This Day of Golden Summer

This Day of Golden Summer

A Poem by Kelly Scheppers

This Day of Golden Summer

 

 

 

I pray to God

to relinquish me

to die within your arms.

To bleed out

this inexorable pain

of having to leave you,

upon this day

of golden summer.

 

 

 


photography by Rob Cartwright

 

  

© 2017 Kelly Scheppers


Author's Note

Kelly Scheppers
I wrote this within minutes after reading of singer Celine Dion’s husband battling throat Cancer. His final wish is to die in her arms…

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beautiful tribute AND LOVELY POEM

Posted 5 Years Ago


A sad poem but you wrote it so well.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

Good to see you, dear Robert! Thank you!
you conveyed his desire to end his suffering in such succinct words and phrases and the bittersweet need to live out his final hours in the arms of the one he loved, is definitely felt here. very emotional and strong write. Thank you for sharing

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

I am thrilled you enjoyed this, LaShaye...thank you!
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B
Living a form of pain through a golden summer
Who wouldnt survive with this much strength

This is beautiful

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

It touched me when I read about it...it was my pleasure to share it! Thank you!
B

5 Years Ago

I love your heart and soul
Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

...thank you, darlin!
Very touching. Thank you for your Author's Note, it helped a lot. A well-written poem. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

I think the note helped to give the poem a better understanding. Thank you so much, Karen!
These are arms that reach into eternity just like this beautiful piece of poetry.

Love,
Al

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

Your kindness always warms me, Alfred...thank you.
Beautiful, simply beautiful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

...so kind of you to say, thank you!
alifeacoustic

5 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
Really touching, especially after reading your author's note.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

Thank you. It's a special piece for me.
Beautiful and poignant and sensitive to sadness Kelly!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

It means a lot coming from you...thank you!
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dan
Kelly, this piece made me think of the old Elton John song: "Love Lies Bleeding." Having a golden day as a backdrop while experiencing the pain of lost love...the lovely weather seems to emphasize the hurt, like "Hey, quit shining, sun! Can't you see my anguish?" A beautifully written piece. take care...dan

Posted 5 Years Ago


Kelly Scheppers

5 Years Ago

...that was such a great song from an epic LP! Thank you, Dan!

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Added on August 26, 2015
Last Updated on August 6, 2017
Tags: Cancer, dying, grief, summer

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Kelly Scheppers
Kelly Scheppers

San Diego, CA



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