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TS Death & LossPosted by G. Thompson Wed, March 30, 2016 21:34:34

On the Death of a Young Boy by Drowning


We sing our nightingale tunes
In the echoes of a darkness that eclipses all night
Each alone & yet identical in the song of our delivery
What defiant beauty in this seizing
Of lost chances & last hopes
What magnificent artifice
In our evasion of oblivion


We never know

Where we came from

Nor where we shall go

Sent in a body

We never chose

But then make our own

Like a house inherited

Built of moments and

And others' dreams

Or as a treasure found

Under an upturned stone


In the ring of mourners singing
In the voices that spiral upward
Like smoke into the gaping ears of heaven
In the eye of a small flame glistening
There is a prayer signalling silence
That outstares our long-starred fates


Our world is just a window in a jet plane

bound for heaven


Our day is a porthole on the ferry

crossing the Styx


Our true friends weave the spiders web

to catch our egos in search of self-love


Our lovers become the shadows

cast by ourselves onto them


Our life is a blip on the radar

of the navigator God


Haiku for Eleanor’s Soul

A leaf spins through the sun

Lands on the water

Slowly turns then flows away

Tommy Stroller

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