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Epitaph

Do not weep, do not sigh
For I have been granted
All my wishes
On the day you were born
I once said
That to catch a rainbow
You must grasp
All the colours
Of life
The fish never swam upstream
Without a tale to tell
The tiger did not roar
For meaningless purpose
I as one person still left life’s imprints
On the track that
Had been worn down by
So many that had passed
This way before
And so I left, my purpose fulfilled
Allowing you to greet the new dawn
So smile at your grief’s shedding
For I wore your hearts on my sleeve
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Posted: Jul 2010
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for my children!

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raminebram
A beautiful one, I like "I wore your hearts on my sleeve", an fantastic sound from mind to express the feeling, thank you for your poem, wine
fjamesj9701
Never a let down to read something from yo9u only curiousity for the next one you think.Very nice
paloma66
Always your words enthral me,just amazing dear Rob.thank you for the words of wisdom you send out to all parents."That to catch a rainbow......of life,"so true. thumbs up hug teddybear
Ladybee42
how cool is this..! thumbs up wave bouquet bouquet
caroljoyce
Lovely thoughts, Rob.
amahlala
Beautifully put rob!hug
agoodguy2have
for those of us who are so blessed, "I wore your hearts on my sleeve" is a good Epitaph, though the present tense "I wear..." describes today.
Gashly
wonderful and so heart-felt...must say it made me teary-eyed (dammit rob, i'm not a crier!) lamenting the death of my own father, who doesn't wear sleeves and is still very much alive. love the line about the tiger!
gnj4u
Hi, trurorob,
Our children do allow us to grasp All the colours Of life and bless us with granted All my wishes On the day you were born. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Epitaph to love as your children greet the new dawn.
Proudamerican100
Awwww......so sweet sad flower
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Thanks Raminebran, glad you enjoyed it!
rob
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Thank you James
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MonaLisaSmile4U
applauseA Very Loving Poem and So Sweet to Want to stop the Pain of loss, and even from the other side . . . Well Written, Rob . . . teddybearThank you for your creation angel
Earlgreytea
This is just FANTASTIC Rob, wow, you take our breath away...
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Thank you Paloma my friend!
rob
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Thanks Bee, glad you thought it cool
rob
hedistuff
very nice...very pretty rob
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Thank you Carol!
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jerseygirl49
Dear Rob,
I know you have left an imprint on all of us..who love your poetry.thumbs up Such a thoughtfull write..thanx my friend..nancyhug angel2 rose tip hat
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Thank you Lala!
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Thanks Dave, though I feel if I have have died I am in the past tense!!, but whatever I have gone!
rob
jazzy75
Rob...touching poem...you wrap it up nicelygift
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Thanks J, kind words!
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tomboygirl
I agree with all previous comments!just lovely,once again Robteddybear
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Thanks Joy
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SCatlyn
Aww... great poem teddybear
ReaderOfSouls
Ah, the love of children. :) So endearing! :) thumbs up wine

On my tombstone I want it to say, "See? I told you I was sick". laugh
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Thanks N
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gypsyheart
What can i say? Excellent.Love your last linebouquet
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Thanks PD
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Thanks ROS
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Thank you my GH
rob
niah9
Not many I haven't commented on my friend, but I have found one...and wonderful as always...K.....xxteddybear teddybear
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Thanks K, hope you are well
rob
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