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Author Topic: Poetry--Standing At the Edge of Eternity  (Read 931 times)

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Poetry--Standing At the Edge of Eternity
« on: March 08, 2009, 01:04:02 PM »
Standing At the Edge of Eternity
Leo De’Layne

A great writer once wrote “two paths diverged in a wood” and for so long I thought that I had taken the darkling path.  HIV+, HEP-C, a partner full-blown, depressed, un-employed and frustrated at life.  I thought my life had been consigned to Dante’s Hell, but now I see the truth…
Diagnoses can be a closing of life’s door, or it can be the beginning of something new, something wonderful.  It isn’t death that I am headed for, but rather it is life.  Belle Azure looks at me with eyes full of love.  She doesn’t care what a T-Cell is or what our viral load means all she knows is when her Dada is feeling blue.  She jumps up and cuddles close and give me sweet doggy kisses; she gives me her favorite toy to play with, she does her best to make me smile.
My Partner, my rock, my Sprout, he knows what I am going through; we are walking this path together.  He lets me know it’s okay, but then will turn around and plant his foot in my butt when I get to far gone.  He reminds me that WE are going through this together, not alone, not one on one, but together as a couple.  He holds me when I cry, and I do the same for him. 
Spring has come to our Treehouse in the country.  The trees are budding out; the birds sing the sun up each morning.  All are reminders that we, mankind, are all a part of the circle of life.  But together we will dance with our Elephant in the pink tutu; we will not hide in the dark any longer.  We will sing, we will dance, we will live, and we will love.
We stand at the Edge of Eternity, and with hope, with love, and a little touch of insanity we jump into the great unknown!


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