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Linger a Little More [Tribute to Sy]

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Sunshine
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Linger a Little More

Shadows be my beckoning call
through a door, down misty hall
beseech me to look o'er wall,

But looking o'er I cannot bear,
though voices faded do I hear
sounding close and full of cheer,

For beyond impenetrable wall
I would heed the shadowy call
to see the faces, loved voices all.

Would had I but known
though life's forces shown
through yon past's door,

I would not have flown
so high, so long gone,
but have lingered a little more.

Age be wise to one still fair,
knowing now how much I dare
to revisit the past, 'tisn't fair…

To not be able to once again hold
the people that were true gold
for they are now beyond old.

Heart be broken o'er words unsaid
yet they fill this empty head
some days, I would be lead…

Would had I but known
though life's forces shown
through yon past's door,

I would not have flown
so high, so long gone,
but have lingered a little more.

©KRJ
23 January, 2000




 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


© Copyright 2000 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Wow!  sigh....I'm speechless.
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Not only speechless, but crying!!!! Wonderful!
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Touchingly beautiful, Sunshine......it brings tears......
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Thank you all for reading.  When I read it aloud to myself, quietly, I had tears as well.  But given my age, I figured I was "prone."  Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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This also brought tears to my eyes Sunshine. Nicely done  
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Thank you Hoot, thank you.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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If Sy ever gets around to reading this, I'm sure he will love it! (hehe)
I revisited my college recently and it looked exactly the same as it did in 1965. And that was also sad.
Loved the poem
Liz
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Sunshine,
A remarkable poem and one that touched me.
You write so well and with mature understanding. It is a pleasure to read your poetry. *L* Sy
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Elizabeth Speaks - Sy Listens.

Sy, thank you so much for reading.  Your comments touch me.  It is my pleasure to write for you and all of the others here.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Sadly I read the words above
Wrapped up feelings i can see
Well done there sunshine

Ps: Thanks

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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Smile, Helmut, and take it as a reminder of things not yet past...

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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See, I told you he would love it
Liz
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so beautiful that we have writers paying tribute to other writes.
Great family thats here glad i found it
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Sunshine-

EXQUISITE~

~*Marge*~



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Spiked, I am glad you like what you read, thanks for coming in, and Welcome to Passions...

Marge, I curtsy before you.  Thank you.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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