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Loss
by Henry Burt Stevens

Saturday, April 02, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Loss
by Henry Burt Stevens
6/23/2004

 "when I no longer remember the sweet sounds
 where will they be?"......From the poem "Bill Maisel"

Human's constant condition
is as a candle flame
when the candle burns completely-
there is no candle, flame or loss.

Like a single stowaway
on a ship at sea
who falls overboard
and drowns unknown.

Death once smelled
is unforgettable
by those who smelled-
unknown by those who haven't.

Erasure learned early
salves memory's pain
till maturity finds
stronger clinics.

Any ignorance
is as forgotten-
they become equals-
both lose loss.

An anonymous giver
gives a high school-
is it better if the donor's
name is large upon the door?

Loss is as finite
as memory-
both frail
both terminal.

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Reviewed by Zoe Chow 4/2/2005
That was deep Henry, but so very clear. I'll be coming back for sure.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/2/2005
Henry your observations show the deep thinker at work!
Excellent analogies and truisms!Thanks for sharing!

Eileen
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 4/2/2005
WOW! Impressive write!
:)Sandy
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/2/2005
Death once smelled
is unforgettable
by those who smelled-
unknown by those who haven't.

How sadly true, Henry, and this is quite a poem.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/2/2005
Loss is as finite
as memory-
both frail
both terminal
Fore Sure!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/2/2005
Questions, questions, questions, man continuously asks our questions. Such is the human condition, and you have posed serious and profound ones.
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/2/2005
Memories loss at death is regained.



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