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    For my uncle Alexander my namesake and my cousin Diane who was not quite 10 and I was 7 years old when they died in a terrible car accident. Her little brother survived the accident.

    Her last dance

    Beautiful little girl with long bouncing auburn spiral curls
    Dancing and giggling as she stands on daddy's feet
    Waiting for his lift, squealing, anticipating another twirl
    Dreams of a man that someday will sweep her off her feet

    She was only nine years old, not even yet quite ten
    With daddy, her brother going for some ice cream
    Auntie smiled, waved, blowing kisses like a mamma hen
    unaware of the instant of all her broken dreams

    As a child I didn't fully know nor understand
    So I asked my aunt where my favorite uncle had gone
    And where was my beautiful cousin, sweet Diane
    that was her last dance, for only fossils are ever set in stone
    Last edited by AlexandratheLate; 05-07-2016, 02:06 PM.

  • #2
    Good all theway through but love the only fossils set in stone line

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you very much parkinsonspoet for your comments.

  • #3
    Beautiful emotional and poignant poem Alexandra.

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you very much Bobby. I still miss them. :-)

  • #4
    Another beautiful tribute poem. I can see why your were so affected by this. Also agree with Pp - that fossil line leaves me with chills.

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you very much RLW. That was one of the most difficult times in my life for we were very close. I cried for years over their loss. I still miss them.

  • #5
    One of the most tragic things in life is early death,from whatever cause. And the younger the poor innocent, the more tragic. These are difficult things to write about and difficult things to read, but they remind us of our humanity and how precious life is.

    This is beautifully done, AG, and I know it is still painful for you.

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you MH.Yes it's painful and my mom and I speak of them often. We miss them. :-)

  • #6
    Very moving testimony. I felt the shock.

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    • AlexandratheLate
      AlexandratheLate commented
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      Thank you Grant. When we drove over my aunt clung to me and wouldn't put me down - she held me on her lap - in retrospect I'm sure she was hanging on to Diane because we always played together and I was just a little younger.
      :-)
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