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Author Name: FreeDamon 8 Comments
Date Added: March 22, 2010 14:03:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A Lilac Casket!
We had raised our children until they were grown and gone.
Now they had kids of their own.
Still we stayed together.
Our love was true-blue.
We never dreamed that cancer would take you from me.

Now they have placed you beneath the dirt.
Oh how my heart does hurt.
Why did you have to go before me?
If only I could, I would gladly trade places with you.
I wouldn't have to think twice my wife.
If that would only bring you back to live out your life.

I love you so much--my darling wife.
You were my entire life.
Now I spend my days at the cemetery by your gravesite.
I spend my nights all alone knowing that I will always be lonely.
Because, You were my one and only.
How can I ever expect to be anything other than lonely?


Author's Notes:
I wrote this one a few days after my wife was buried.  She was buried in a Lilac colored casket.  It is really odd, though, that she should be the one to get cancer as she never smoked--not even one puff on a cigarette or drank a single taste of liquor of any kind.  Also there is no real history of cancer in her family.  Only two other people that I know of has ever had cancer.  A cousin and one Grandma died of two different types of cancer unlike in my own family where it is very prevalent.
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Comment By: FreeThe Bag Lady on July 9, 2010 03:32:07 PM Report
This was a lovely write, Damon, about a great heartbreak within your soul...I am in agreement with ML that writing it out, perhaps, can alleviate the pain....I am so very sorry, my friend...Life is so unfair, oft times...Thanks for writing what you were feeling....


Comment By: FreeMelody on March 31, 2010 03:00:41 PM Report
This was so lovely. Your poems tug at my heart and weeps for you.

I had a bout with cancer myself but was one of the lucky ones so far. Again God bless you

Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on March 22, 2010 11:31:12 PM Report
I'm so sorry Damon.  Your poem was very touching.  To offer yourself to go in her place, shows how much you loved her.  I will keep you in my prayers. 
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on March 22, 2010 10:13:53 PM Report
Damon this was so heartfelt and tears spread as i read each word. Oh I am so sorry for I know how hard it is to loose a loved one, my heart goes out to you and yours.. A wonderful piece that came straight from your heart my friend..

We are always here for you whenever you need...



Moonie xx

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 22, 2010 08:28:32 PM Report
I am so proud of you, Damon, and so relieved that you are working through your grief by writing about it. God bless you, my good friend, for keeping us a part of the process. All of us share your pain. Not one of us has been allowed the luxury of escaping grief. May our love reach and comfort you. ML
Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on March 22, 2010 07:09:14 PM Report
I am certain she hears every word as you read aloud your poetry and release through grief.  How beautifully you have loved and been loved, cherished and been cherished.  Hold to those good thoughts always.  My heart holds you and your family in close as you grieve such precious loss my friend.

Comment By: FreesHeRi on March 22, 2010 06:04:12 PM Report
aAsad sad situation. I feel for you and will pray for your heart to heal.

I had a good friend who died from cancer, the same way, no cigs, no drink not even a curse came out of her mouth. Yet she withered so fast from her cancer. Very tragic but believe that things happen for an unknown reason. Maybe you are here because you are the stronger of the two-those kids need you. If is was reversed she may have not of handled it as well, being no good to herself or those kids you share.

In time the pain will heal..but it is a mystery to many who reap of the loss of a loved one. Great emotional expression and dedication to your UNDYING will always have that.



Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on March 22, 2010 02:59:07 PM Report
Damon:  lovely loving write.  I know she is smiling down from Heaven,wiping tears as she misses you also. 


Lady Dragonwyck


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