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irmirt
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0 posted 12-22-2010 03:55 PM       View Profile for irmirt   Email irmirt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for irmirt

Trapped

Most everyone encountered,
Meets imaginary me.
The clothes that do not make the man,
Announce the part they see.

With trusting, reversed eyes I look,
On mirrorís lying tales;
The one Iíve recognized, forsook,
Youthful strength now fails.

Longing, seeking future days,
With grown up avenue,
Attracts the young like lights of night,
As moths each one, pays due.

The hair that once adorned my head,
Departed, thinned, and gray.
Struck confidence a cautious blow;
Confused from chance instead.

The words I speak; expressing mind;
Explain Iíll try to do.
Display the cultured self,
Timeís enemy Iíll find

Although the youthful days are fade,
Within Iím still in bloom,
Each day brings riches I wonít trade
Iíll tolerate the gloom.

I trust my friends and fellows,
Too riches deep will seek.
For those who look upon the shell,
Paint values gray and bleak.

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1 posted 12-22-2010 06:17 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Just excellent!  Loved  these lines especially:

Longing, seeking future days,
With grown up avenue,
Attracts the young like lights of night,
As moths each one, pays due.

So true, so very true.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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2 posted 12-24-2010 06:00 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Good stuff here! I liked your last stanza best. Merry Christmas
Lori
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Now see here, my friend Irmirt...I did all that coloring to "stay" young...and I find after all is said and done that youth has nothing at all on us old codgers...without spending time to paint ourselves, we quite outrun the Dodgers!

Enjoyed this...know the feel, but keep stealing base, anyway.   Merry Christmas!
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4 posted 12-24-2010 10:37 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Really enjoyed and understood. Welcome . latearrival
JerryPat
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5 posted 12-26-2010 10:04 PM       View Profile for JerryPat   Email JerryPat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat

Nice work, and written in an understandable way.

To mimic is a form of praise unless
you have no thoughts of your own

irmirt
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6 posted 12-29-2010 02:20 PM       View Profile for irmirt   Email irmirt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for irmirt

Mysteria, Lori, Late, Jerry,
Thanks for your encouragement. I only hope as you read you can relate with some of the feelings and thoughts along your path.

Dear Sunshine... stolen bases, painted faces... your words are like planted seeds.  


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7 posted 01-03-2011 12:39 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Missed this one irmit, Glad I came back and found it. I will be watching for you from now on.
                                Ida
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