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Honeybunch
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When long ago comes back again
into the mind thought closed to then
the barriers that once were strong
simply crumble into mush.

And when mind unleashed goes walk-abouts
it touches on the love and joy
but always stops and ends each trip
with a familiar sadness.

That sadness stays to cloud the days
of settled calm, acceptance, peace,
and the mind must start to build again
new and better barriers.

And, yes, it toils each day and night
till finally itís sealed up tight
and it breathes again the air of one
happy to be home again.

That build and break down nothing new
but itís known that somewhere, sometime,
the barriers will not succumb
to those memories of long ago!

Helen / 31 May 2017

© Copyright 2017 Helen - All Rights Reserved
Alison
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1 posted 05-31-2017 06:11 PM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

This speaks to me.

---
And, yes, it toils each day and night
till finally itís sealed up tight
and it breathes again the air of one
happy to be home again.
---

The entire poem is haunting and beautiful to read.

Thank you for sharing.
Alison
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2 posted 05-31-2017 08:43 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Your poetry always hits a nerve.  I can so relate to every word.  I too am happy to be home again.  I'm convinced the grass is definitely not greener than my own backyard.  Love ya lady Sunday.
jwesley
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3 posted 05-31-2017 10:53 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

as usual, my friend, I have to agree with Alison and Blues...  beautiful, poignant piece.


j.
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4 posted 06-01-2017 12:43 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Thank you all so much.  I thought I was finished with my "stories" but life goes on - or is that backwards?  These blue pages are indeed a refuge and I'm grateful for that. It's nice to have some constancy in life no matter which way it decides to flow.  

May you all be well and happy.

Helen  
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5 posted 06-01-2017 07:14 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Helen,
I enjoy your work so much. You always give me new perspectives. ~L
Honeybunch
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6 posted 06-01-2017 07:56 AM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Hi Lori.  Thank you.  I guess the trouble with new perspectives is that in time they become old.  
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7 posted 06-01-2017 11:42 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Hello Helen pleased to meet you A very touching write ~ Seems we can never fully forget things of long ago ~ Memories oft time bring melancholy ~ Thank you for sharing, enjoyed reading ~ Alana
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Hi Alana.  Thank you for reading and commenting.  Much appreciated.
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9 posted 06-15-2017 09:16 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

And when mind unleashed goes walk-abouts
it touches on the love and joy
but always stops and ends each trip
with a familiar sadness.

I think you just described my life! Beautiful write that leaves the perfect tinge of ache.
Honeybunch
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Thanks suthern.  It's a sad testimony to the human state that it should be descriptive of so many lives.  
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beautiful
Marchmadness
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12 posted 07-22-2017 09:44 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Yes, the past does haunt us doesn't it? You have such insight, Helen.

Honeybunch
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Hi Ida.  I guess memories are just the price we pay for living. Sometimes we can afford them and sometimes not.  

Keep well.
Helen
LeeJ
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And when mind unleashed goes walk-abouts
it touches on the love and joy
but always stops and ends each trip
with a familiar sadness.

yes, and almost bittersweet sadness....

walk-abouts reminded me of one of many fav movies, "Australia"

Lovely right my friend!!!
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Memories can have a lingering sadness, that what we "see" is now outside our reach. We store away the moments we either prize or hate. There have been many times I wish I could go back in time to re-enjoy or change what once was, but we all learn to coexist with these memories. I hope this is on the same page of what you've written about.

Enjoyed.
Honeybunch
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16 posted 07-26-2017 03:18 PM       View Profile for Honeybunch   Email Honeybunch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Honeybunch's Home Page   View IP for Honeybunch

Thank you, LeeJ.  My memory with regards to movies isn't great so I can't comment.  Perhaps I'm "deeper" than that - don't really know.

And, yes, Cerulean, we're on the same page.  Thank you.
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