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Seconds in time

Seconds in time

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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What would we say to the people who were kind and generous to you? To be able to say goodbye to loves one's who died when you were away.

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                                       Seconds in time


             I learn in a bloody crazy life.


             Seconds become so important.

             I went to war in 1991.
             I called my Gandfather Reyes from Kuwait.
             My sister answered the phone.
             Told me he was dead.
             He died and she didn't want me to be sad.
             Was waiting till I returned.
             I fell down and cried. Wishing to hear his voice.
             I remembered his words. "Stand strong and
              do the right things. A man's is responsible
              for his actions."
              I wished to see him one more time.
             To thank him for his care and love. 


             I held my poor sister at her daughter funeral.
             Her baby girl died for unknown reason in the night.
             I whispered I wished I spend more time with her.
             I was just too damn busy.
        

             She whispered I want my baby back.
             Her sad eyes filled with tears.
             Her broken heart was bringing her into 
             a permanent hell.

              
              She was wishing for one more second.
              To be with her baby girl.
              One more second to hold her baby.
               Be able to tell her Angel
               I love you with all my heart.


               I stood by my brother's casket.
               I cried I wish I was kinder and a friend.
               I wished I told him. " I loved you.
               I wished we celebrated being alive together."


               His twisted life left him alone and afraid.
               Like all fool's.
               I wished to take back the bad discussions.
               I wish I was wiser and kinder.


               My Father fought the Doctor and Nurses.
               I drove 1500 mile to Virginia to be with him.
               He begs me to take him home to die.
               He waited three days for me to arrive.
               He told me "I had to see you my son.
               Tell you.  I love you and I'm so proud of you. "

              He told me.
              Me and your brother's will be waiting for you at the
              big pow wow in Native America paradise.
               I held his hand till he went to the Native American
               hunting ground.
              
               Beautiful Grandma lay in her hospital bed.
               She told me "I love you my sweetie. You will always be
               my baby."
               I sat with her.
               Not wanting to let her go.
               I held on to her every word.
               

               She went to paradise in peace.
               I whispered Lord.
               "Take a new Angel home with open arms.
                She need to dance with Grandfather again." 


               I learn the hard way.
               Be kind in your words in a goodbye.
               Never leave with the last words.
               That were of anger and disappointment.
                 

               Tell them you love them and will miss them.
                Have fun and be safe.


                Today I miss the laughter and voices of
                so many people in my life.


                I wish for more time with them.
                A few more seconds to thank them for their love.
                Thank them for  their example and friendship.

                     Coyote
                        Nov. 2009

© 2011 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Seconds are important. Need to leave family and friends with kind words. Hug and sweet kisses are the memories we need to hold on to. Memorial day is coming. Think of the good people in a life. I will.

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A very meaningful and sad but beautiful poem. I like how the theme reflected real memories and real moral and lessons you attained throughout time and sadness. I feel that seconds are also very important, and we should leave with kind words even if we start with hateful. I was deeply depressed when my grandfather passed away because I never got to speak with him in the last months. A strong and lovely poem.

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Letting people go on to death is one of the hardest things we are asked to do in this life. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thank you for this reminder of the precious seconds we selfishly waste... Irbid often only after the perl is lost that we realize the value. Your poem gives fair appraisal for all if us to head!
Well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Life's futility.
All the seconds, that you could've said what you wanted.
All the seconds, you spend wondering why you didn't.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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This poem is so sad and heartfelt. I can feel your pain within each line. Poetry that can make a total stranger feel the emotions of the writer is priceless. Thank you for this dear contribution. These are wise words to live by.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Beautiful! all that i can say. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


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A very emotional poem, great write:-)

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Great poem!

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Wonderfully written and expressed!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

So true. This brings back to mind those I've lost, those I miss. I still have so much to say. But this poem is your story, and I'm glad you shared it. Lovely.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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So true. This is something I think about a lot, too. The time we have with people is so precious...it's heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing this poem, and the wisdom that you wrote in it. This is one of my favorites by you :)

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