CONDOLENCES TO THE OBAMA FAMILY

I want to personally express my condolences to Senator Obama and his entire family for the loss of his beloved grandmother. We must all pray for him to have the strength to finish the race. This will be a bitter-sweet victory for Senator Obama, and I am sure that he and his grandmother said their farewells when he left the campaign trail to see her recently. I would like to offer a poem regarding the loss of a loved one. I know that his grandmother is watching from Heaven and will celebrate with the cloud of witnessess his victory tomorrow.

LOVE’S
DEPARTURE

Love never
announces
its departure.
It does have
death rales
towards
the end;
the sound
of a man
drowning
in his own
bodily fluids.
Love’s au revoir
never has
the stench of
end-stage cancer.
It is even
more fragrant in
the leaving.
Still…
so much
unfufilled hope in
its unfolded petals;
left listless in
the wind-
a withered brown.

Alice Parris

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