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paulsm
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0 posted 02-28-2000 04:24 AM       View Profile for paulsm   Email paulsm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for paulsm

Missing
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Did I turn and miss the moment,
When something changed round here?,
When the laughter slipped away,
Replaced by a lack of cheer.
~
The colours that surround me,
Just donít seem the same,
Have they lost their brightness,
Does my memory get the blame?.
~
And what of all the flowers,
Did they really lose their smell,
For when I bend to test them,
Their odor I canít tell.
~
What happened to the food,
That evoked a wondrous taste?,
In that Iíve lost all interest,
My palletís gone to waste.
~
And why is a morning sunrise,
Just another day,
And the evíning sunset,
Just a night to while away.
~
Things Ďround here have changed,
For life has lost itís for cheer,
I remember times much better,
When the ones I loved were near.
~
When coming home from work,
Wasnít such a chore,
When standing at the sink,
Wasnít such a tireless bore.
~
When the beauty of all nature,
Always seemed to be so bright,
When I didnít just lie crying,
In the loneliness of night.




 Slow Down, stop to smell the roses and stroll through the garden of life, it will be a more pleasurable experience.
© Copyright 2000 Paul Middleton - All Rights Reserved
Danny Holloway
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since 01-15-2000
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1 posted 02-28-2000 04:01 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Very nice.  You have expressed that emptyness very well that is felt when someone who had such a presence is gone.
Your words made me feel the loss and that is what good poetry is about....the emotion that can be conveyed in words.
Good job!


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JamesMichael
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2 posted 02-29-2000 07:00 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A very lovely poem describing loneliness but not so lovely if you are lonely.  When I was the loneliest in my life was when I met some of my most beautiful and precious friends and they helped me thru my saddest moments.   Take care.   James
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