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JoelJosol

Doorstep

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I was at your doorstep the other day
Knocking gently at your wooden door.
There was only silence.
 
I just had to knock a little louder each time
Maybe you are in some corner of this house.
But nothing happened.
 
The dark clouds caught up with me
and the rain poured.
Now, I am all wet and dripping.
 
All I want is to break the news-
You know my mom, she died today.
 
(A poem for a friend who lost his mom and called me up in the wee hours of the morning.)

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Oh Joel,  This is so heartbreaking.  So simply stated yet so much is contained in these few images.  Quite beautiful.   Boy I'm glad you are back.  Thanks for this.

~~Tink

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Hi Judi, thanks for the read and appreciation. I intentionally made the poem simple and hide the punch line until the end to bring home and share the pain. 

My friend's mom was already buried today.  

 

 

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