Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer
Life After Emilee Logo | Neal Klein honoring his wife after losing her to pancreatic cancer

Poetry

Two Poems – Symphony of Trees & Before They Go

The Symphony of Trees Wish that I were privy to see The subterranean network beneath my feet, the symphony of trees I listen and pause, even hold my breath Feeling pulse, rhythm, life stronger because of death A grove, a gathering group like family talk through their roots, A community, speaking leaves a chattering choir…

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Up In Smoke

UP IN SMOKE It was a couple of days after Valentine’s day, two weeks after the two-year anniversary. Elise reread a poem in her journal that she wrote a few weeks ago. She remembered that night. It was one of those nights she fell asleep early and woke at one-thirty in the morning, with an…

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Poetry Collection One 2019

MY HEART HAS GROWN Her soul forever with me, I feel her in my heart Physically no longer present, love and spirit never apart   She sees and hears and knows, what I think and what I feel, Sometimes I recognize the signs, sometimes not sure they’re real   Her soul now lives as part…

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Poem, Lost My Flow Let It Go

  Lost My Flow, Let It Go when your stomach is all bloating cause the food you ate is still floating around inside for too long and your hope turns to desperation as your brow drips become overall perspiration and your intestine’s singing songs you remember you took three cups worth of powder that’s supposed…

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Anesthesia

Anesthesia A song comes to mind Bye bye love, hello loneliness, I think I am going to die, bye bye my love goodbye… And so when I wake up when it’s all over There is this crazy, subtle at first, but lingering high That seems to last along with the drugs in my blood As…

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A Selection of Recent and a Few Not Recent Poems

I realize I want to create another post with humorous poems. I don’t think these are the kind that make you laugh, but hopefully they make you feel something. The Em in December your hair is sun shining your dance floats on a note sailing through space a dream all afloat your smile warms my…

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Some Things about December, Emilee, Mom, Our Wedding

Haiku for Blue All I can hear is, the rhythm of your voices, breathing me to peace … nmk   My Em in December (my multipurpose anniversary and valentines day poem), guaranteed to get you what you need, but not necessarily what you want, for sale now, 30% off until midnight tonight, of course with…

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Poem – Love, Loss, Carry On

Love, Loss, Carry On   flighting bites silly sounds do delight frightful flights someone please dim the lights bug splattered windshield and too much glare straining to see what was really there distorted synaptic configurations convoluted emotions swirl I saw her as a young girl Tortured, pulled, torn, abused a rag doll stretched on a…

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Poem – Nineteen Months

Yesterday was a year and seven months… and between memories and emotions somehow came these words When smiles and gentle words of kindness Feel like embraces longed for When hugs and affectionate touch Melt stiffened scars aged in time When the scars have softened And the inner harsh voices have hushed A scarred heart beats…

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No Worry, No Hurry

I got the mail from the mailbox Then noticed some trash across the street. I checked both ways and crossed, To retrieve the tiny cinnamon whiskey bottle someone had tossed. I came back across and threw the trash in my can, I got back in my car and then, As I started out my driveway…

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