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Moving Day
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By Dale Jordan Heath
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Moving Day



We nailed the nails,
hung photos flush against
faux colors and wallpaper...
an homage to ownership,
paid taxes and insurance.
We mowed the lush green lawn,
weeded and planted~
labored each spring
like borer bees,
constant and droning.
We anticipated each season,
watched them fade
one into the other,
year after year after year.
Our saga like blooms born,
leaves turned, worn like winter's
unwelcomed touch.
Such is our lives kept here
in floor planks and closets,
echoes and dust.
Each squeaky hinge
and cobwebbed corner
will forget us
and how we cared
once upon a time,
as we turn the key
to leave yesterday behind.

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Submitted: Friday, March 17, 2006

Last Updated: Friday, March 17, 2006

About the Poet
I am a Christan mother, grandmother, wife, aspiring poet, and owner of a bed and breakfast with my husband of 37 years. I love to create an ambience of serenity in my home. I love soft music, the sounds of the birds in my yard, the whir of the ceiling fans,... Time has passed since the first time I wrote my Poet Bio...it has been three years now....in that time my life has changed drastically. We lost our beloved youngest child, our only son, to suicide. It has been devastating...shaking my faith to its core but not destroying it. I have not been inspired to write for quite some time now. I pray that I will be able to emerge from this pain and write with a new passion about my journey. Until that time I ask for prayers and that God will continue to speak to me and give me the peace that passes all understanding.

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