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I'll Still Have My Memories

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John Yaws
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since 10-09-1999
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Texas


0 posted 02-08-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

Today the Doctor told me-
“I fear you’re going blind”.
A lot of mixed emotions
Went rushing through my mind.

I thought that I’d just close my eyes-
And see what I could see...
Forgotten sights from long ago-
Came drifting back to me.

I saw my dear, old Grandad-
With cheerful laughing eyes...
Who always had some time for me,
Or brought me some surprise.

I thought of days of childhood-
The laughter and the play...
My brother lived and laughed with me
As though ‘twere yesterday.

I saw those Rocky Mountains-
Who’s peaks caress the sky..
And walked again the lonely wastes
And heard the wild goose cry.

I rode those Arizona plains-
The sun ablaze above...
And watched the restless tumble weeds
A lifestyle that I love.

Long forgotten smiling eyes-
And tender, soothing touch
I wonder how on earth a man
Could e’er forget so much?

So if another sunrise-
My eyes should never see-
I can’t complain at all, my friend
My memory’s still with me.


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Danny Holloway
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since 01-15-2000
Posts 2072
Tulsa, OK


1 posted 02-08-2000 07:13 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Gunslinger, hope this is not a peom about you.  If it is, I wish you well.
I quickly have become an admirer of your poetry.  Please keep writing!
Danny
jascanvey
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since 12-26-1999
Posts 130
England


2 posted 02-08-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for jascanvey   Email jascanvey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jascanvey

This is just so sad, please tell me it's not true. I couldn't bear the pain of not being able to see all the wonders in life. This is just so distressing and brings to mind all of my own sweet memories, for which I thankyou.
devina
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since 10-28-1999
Posts 3189
Northern Cali


3 posted 02-08-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

GS- you're such a strong man...you know you can get through this...just concentrate on those that love you, especially all your friends here at passions!!!! Hers's a hug to make you smile!!!    ~HUG~

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...


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~ViXeN~
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since 01-09-2000
Posts 95
Guelph, Ont. Canada


4 posted 02-13-2000 01:22 AM       View Profile for ~ViXeN~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~ViXeN~

awww this is so sad, but so well done. such emotion, whew!
i sure hope this isnt about you..
 
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