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Listening to Your Voice



Fort Lauderdale Florida, 1997


Pocono Mountains, 2005

                      All of my dreams
                      And all of my tears
                      Cannot bring back
                      Those precious years.

                      We smiled when we first met
                      We cried when we had to kiss goodbye
                      We thought we would go on forever and ever
                      And then you had to get sick and die.

                      I found tapes of your voice
                      I listened all day
                      I loved you for so many years
                      And then they took you away.
          
                      You who had been so kind and so brave
                      You who were blessed with joy and with pride
                      They tortured you with needles and tubes
                      Until you finally closed your eyes and died.

                      They pretended all the while
                      To be as kind as humans could be
                      Yes, they tortured you with their kindness
                      As they took my love away from me.
                  
                      You could no longer speak, you could barely move
                      Strokes, blood poisoning, horrible pain
                      Until mercifully your dear sweet heart
                      Could no longer stand the strain.

                      If you are truly looking down
                      From your Heavenly home so high above
                      You will see me weeping bitter tears
                      Because I miss you so, my love.
                                              
                                               Annette
                                               March 26, 2011
                      

Raleigh North Carolina, November 2010

THANK YOU DEAR GOD FOR STANDING BY ME AS I BEAR THIS LOSS
AND THANK YOU DEAR MILT FOR TEACHING ME TO BE STRONG.







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