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Mary Walshe

by Frank Schnittger Thu Feb 17th, 2022 at 10:33:24 AM EST

To Mary Walshe:
Goodbye my good friend,
You, who came from a very different place
And went your own way
Even further away
You were a friend to my wife
Who became mine for a while
When she passed away
To a better place
I was grieving her loss
Unable to see very far
And when you went to Chicago
I couldn't follow you there
We spoke for a while
In desultory calls
As the links slowly dissolved
Between your world and mine
You seemed troubled there
Unsure of your place
Your principles destroyed
By the need to survive
You wanted your space
So I let go of you then
And I haven't followed you since
Though you remain in my thoughts
I hope you have found
The peace that eluded you here
As a comet in the night sky
Passes us both
As our connections are lost
in a cloud of cosmic dust
as our feelings of trust
have moved on to the heavens
and so I say goodbye
to my long lost friend.


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Quite nice Frank!

Very personal, she must have been a special person. ☮️


'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 17th, 2022 at 12:33:25 PM EST
Yep, we have lost touch, but I had a dream about her last night and just penned these words. Not really a poem or a diary, just a fond reminiscence.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Feb 17th, 2022 at 02:13:53 PM EST
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