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The Day Came Quietly - A Poem in Loving Memory of my Nephew


The Day Came Quietly

The day came quietly

and rose and ebbed in my chest.

No words came with it.

I breathed and laughed and worked,

and carried you calmly close.

I celebrated you silently

as I remembered with swift pangs

a blond haired angel

who came for a season

then went quickly away.

I was able to remember and smile

at the photo taped to my desk

the day you left with the little dog

and the cloud that opened up

and welcomed you home.

There were no tears

as they come only with the words

now written down and brought to life

and the surge that clenches my heart and bursts

as I thank God that you are okay.

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