Karl Stuart Kline

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(1.8) The Best Of 2003 (Written By Request For The Ilp Book Of The Same Name) - Poem by Karl Stuart Kline

For a while I had my “Camelot, ”
Seventeen happy years with Peggy,
Who shared my disability and
Shared her Love, glorious Love with me.

She passed away as I held her hand,
She was taken by deadly cancer
And when it struck, we did all we could,
But our prayers all went unanswered

My constant companions had become
Depression, Despondence and Despair.
I wrote Going Without Peggy then,
But I always knew that Life’s not fair.

So that was how it came about,
My writing was my salvation,
For when I had to work through my moods
I arrived at the realization

That She’d not want me to be so sad
Or for me to fall upon my sword...
Happy for the Happiness I gave her,
Now my life is free to move forward.

It’s taken time, nearly six years by now,
I’ve wed a lovely Russian lady
And I can say that I now have sweet love
Again in the year Two Thousand Three!

Comments about (1.8) The Best Of 2003 (Written By Request For The Ilp Book Of The Same Name) by Karl Stuart Kline

  • H L (1/3/2007 4:51:00 AM)

    very moving - words can't express the feeling (Report)Reply

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  • Karl Stuart Kline (Human Rights) (1/3/2007 1:29:00 AM)

    Before I found my current publisher, the International Library of Poetry had requested that I submit a piece for their special edition, 'The Best Poems and Poets of 2003, ' featuring two hundred of the best poets that they had encountered from around the world during the past year... This is the piece that I wrote for them. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 18, 2010

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