Our Turn

Our Turn

 

So tomorrow’s the day we all will cry

We must go on so now we’ll try

To celebrate the moments of your life

While we console your grieving wife

Too many times we follow the trend

And turn in pain to our friends

And cry together, our arms entwined

While we wait for our turn to die

 

Rest in Peace, Larry

 

Tim Keen

2-26-13

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When I was seven, I opened one of those little Golden Books (Lassie) and started copying the words down on paper and it set my soul on fire. I have been writing ever since. I don't know where this is going but I invite you along on the journey.
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9 Responses to Our Turn

  1. cat says:

    Very moving poem, Tim … my daughter would be 27 today … may they rest in peace … may we have the strength to go on …

  2. pattisj says:

    We all get there sooner or later. Sorry for the loss of your cousin.

  3. A very moving poem Tim in tribute to Larry. Pain through grief is hard to bare. Time is a healer. But we never forget the loss or completely fill the space they filled. Sending you and your Wife my heartfelt thoughts
    Sue

  4. Tammy says:

    Your poem is a beautiful way to deal with this transition. I’m sorry for your loss Tim.

  5. prenin says:

    RIP Larry.

    God Bless Tim, may your sorrow be fleeting.

    Prenin.

  6. RoSy says:

    A beautiful poem for your cousin. May Larry rest in peace.
    Prayers to you & all of his loved ones left behind.

  7. Tina Schell says:

    Wow, don’t know you, don’t know your cousin, but through your poem I absolutely felt your pain. Beautifully done

    • timkeen40 says:

      Tina, that is the best compliment a writer can ever receive. The only reason a person writes is to share, to make someone else feel what the writer is feeling, to connect.

      Thanks for connecting.

      Tim

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