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Her Self-Portrait

Among being a poet and having many other talents, my daughter was also an artist. Here is her self-portrait done while in high school 2008. A copy now hangs in the Wellness Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine that … Continue reading

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Dandelion

Dandelion You know how you lost her: letter by letter. The poem of her unlaced; like a chain of dandelions you whispered to, blew away their tiny parachutes. Early, too early. Not even in time to meet the honey bees. … Continue reading

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Angels

I was going through Kaitlyn’s old closet the other day and came across something her Nanny (her grandmother Elkins) gave her when she graduated High School. It was a big picture album full of pictures during her life and also … Continue reading

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To All Parents

To All Parents By Edgar Guest “I’ll lend you for a little time a child of mine” he said. For you to love the while she lives and mourn for when she’s dead. It may be six or seven years … Continue reading

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Nurse’s Song

Nurse’s Song (Innocence) When voices of children are heard on the green And laughing is heard on the hill, My heart is at rest within my breast And everything else is still Then come home my children the sun is … Continue reading

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Falling Into Being, A Poem by Kaitlyn Elkins

It seems that Kaitlyn’s poetry throughout her life was very prophetic. The one’s I knew about when she was a teenager, the one’s she won awards for were also. However, I or any other adult, really saw what she was … Continue reading

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I Think of You at Night

I Think of You at Night I think of you at night, I think of you in golden light, Your memories all linger still Out on the grass from my window sill. I see you as you played, Swinging to … Continue reading

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