Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life


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I Never Lost As Much-Emily Dickinson

I Never Lost As Much

I never lost as much but twice,
And that was in the sod.
Twice have I stood a beggar
Before the door of God!

Angels, twice descending,
Reimbursed my store.
Burglar, banker, father,
I am poor once more!

– Emily Dickinson

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For Claudette

Once again I’m posting my remembrance poem in honor of a lost loved one. First I’d like thank all of you for your beautiful, thoughtful comments and prayers. I’m taking this week, then I’ll be back. ❤

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Claudette

Remember Me

Remember me_

not as a date or time,

but as a person.

Remember me_ 

I was weakI was strong.

I was afraidI was brave.

Remember me_

I had wantsI had desires.

I had needsI had goals.

Remember me_

not as an event in history,

but as an individual.

Remember me_ 

I lived I loved,

I laughedI danced.

Remember me_

ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons


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Grief

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Grief

Death’s sudden unspoken grief,

Absence of a spirit brief,

Accept not a sorrow’s thief.

Torturous memories found,

In the silence not a sound,

Unspoken pain holds you bound.

Silent echoes of the heart,

Disabling burdens sharp,

Quiet strains of an angel’s harp.

Midnight shadow’s dancing light,

Weaving ropes round chest so tight.

Tears spilling through the night.

Dark dreams of the mind,

Intense, overwhelming, seek to find,

A way in which your soul to bind.

I wrote this poem several years ago after the loss of my mother and oldest brother. I post it today in loving memory of recent losses.

Jim Ingram

Millie Melton Woolems

Joe Ingram

George Ingram

Fred Ingram

Cynthia Johnson

Samantha Ingram

❤ ❤ ❤

Remember Me

Remember me_

not as a date or time,

but as a person.

Remember me_ 

I was weakI was strong.

I was afraidI was brave.

Remember me_

I had wantsI had desires.

I had needsI had goals.

Remember me_

not as an event in history,

but as an individual.

Remember me_ 

I lived I loved,

I laughedI danced.

Remember me_

 

ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons