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Who Cares?

Who Cares?

As day follows night so begins a new dawn,
and starting anew there’s a life that is born,
and lived for a while in the crook of your arm.
 
As Day follows night you forsake all your dreams,
forget all your plans, all  your hopes and your schemes.
For now there  are other to think of it seems.
 
As day follows night children grow into men,
and caring for others starts over again,
the adult is child and you take on their pain
 
 
As day follows night you begin to feel old.
This wasn’t the life you had thought would unfold,
things happened that spiralled your life uncontrolled
 
As day follows night soon the caring is gone.
The loves of your life have grown up or passed on.
You’re just treading water a tired, old mute swan.
 
As day follows night each new sunset comes near.
You look at your past and you know that it’s clear,
the smile on your face is a mask, a veneer
 
 
As day follows night you’ve no life left to share.
The ones that you loved most are no longer there,
as death just gets nearer, you no longer care.
 
 
 
 

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Dean Kuch

Such a sad, despondent piece of poetry, Lodigiana.
Death is an unavoidable inevitability.
Having suffered a massive heart attack which left me clinically dead for nearly four minutes in 2010, I no longer fear death.
I embrace it, just as I would a long lost friend.
If we can do that, I feel we're much better off in the long run.
Death is not the end.
Death is merely the beginning to a new chapter of our existence.
Excellent writing, as usual...
~Dean Kuch

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lodigiana

What a wonderful attitude to life that is Dean! so pleased that you are getting a second chance at life and living it well!This piece was inspired by a recent conversation I had with a lady, just a passing acquaintance  really, who suddenly opened up her heart to me and it really affected me thinking about some of the things she recounted of her life and  her vision of her future....Thanks so much for your comments Dean and although death holds no fear for you my hopes are that you carry on enjoying this life for a long time yet my friend! ♥
Lodigiana
 

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Dean Kuch

My pleasure as always, Lodigiana.
~Dean :) 🖤

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Richard Waters

This is a meaningful poem giving full vent to anguish done in a way to receive significant emotional responses.
A creative urge deserving of a look.
Thanks.  :)

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lodigiana

Thank you so much Richard - really appreciate your comments 
Lodigiana x

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Patricia Robson

Really sad but very insightful and as I get older myself, I can relate to these feelings. Lovely with simple language and words. 

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lodigiana

Thank you so much Patricia- sometimes the most complex feelings can be explained with the simplest of words  if read by an empathic soul..thank you so much for your very kind words! 
Lodigiana x

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KIERAN1369

Hi Lodigiana 

A well written piece of work as usual. 
Enjoyed very much!

Peace and joy to you 
Kieran 

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lodigiana

Hi Kieran so pleased to have you visit and as always your comments are  very welcome! 
Peace and joy to you also my friend x
Lodigiana 

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Wayne Stubbs

Beautiful write Lodigiana 👏👏👏 😊💓

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lodigiana

Thank you so much Wayne so kind of you 
Lodigiana xx

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Tina

Only today I was pondering such things as you've written of so well here. My ponderings started when I dropped my son off back at his house and I wondered where all the years had gone. It only seems like yesterday when he was born. And then I started thinking how my life has suddenly changed and taken a different turn. And then I read your poem here and it pretty much sums it all up. Very well thought out and written ☺ 🌻

Tina x

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lodigiana

Hi Tina, I think we all have periods of realising that perhaps life didnt turn out quite as planned and we are left wondering ‘what if?’but the reality of life is that we are generally guided by the people we love most  so our lives often take an unplanned for ‘swing ‘ away from our utopian dreams.Maybe it was fate  that lead you read this and now you can positively reassess  what you want to do next..and you know what? ....it really is  never too late to start to carve out a new and  exciting 2nd start ..time to be a bit of a rebel !!, Thank you so much  for your comments..so good to hear from you xx
Lodigiana

 

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Tina

Yep!  Here's to an exciting 2nd start 😉 x

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Lodigiana....Very depressing write.......and it is so true how as children we depend on adults to take care of us but then we become more like parents to our parents when they age and need care like a child again..It is sad....and we cannot turn back time....best scenario is to make most of life and understand that death will come but is not the end....only a doorway we cross alone into another life that promises to be better.....But in this life there is pain to get through.  Honest write of emotional response to aging....Great work.  Love n Hugs, xo

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lodigiana

Hi Cherie, life can be tough even if we dont realise it at the time..sometimes it is only in retrospect that we see perhaps how narrow our lives may have been...thats why each and every day should be assessed for the new, unexpected joy we can obtain from it and just as day follows night so the new dawn can bring new hope into every life. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts, it’s always a privilege! Xx
Lodigiana

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John DeFoore Jr

Beautifully put! life for a while in the crook of your arm! 
Some call me elderly, little do they know I'm barely middle aged
my glass is more than half full.
Not sure what my latter life will, bring, like a chipmunk,
I store memories, sights and sounds, to comfort me were I to be left alone.
I can only say my life has been filled to overflowing so I hurt so for those who experience the end of your poem.
So much emotion elicited by your poem, truly a sign of a well written piece.
I will not forget it.
John

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lodigiana

Hi John, yes you are so right when you say that we don't know what later life will bring...store memories, live life and be grateful and appreciative for every day that comes our way!..there is a lot of good sense in your words my friend! thank you so much  for sharing them.
Lodigiana xx
 

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As day follows night you’ve no life left to share.
The ones that you loved most are no longer there,
as death just gets nearer, you no longer care.

 

a painstaking masterpiece dear friend, little by little the things you once held on to , slip away , the care for things just isn't there anymore.

sending you a spiritual hug across the ocean , I've always admired the depth you can go in your writings 

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lodigiana

Spiritual hugs always returned to you my Friend!..when the things we once held so dear start to slip away then very often wonderful new friendships can slowly fill the void created and give meaning to  a valued continuance.. your words are always such an uplifting breath of renewal not just for me but for everyone whose lives you touch!...Thank you x
Lodigiana. 

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JG Collins

Wow, what a great write. Sad but so true....

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lodigiana

Hi JG  as you say, sad but so so true in many case...really appreciate you  reading and commenting  - thank you  so much! 
Lodigiana x

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