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Michael
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Now and Then


Some other day, some other when,
I held you once, but once was then.
While now, all I really have left
Is wasted, clung to vows unkept.

Though tears unwept may never dry,
Nor wipe vision from blinded eye,
Echoes still sing of price deserved—
Waft through the forest, unobserved.

…And there, the image starts to blur.
A canvas spill, along this stir
Of emotion long since forbade—
A testament to love unmade.

A wish unfound, a song unsung,
If by subtle slip of the tongue.
A breeze on field once ripe, now shorn—
And all that died in me, unborn.

It’s dream such toll’s exacted from,
Rippling unto our kingdom come.
One soul, now prisoner to a pen,
That only writes what might have been.


Michael Anderson

08/07/2017

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1 posted 08-07-2017 11:07 PM       View Profile for Cerulean   Email Cerulean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerulean

Michael- This poem, as most of your poems do, requires careful reading. It has a melancholic sadness to it, which is part of its beauty. Thanks for sharing.
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I feel your sorrow so deeply...I truly ache for you.  Not to sound trite or insensitive..but you write heartbreak like none other...and it is bitter bittersweet.

I wish you peace Michael.
Namyh
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3 posted 08-08-2017 08:27 PM       View Profile for Namyh   Email Namyh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Namyh

Ahhh Mikey - You got me good with this one. I remember "now and then" but I most enjoyed the rhythmic, masterful and creative way your talented pen spoke of it. You did good Michael. Most enjoyed.  Namyh
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As always your heart words touch ever so sad & deep Michael ~ Feelings I myself am no stranger to...You pen them wonderfully ~ Alana
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very nice...james
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Michael,
   More than a ripple here! Very nicely penned with cleverly worded contrasts, deepening the meaning and interpretation even more;
   I very much like your style of writing and am moved by your words.

              `misC
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7 posted 09-06-2017 01:05 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I have so many regrets... so many things I wish done differently... so many dreams unborn or died in infancy... and it's isolating - a spiral feeding on itself, keeping my focus on the very thoughts I'd like to remove.

Reading your work, I find not only poetic perfection... but the words of someone with similar focus, another mourner at the casket of might have beens.

I feel the ache through every line.
 
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