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Monday, March 13, 2017

Day Thirteen of Thirty-One: Not My Ashes

The flame
I smother it

The loss
I miss it

The grief
I grant it

The dread
I release it

The sadness
I lift it

If only?
I toss it

Take action?
I assume it

New normal
I expect it

The happiness
I gather it

The memory
I absorb it

The love
I capture it

My life
Not my ashes





9 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm glad those words came tumbling out, this is wonderful. Thank you.

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  2. What a beautiful reflection of the steps you're taking. The positive words show that you're moving forward. Hugs, Betsy!

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  3. Agreed. This is beautiful ... hard to write, I'm sure, but healing and powerful. "Not my ashes ..." Keep gathering happiness and gathering love, Betsy!!

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  4. A very well expressed poem you have here, and I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  5. This is beautiful Betsy! One foot in front of the other...this is only one chapter in your whole story.

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  6. I get more out of this each time I read it. Thanks.

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  7. This is such a powerful poem, Betsy.

    As Robin said above, this is one chapter in your life story.

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  8. This is incredible, as are all these openly honest posts. I just now found your blog and I'm pouring through it all....

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  9. Thank you for sharing with us.

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