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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FROM THE SKY


You--
a star
dropped into a child
joy became a jewel
a drop of truth in a desert of doubt
an idea in a research and development drought
never polarized
by politics, ambition, religion
hewn from the tree of reason.
Through your eyes we saw visions
of what you would do, of what we could be.

A star
you burned too hot
you left a black hole in our hearts.


© Gay Reiser Cannon All Rights Reserved




19 comments:

  1. very sad...to have a black hole in your heart..must have been a special person...blessings...bkm

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  2. My husband. Very special indeed.

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  3. oh those last couple lines, very nice. black holes sucking everything...that is quite the descriptor...thanks for sharing with oneshot!

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  4. i am glad you chose to share with One Shot..this was quite a tribute...many thanks Pete

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  5. quite a strong end to your poem with that black hole
    but some people really leave black holes in our hearts when they're gone..

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  6. All the compliments made the black hole hurt even more... Ouch. Excellent poem!

    -J.

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  7. Beautifully sad poem... love the lines "You were a drop of truth in a desert of doubt / You were ideas in a research and development drought" That couplet says so much. Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  8. Thank you all for your kind words. I was worried about two things -- I almost never use "to be" in poetry as generally it's a weak verb and doesn't take the poem anywhere. And I knew "research and development" was almost anti-poetic but it was a personal touch for a scientist and engineering man. So I left it in and feel redeemed by dustus' words.

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  9. You were blessed to see this star. Nice work.

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  10. This is such a poignant poem. You wrote your heartache so beautifully.

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  11. This so sad and beautiful. I could feel the heartache.

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  12. Sad and touching at the end. I like the image of a black hole in the heart from a blazing star.

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  13. From such promise to such disappointment. Well done One Shot.

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  14. Well I'm hoping for a wormhole to allow me to get back to him in that space/time continuum in the next great adventure.

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  15. Very sad but felt every word...loved the ending..so powerful. Thanks for sharing x

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  16. A poignant homage to someone much loved and appreciated. Well done!

    Welcome to the blogosphere, Gay!

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  17. Heartfelt and bittersweet. A nice piece of poetry.
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my little blog :)

    Tracy H

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  18. You have touched my heart. Thanks.

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  19. Thank you one and all for your comments and for reading the poem. Next week, something entirely different.

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