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A Final Visit

by Elizabeth Dandy
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This visit was already made
Some years ago, to be precise,
But Oh! Remembrance does not fade
And this is where my trouble lies.
I never really thought that I
Would find the strength to go,
But fear my brother dear could die
I had to go, - you know.

I had postponed my trips for years
From fear of the good-bye,
But then I overcame my fears,
Of farewells drawing nigh.

Arriving is a wondrous thing,
But after that good-bye,
So deep the hurt, so sharp the sting,
The thought just made me cry.

But Oh! I made the trip of love
Went,- with God’s help I went,
The Lord sent me strength enough,
Made me resilient.

Now emptiness I tolerate,
Recalling the farewell,
It's in the cards, it's human fate,
To hurt at times like hell.

But sister and her brother met,
And said good-bye some morn,
But Father’s love with kindness shed
Grace, so it could be born.

I made the trip, and am glad so glad
For now my cherished brother dear is dead
My losses are so many, but I lost
My only brother dear at Pentecost.

A male white dove pecked at my window sill
A sign so sweet and blessed from above
It seemed the dove cooed through its rosy bill
"Sis!~ - so much stronger than grim death, is love. 


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Comments on this Poem

Comment Dear friend!
O wish belatedly to thank you so much for your uplifting comment to my poem "The last visit"

Sooo much appreciated. How do I find your posting space so I can reciprocate. I am new to Boloji your name seems to be Debalia.Please confirm
Elizabeth Dandy

05-Jun-2012 13:18 PM

Comment Terrific....ur selection of words...and the way u have put it

31-May-2012 06:37 AM

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