Sometimes All That Remains Is Dandruff

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remains of the day    ©TD2016


And there are things

which are not possible

it’s not the wrong season
it’s not the wrong hour
it’s not the wrong place

they are not supposed to be
and only God knows why

and every time a part of you softly dies
and every thing that cannot happen
happens somewhere else

it’s there where we’ll meet.

45 thoughts on “Sometimes All That Remains Is Dandruff

  1. I read this once then went and had a cup of tea. Came back fifteen minutes later and literally re-read it six more times.I honestly don’t know what else to say other than, this is really, really good. Quietly elegant and touching, indeed. I wish I could write this well. Nicely done. Keep up the good work!

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  2. Reblogged this on Karen Stephen aka Doc Flamingo and commented:
    I just attended a touching memorial service for a family member from my former marriage. I was grateful that he had been blessed with a 45 year loving relationship with his partner, especially because he had suffered serious health problems since he was a young man. I have not been granted the same kind of relationship. But as this beautiful poem says only God knows why and things that cannot happen in our lives, do happen somewhere else. I thought to myself, if indeed there are only so many such relationships to be doled out, I am truly grateful that he received one of them. And I can try to keep hope and acceptance in balance and dwell only on what has been possible for me–two beautiful children and four incredible grandchildren–a gift that has not always been bestowed on others. When we all meet, those parts that have softly died in us will become whole as we see how our hopes and dreams have been fulfilled in others.

  3. Beautiful! I just attended the memorial service for a former brother-in-law who had lifelong health problems but had been in an incredible 45 year love-filled gay relationship. I, at 72, have never had such a relationship. But I thought if God had only so many of these to dole out, he certainly deserved to have one of them, even if mine is never to be. And I don’t have to try to understand it.

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      1. I try to hold hope and acceptance in balance. And hold a deepest gratitude for the two children and four beautiful grandchildren that I’m blessed to have in my life, even though that special kind of romantic partner love was missing. God is an expert at making lemonade out of lemons!

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