin the pages"

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: August 10, 2007 )

Last Words- Poison9901
I was looking through some stuff and saw your comment- so sorry I didn't respond before. Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to read me, and for being touched by my words; it is truly appreciated. Sorry for my tardiness with this response...

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: September 15, 2007 )

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