Nine Months and Fifteen Days

Nine Months and Fifteen Days

A Poem by Barbara Walker
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written for the day we sprinkled my sister's ashes in her favorite place

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It's been nine months and fifteen days,
since you've been gone
and there hasn't been a day
that I haven't longed
to touch you,
to give you a hug,
to hear your voice
and your laugh that I love.

We've all lost so much
in losing you-
a beloved mother, aunt,
friend, sister and wife.
Sue, we will all remember you,
all of our lives.

You mattered so much to us all,
but, now, especially to Jack,
because it's Fall.
A time when he began
married life with you
and you were in everything
he would do.

How do you help someone
who is so lost?
We support him
in any way that we can.

On this day,
that he is setting you free,
we hope that his grieving
will be lightened somewhat,
his heart, not so heavy,
giving him a feeling
of healing.

We know 
that you love Jack,
so very much
and we know
that you would want him to feel
God's healing touch. 

© 2014 Barbara Walker



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A very sad poem. I lost two brothers in late September. One in 1988 and the other in 1989. September is a bad month always. Funny how people can appear with old places and activities. Thank you for sharing your poetry. I was glad to see your name upon my board. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

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a beautiful heart song for someone special. you wrote in such a way that I felt your sadness, emptiness, and longing.

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Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you Lori
A touching beautiful ode.

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Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reading my poem, "NineMmonths and Fifteen Days."
True to the emotions it represents!! Nice write

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Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
A very sad poem. I lost two brothers in late September. One in 1988 and the other in 1989. September is a bad month always. Funny how people can appear with old places and activities. Thank you for sharing your poetry. I was glad to see your name upon my board. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


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This made me cry Barbara! Oh my gosh, wow... Losing someone never gets easier and no one truly knows that until the have sadly lost someone... I feel you.

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Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you, noodle.
Very touching. And it's wonderful that even in your own grief you can still be worried about somebody else.

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Barbara Walker

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Craig.

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Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker

Lake Havasu City, AZ



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I am retired from the Postal Service. I find I write poetry to help myself through difficult times and I have written many poems in response to the chronic pain I've been living with for over 30 year.. more..

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