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

Eileen
Reviewed by Sandra Corona
WOW! Impressive write!
:)Sandy
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
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
Loss is as finite
as memory-
both frail
both terminal
Fore Sure!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
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
Memories loss at death is regained.
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