Joyce Chelmo


With A Sunset - Poem by Joyce Chelmo

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Leaning against the door frame
holding myself,
watching the coral sunset.

I’ve always worshiped the moon.
Jan rarely missed a sunset.

My tears have dried now.
This is the first year
the anniversary of her death
passed without painful recognition.

I thought the heartache
of losing her would never cease.

Now I toast the sunset
with my evening coffee
in remembrance of the little sister
who couldn’t bear to live.


Comments about With A Sunset by Joyce Chelmo

  • Rookie Gregory Gunn (5/29/2006 1:34:00 AM)

    A tender and touching homage for sister Jan. Big love to you, Joyce. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Brian Dorn (5/28/2006 12:03:00 AM)

    Joyce, a beautiful poem and wonderful tribute to your sister. Very nice!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 27, 2006



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