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    Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 04:29
His skin changed color
as I watched
From livid red, to mottled purple

Through grey plastic gloves
the chill passed from his hand to mine
growing colder every second

The red line, barely undulated
monitoring electric currents
which no longer stimulated

I closed his eyes,
I washed my hands,
and continued my day

Meanwhile here in Illy, My cities had fallen
becoming burning chunks of rubble
But I didn't care
The image in my avatar is a chalk pastel drawing I did as part of the Imagine Yellowstone Art competition.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 14:05
What a wonderful and touching poem.  Beautifully understated and I am sure it will strike a chord with many readers here.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 17:05
Illy, for all the fun that a game brings, is not life.
Thanks for such a warm perspective into what is truly significant.

And it is my privilege to have a small glimpse into the true life experience which inspired this poem and honored to virtually know the compassionate and passionate person who shares her life with us.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Nov 2012 at 21:47
/me hugs Thes

Thanks for sharing this.  Good perspective for all of us, and I am glad to see you around even during dark times irl.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Dec 2012 at 11:51
Just completely awesome poem that was!Nice poetry too.I'm enjoying lot.Thanks for sharing and keep posting.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Dec 2012 at 05:07
Thank you guys, your kind words and encouragement mean a lot to me.

I almost didn't post this, and as I said to a few, I considered deleting it in the morning. It was words of encouragement from you guys that made me keep it.
The image in my avatar is a chalk pastel drawing I did as part of the Imagine Yellowstone Art competition.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2012 at 09:21
Beautifully written, Thes :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Dec 2012 at 02:45
Black Friday means different things for different people in different countries... my Black Friday is coming up this week... Not looking forward to it! Its a very thoughtful and meaningful piece though Thes
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