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The Day Lydia Died

by wolfinwindow

Lydia was my baby sister.
She was three, I was just fourteen.
Scalding hot, she convulsed.
None of us made a scene.

I gave her mouth to mouth
when she started to turn blue.
The Doctor was on the way.
This story is sadly true.

Dad was drinking and bowling
and no one knew what to do,
She was surely dead ;
the Doctor said so, too.

We wailed and we cried
until Daddy got home
and he told us all to quiet down
and go up to our rooms.

We all got sick,
there were five of us.
Lydia's death we
couldn't discuss.

So it really hurt us
for years and years,
the mention of her name,
often brought tears.

I think it's wrong
to hold in your sorrow,
cry it out and
start a new tomorrow.





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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by PinkNeonFlavor on Saturday, March 27, 2010 (23:41:44)
What a very sad write...is this true??...it's well expressed..

What did this person die from...?
Lydia was a person in your family...correct??

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    Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
    by wolfinwindow on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (03:55:20)
    Yes, it's true. I gave her mouth to mouth for a half hour after she was dead. Tried to keep her alive.Thanks for the comment. Hugs

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      Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
      by wolfinwindow on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (04:02:18)
      She died from meningitis and she was the baby of the family.

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by wordsmithwannabe on Saturday, March 27, 2010 (23:42:30)
this is so incredibly sad Linda, but i agree with you on that last part, holding in sorrow is never a good thing. air hugs!!!

chris

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    Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
    by wolfinwindow on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (03:58:20)
    I learned the hard way. Now I just bawl my grief out like a baby and get it over. Air hugs accepted and returned.

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (10:28:51)
yes, it was a scary night for us and the first time I'd ever seen dad cry. I remember he couldn't go bowling for years after that because he said every time he threw the ball he saw her face in the pins. Mom finally got him to start again, but it wasn't easy. After that night he would come and check on each of us or make mom check us as we slept. I think that haunted him to his own grave.

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by Craigd741 on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (17:34:23)
Devastating write, raw and emotional. I'm so sorry this happened to you.

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    Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
    by wolfinwindow on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (18:18:25)
    It's been 50 years since she died. Thanks for the comments and the for reading my poetry. I try to provoke emotion if I can.. I am happy I made you feel.

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (20:22:15)
Oh Linda, I am so truly sorry for your loss. I can surely understand you and your family will never forget her. Sincerely, Mary Ann

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by dreamdragon on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (21:12:16)
dreams i had lovely write to your sister my aunt i never met but dream of

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by nerdgirl on Monday, March 29, 2010 (03:47:25)
I knew I shouldnt have read this. (My son is going to be three soon and these are things that are really hard for me to read)
This gave me chills.
Im so sorry for your families loss.

Youre right, we shouldnt bottle the sorrow up inside.

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    Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
    by wolfinwindow on Monday, March 29, 2010 (21:17:29)
    I was scared of all four of my kids when they were three. Drove me nuts. i finally got over it. Thanks for the comment.

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by SirMask on Monday, March 29, 2010 (07:25:44)
Awesome

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by Dreaming-Demon on Monday, March 29, 2010 (13:42:11)
Wow....such an excellent piece...well done

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by Ilan on Monday, March 29, 2010 (15:21:06)
Hey Wolfinwindow, is zbird your sister?

Sounds a haunting experience and one
always remembered, who else was at home?
I think your last paragraph is spot on!


Have you joined the diversity in poetry
Slams yet? If not please can you
az you're a very diverse lady if I ever met one
. Where we all going to meet oneday? Apart
from upstairs?
Cheers ilan

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Re: The Day Lydia Died (Score: 1 )
by variable58 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 (17:04:02)
sad but you learned to live with it

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