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Deborah B
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  • Gilbert, AZ
  • United States
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The Story

Play me like a guitar
as I read you with my hands
 the way a blind man
reads a book 
written in Braille,
lingering on every word
until I know 
every page
by heart.
The type of book 
where the reader
slowly falls in love
with the main character
and sweetly thinks about him
long after the story ends.

Déjà vu



"Did I know you in a previous life?" he asked.
I replied through a side glance 
and a crooked smile,
"Yes. We were Vikings together,
sailing the stormy seas
way back in the year of
one thousand sixty three".

Waves were not alone
pounding against the stern.
Beneath the dragon-head prow
he would keep me warm.
And on nights the ocean was quiet,
under the sails, 
we made our own storm.

That was last I saw him,
tangled limbs and hair,
a thousand years ago
wrapped in seal skins
without a care.

Until that night he grabbed my hand
and pulled me out to dance.
In shyness and confusion
I could barely give him a glance.

Though my eyes may have deceived me,
in a moment of Déjà vu,
once within his arms
my body said,
"Oh. It's YOU."

The Autumn of My Life



"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour

And so I begin again.
With complete abandon.


 

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Father's Day

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 12:02pm 2 Comments

Father's Day ... a particularly difficult day to think about. It opens up too many wounds that have yet to begin to heal. With my father passing six weeks before my husband, I have barely acknowledged his absence. I love this photo of my husband with That Baby, as he always called her. It captures the continuum (a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct) of life. Two months after her birth,…

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Wait for Me

Posted on May 31, 2015 at 5:02pm 1 Comment

Billowy white powder

Dusting my face.

“It’s snowing” I said,

And you pushed off, down the mountain.

Until that moment I had been

Holding my own keeping up with…

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Dear Brawny Man

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 9:00am 2 Comments

It is by the Grace of God alone that I have 

been able to breathe without you for one year…indeed through God’s wisdom in 

making breathing part of the autonomic system, in that we have no choice 

but to breathe…He knew better than to leave it up to us.  Alone, I 

would not have had the strength nor the courage to take that first breath in as 

you left this world on your last breath out.  Oh Holy Night,…
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At 4:45am on March 24, 2015, Mary H said…

Thank you Deborah, I appreciated your kind thoughts.  I'm a little late thanking you, but I am still just learning the site.

At 3:15am on March 12, 2015, Colleen51 said…

Thank you Deborah B for friend request!  It is soothing to my soul to know I am not the only widow in this world who has the same attitude as yours, could never replace nor even desire to be with anybody else.  I have constant pressure from friends to 'get out there' and 'find love' again, 'he would want you to be happy'!  They have no clue of my true love for my late husband is what I say.  Although he died on the eve of my 45th birthday, almost 7 years later I cannot even begin to imagine life with anybody else.  Like you, I love my husband till eternity. xx

At 7:05pm on February 14, 2015, Choosing life said…
Thank you for the friend invitation. Reading the posts on WV help and the people are great. Email me anytime. Karen
At 8:50pm on January 25, 2015, rodsgurl09 said…

Welcome to Widville. I'm so very sorry for your loss, but pleased that you found us. You'll find caring support and friendship here. Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here! You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place. I look forward to getting to know you here in Widville.

 
 
 

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