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In The Back of My Mind

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John Yaws
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It comes rushing back, at night in my dreams
The pain and the fear, so real they both seem-
The loneliness, sorrow; I thought far behind-
Still dwell with me here, in the back of my mind.

Long days on the road, those nights all alone
When a bedroll and saddle were all that I owned.
The dreams of the future, which once shone so bright
Now rob me of sleep, when I lay down at night.

The years of my youth, have vanished like dew-
My strength and endurance, it seems theyíve fled, too
With all of these gone, only memories remain-
Of the grail which I sought, but I sought it in vain.

Where do they go? Our dreams when they die?
Tomorrows are yesterdays, passing us by-
Amnesia, I think, would be far more kind-
My failures still live, in the back of my mind.
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Deb Lynne
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I love this!
Denise
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Wow! Boy, can I relate to this! Well done, as usual, Gunslinger!

 Denise

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   Gunslinger, I found myself nodding my head in recognition and agreement all the way through this...again, so well written.
   Aesthetically, poetic perfection. On a more personal, yet still artistic level, it brings to mind Alexander Pope's words.

"True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance,
'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence,--
The sound must seem an echo to the sense."


Dear LadyClaire


 
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