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The Beautiful One

Updated on May 22, 2016
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Rand Zacharias is a published freelance writer, author, poet, artist, photographer and all round jack of as many literary trades as he can.

The beautiful one.

Hello, beautiful one...
see what you think...

I'm attaching a pic of "randsomeman",
one of my handles on your website.

Are you really in Kelowna
will you really meet me
Do you really want to have sex with me
Cuz I want to have it with you

You are my beautiful one,
the one I waited for,
the one I would like to wait even longer for,
for you are an ocean of majestic grace on
a planet grounded in strife--clashing, bashing and brutal.
You are...my beautiful one...my "Luvian" guardian from the Amazonian sky.

U2 in Paris...Innocence.

Last night I finally watched U2 in Paris...when they began singing "With or Without You", I burst into an emotional release of larger than life proportion. I couldn't believe that my choice to enjoy life with you was no longer a possibility...it would be..."without YOU."

The Beautiful One

Dona after chemo
Dona after chemo | Source

With or Without You

I don't have much choice now...it's "without" you...but the shot below was taken about four years ago...she had to try on the red wine in a princess' slipper...a glass slipper sipper.

I blieve the shoe fit
I blieve the shoe fit | Source

You will always be "The Beautiful One."

Been missing you most days, D├Ána...it's pronounced Doanya--no one ever got that right--it means "little princess, or little lady of nobility/the genteel class...but I get through the days. Stay busy, renovate your garden townhome so as to create a living legacy for your students who remain grounded on terra firma...unlike you...you just had to fly away...you are a "Luvian woman", aren't you?


I feel you near me every day...just little nudges from the air, the sky.

Zeus Mourned the death of Sarpedon

A sample of Jeff Kahn's incredible art...the "new Adam and Eve" reaching for the sun...an evolution of humankind...a more colourful world.
A sample of Jeff Kahn's incredible art...the "new Adam and Eve" reaching for the sun...an evolution of humankind...a more colourful world. | Source

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      maven101 10 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Pedestrian verbiage lacking refined emotion...opaque visuals that provide nothing to build upon...crude and immature...Your subject deserves better...

      I lost my wonderful woman to pancreatic cancer and I would never frame her or my love for her in such juvenile "prose"...

      This is not a personal attack, simply my critical take on your uninspiring hub ...

      We all weep, my friend...sometimes unglamorously...sometimes forever...I genuinely feel your loss.

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      rjbatty 10 months ago from Irvine

      Wow. It takes courage to dedicate an entire Hub on this very personal topic. I don't think I would have taken this route, however. It's something I might have sent via email. Making it public puts a different spin on things. I'm not being judgmental but how will Dona feel about being a feature for open scrutiny -- with none of us knowing any of the details? She might think it borders on the "creepy." Or the opposite.

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      I have no idea who the two "batty mavens" are, but I laugh at your anonymous styles...first, throw me under the bus, then, judge me--than say these aren't personal attacks?

      I don't know or care where the two of you come from, but I suggest you crawl back into the "creepy" caves that you each managed to scratch your way out of.

      I've been asked to edit a few of the glitches in the piece, which I knew were there--as hubs are a living, breathing document which we can change at any given moment. This make HubPages a fascinating vehicle if the participants use the "Oreo" method in critiquing work/pieces. For those who may not know what the Oreo Method is--it's compliment, first...critique for the negative, second...then compliment in conclusion. This is generally enough for most people.

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      Tarun Chhauda 10 months ago from Roorkee, India

      Hi Randslam,

      I am not sure what all is going on above but I do like your piece in all sincerity. I am reminded of a famous saying by Somerset Maugham which goes like this - Art is manifestation of emotion and emotion is a language that all may understand. Thanks also for stating the Oreo method, it gives a good sense of direction to aspirants like me.

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      Thank you, Tarunponders, for your succinct description of what poetry is. Who doesn't love their Maugham? :)

      The above comments criticizing my heartfelt poem rather cut me the wrong way...and I have very thick skin--one must when one is mortal--if one doesn't...scars will be the result. :)

      I was rather shocked by their anonymous judgment from afar. Maturity is not something one automatically possesses, but being told one's simple, raw tribute to their fallen significant other seemed like vultures chewing on an injured deer. I'm not injured...I was wounded by Dona's death/3 years of suffering, but I'm stronger becuz we got through it and she flew to Luvian skies...it was her final wish.

      I will fight to protect my own...even if it is a couple of ravin' mavens, or catty battys. :)

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      Tarun Chhauda 10 months ago from Roorkee, India

      Hats off to you Sire!

      Fight like a warrior and live like a King

      No words of mine would give you solace for what you have lost but courage alone can bring forbearance and that's what I wish for you.

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      You have now been knighted by a king of Rutland...Randragon I knights thee as Sir Tarun of Ponders...welcome to my knightmare. :) You shall ride as Sir Lancelot, he from the days of yore, when Arthur ruled the green earth of the middle realm. You are the first Knight...a trusted advisor and hero of the Rutlands.

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      Tarun Chhauda 10 months ago from Roorkee, India

      Ha ha.......thx for giving me a hearty laugh and making me relive one of the best movies I ever saw

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      Excalibur...damn, I was 19 when that came out.

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      Tarun Chhauda 10 months ago from Roorkee, India

      Some movies are just pastimes some remain with you..........I was 20 when it knighted me forever :)

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      Excalibur...damn, I was 19 when that came out.

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      John Hansen 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What a beautiful tribute, simply beautiful, Rand.

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      I haven't divulged the structure of the stanzas...but I should.

      The first two stanzas are the dialogue of eDaters etc. Revealing the sad shallow connection between folks today.

      The last two stanzas are directly aimed at dona...intensity reveals the zeal with which we went at each other literarily and figuratively

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      I haven't divulged the structure of the stanzas...but I should.

      The first two stanzas are the dialogue of eDaters etc. Revealing the sad shallow connection between folks today.

      The last two stanzas are directly aimed at dona...intensity reveals the zeal with which we went at each other literarily and figuratively

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      Rand Zacharias 10 months ago from Kelowna, British Columbia

      I haven't divulged the structure of the stanzas...but I should.

      The first two stanzas are the dialogue of eDaters etc. Revealing the sad shallow connection between folks today.

      The last two stanzas are directly aimed at dona...intensity reveals the zeal with which we went at each other literarily and figuratively

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