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And death dilutes you...

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Kevin Taylor
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0 posted 01-22-2000 10:02 PM       View Profile for Kevin Taylor   Email Kevin Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Kevin Taylor's Home Page   View IP for Kevin Taylor

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The last thought to form before goodbye
will not recall the lover's kiss
nor mark the dappled shadowfall of bright September days
nor recognise the metal taste of blood
beneath your tongue
Neither newsreels nor slideshows
achievements
failures
money
possessions
friends
nor anything you've had.
The last thought will be the "didn't do" -
not the failure.
The unacknowledged plan.
The incomplete.
The dream.
The arms outstretched
and the empty palm.
The goal left unattended
for a better day
that never came
or came and went.
The last thought will be
of almosts
while the lump that beats in your throat
sinks to your heart
and death dilutes you.



 Kevin

"Poetry is, at once, what you get... and how you got there."



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Meadowmuse
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1 posted 01-22-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Excellently expressed, Kevin. Truth becomes you.  

Claire
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2 posted 01-22-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for poetry_kills   Email poetry_kills   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit poetry_kills's Home Page   View IP for poetry_kills

very well put and vivid... two thumbs up  

sincerely,
jerome the boy with no brain

 A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
~Coleridge
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3 posted 01-22-2000 11:13 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kevin-

So much truth in what you write.
Your soul shows in this one for sure.
And if we only realize it ...
each and every soul is reflected
in your thoughts.

Sure sits home with this lady tonight.
My appreciation for the sharing.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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4 posted 01-22-2000 11:15 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Whew! This one is right on the money. It's not the failures we regret....it's the attempts we didn't make.

There is nothing quite as bad
As the simple phrase "I wish I had....."

Good writing.
Kevin Taylor
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near Vancouver, BC, Canada


5 posted 01-22-2000 11:18 PM       View Profile for Kevin Taylor   Email Kevin Taylor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kevin Taylor's Home Page   View IP for Kevin Taylor

Thank you!

& Marge.. we are related in the dim dark past. Tindal is not a common name and somewhere in antiquity my ancestors and yours spelled it the same way. I was born a Tyndall. I'm a Taylor by adoption.
~


 Kevin

"Poetry is, at once, what you get... and how you got there."

hoot_owl_rn
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Kevin...very wise words...I like  

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Martie
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7 posted 01-23-2000 02:02 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

"Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden"
T.S. Eliot                  

This was very well done and so familiar I went looking for this quote.  I like the way you write!
 
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