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Several months had quickly gone past

Since I had heard whispers calling my name

And I had written them off as stressfulness  

Due to my wife's unexpected passing    


For she had been in the path of an influenza

That was taking lives, and she became weaken

And gave up her mortality for a slab of a stone

Among other rocks in a field where she now rest


And as the winds were howling a blowing show

Hail was pelting panes of my shop glass window

Of a quaint little shop stuck back in an inglenook

Between several tall trees and the town square


Thinking I was alone with naught of a thought

I felt the presence of a shadow, perhaps a minion

Evens before the tingling of the entrance bell

As was the quite,  I expelled a breath


And with it came a scent of rosewood bark

As drops of water formed a small puddle

And small eyes looked back at me

From the tides of its ripples


And with the shuffling of pages in stages

As if a breeze turned lines on pages

Through chapters of tomes on my shelves   

A spiritual happening came to be


Feeling a peaceful comfort fall over me

As I poured a few fingers of gin

With a few drops of laudanum for pain

Of a storm bearing a ghost of my Lucinda


And as dust mites choir our favorites songs

We danced between aisles of cobwebs hung
 
With our mutual love and inspirations

Bringing out pantomimes of times gone by


Before the hour I would be deemed insane

As she embraced me with a loving kiss

And caressed my crying being

By recanting our vows and coughing an ague


Before my last fandango and it became morn

When the dusk would lift the fawning of dawn

I felt God's spell of happiness in shorthand  

Ring down a choir's encore


As my insanity broke and took its leave

Into the heavens on pastures of sheen    

Together we climbed a rainbow's ladder  

Delivering this poet from Limbo's port

 

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