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Grace at time of leaving

For all the wondrous peals of shared, sad, laughter
At the frivolities and serendipities of life.

For all the care and listening given non quid pro quo
On accounts tallied against future interest.

For the quiet calming silences made the more so
By the gentle ssssssssnip of grey white locks.
The hummmmmmed clip of tumbling tresses.

For the knowing without asking.
The questions and answers spoken by our eyes.
For the love of stories told and spirits called.

For these we give thanks.

We must move to the needs of others.
Yet our souls are steady on their path.

We will miss our times together yet know they will return
To bless us both with newness and the sameness as before.

For Nancy: a lover of life. On the occasion of moving on

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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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Nancy had to close her hairdressing shop to care for a terminally ill family member
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Full of compassion and sadness.

I love this piece, Jospehus. It has a poet's heart.

Neopoet Directors

Well written, Nancy is but a thought away, and will still attend your needs as you ask.
A lovely tribute to one so close, this will talk for many as they with this, will remember their own,
Yours Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Thank you for taking the time to read this and your comments as well. They are greatfully received. This is one of my favorites. I am a premium member here.

Best regards,


My mind's writing cheques my body can't cash.

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a reminder to everyone about Premium membership, it was not directed at you personally.

Neopoet Directors

Nancy was and is a very special person to me. She and I had a connectivity that seemed to speak of past lives together. Your comments are very much appreciated.

Best regards,


My mind's writing cheques my body can't cash.

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