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Yet Still I Remember

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Marsha
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0 posted 03-02-2009 09:27 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha


Yet Still I Remember

I remember;
              The sun shining, picnicking, two glasses
              Tingles of your fingertips-
              A tartan blanket and strawberries.

I remember;
           Promises, exchanged with rings;
           Kisses, smiles, cherry blossom-
           A captured moment of hope;

I remember;
           Children having babies-
           Money never going far,
           Tight lips which never smiled;

I remember;
           Stolen moments of joy-
                   Peek-a-boo and Rainbowís bear;
                   Dreading your return.

I remember;
           Your lying eyes, broken promises;
           Perfume on your shirt-
           Tear flavoured dinners.

I remember;
           Walking a tightrope-
           No net, no safe pathí
           Finally falling without shattering-

And yet still I remember;
                      An eternal summerís song-
                      Captured, held, treasuredí
                      Untarnished, softly glowing-
              Untainted by regrets

Marsha
©                



Tomorrow is another day I don't know what it holds
but I can face the future with courage brave and bold

Footprints In My Heart
Kethry
© Copyright 2009 Marsha Grace Melody Todd - All Rights Reserved
Susan Caldwell
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1 posted 03-02-2009 10:38 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

why does it seem like it always ends this way?

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Marchmadness
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2 posted 03-02-2009 01:07 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

A realistic view of life as it is all too often.
                                Ida
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3 posted 03-02-2009 02:37 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

My dear Marsha, those could have been my words ~ from beginning to the beautiful ending ~

"And yet still I remember;
                      An eternal summerís song-
                      Captured, held, treasuredí
                      Untarnished, softly glowing-
              Untainted by regrets"

~ A trip down memory lane for me, as well...

Love and a warm hug,
Linda
P.S. Great to see you posting again!!!
ethome
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4 posted 03-02-2009 04:17 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

My dear Marsha

How forgiving you are.
However there's nothing like that feeling when it's new and fresh.
Countless millions do silly things everyday over that feeling......Me specially.....Love ya kid!

Eric
Marsha
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5 posted 03-02-2009 05:32 PM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Susan, Ida, Linda, and Eric, thank you all so very much for being kind to me. I just wish I could write half as well as you all do.

This was one of the poems lasts weeks seminars brought out of me. We had to write an I Remember poem, I came up with several but this one seemed to speak to me as the others didnít. It was definitely autobiographical luckily that isnít the way I live any more. These days I am happy, and fairly content, if a little stressed with all the work I need to do. Why oh why did I choose to do two Degrees at the same time?

I never realised how difficult Free Writing is, all those exercises came out badly. Right now, and I mean at this moment, I am struggling with a critique Badly Chosen Lover by Rosemary Tonks.  

I miss you all very muchly, and wish I could pop in more often.
Take care
Love and warm stuff
as always
Mushy
x x x x x

Tomorrow is another day I don't know what it holds
but I can face the future with courage brave and bold

Footprints In My Heart
Kethry

JamesMichael
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6 posted 03-02-2009 06:32 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice...James
Artic Wind
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7 posted 03-03-2009 03:13 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

I love this! I will save it and hopefully remember it for always LOL


ARCTIC WIND
Bill Charles
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highways, & byways, for now


8 posted 03-03-2009 04:28 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Marsha - nice to see you, and I enjoyed this writing. Of course I enjoy them all...

BC
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9 posted 03-06-2009 03:49 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Maybe that's what keeps us sane... remembering not just awful endings but the promises whispered in precious beginnings... the sweet days as well as the sour. For it's when we see the complete picture that we grow... and gain the courage to try another beginning. *S*

It's so great to see your work here, dear lady... especially when it's so beautiful! *S*
LindsayP
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10 posted 03-06-2009 09:30 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP


Dear Marsha, I couldn't help but feel a
great sense of sadness when I read your
poignant poem but then I read in your

response that you have turned your life around and the sadness was replaced by a

smile. It just goes to show that things are never as bad as they seem at the time. Good luck to you my dear and a big hug.

Lindsay
Oklahoma Rose
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11 posted 03-07-2009 07:59 AM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Hi Marsha! I haven't seen you in a long time. These are wonderful memories to have. I have a few of them myself.
pontyjim
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12 posted 03-07-2009 08:13 AM       View Profile for pontyjim   Email pontyjim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit pontyjim's Home Page   View IP for pontyjim

Fantastic. Really enjoyed the visuals.
jwesley
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13 posted 03-07-2009 10:33 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Loved this, my friend...all the way through...

jimmy
Earl Brinkman
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14 posted 10-06-2010 08:24 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

This started out ordinary but suddenly took an unexpected turn which made it memorable.  I guess that is a writing lesson for me to learn.
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