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To A Sentimental Fool

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PoeticKnight
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TO A SENTIMENTAL FOOL
5/4/88

How many times can you cry
Over something that has passed you by
Time changes reality everyday
Something slipping softly away
You can’t hold onto a dream forever
Learn to survive the stormy weather
Hearken back to an age long past
Every memory now fading fast
A new life is a life indeed
And that my friend is all you need
Though you think the innocence gone
From the tender moments on
Wings of a dream floating away
Into the twilight of a fading day
Why are you sad and all alone
Living in this world of your own
By your hands you seek to be free
From the memory pain just like me
You can’t bring back yesterday
The future is bright, so is today
Why do you wish to stumble and fall
Over yourself, missing the beckoning call
To be only one, only yourself
Take your dreams, your only wealth
And live as you would do
Without anyone destroying you
Don’t tread the paths of false security
Take my hand and come walk with me
Timeless wanderers under blue skies
We halt in silence every time you cry
It is known that things will change
They can never be the same
Not always sad because of the difference
But will be tomorrow’s yesterdays’ innocence
And shall henceforth be the new guiding rule
A sentimental memory, not a fool

© Copyright 2000 J.M. Landry - All Rights Reserved
JamesMichael
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1 posted 03-03-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

A very nice message to get on with your life and enjoy the moment...something I have a constant battle with...holding on to the past as if I am afraid of my future.  James
PoeticKnight
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2 posted 03-03-2000 03:12 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Thanks James, that is the message exactly.
hoot_owl_rn
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Sometimes the past is a hard thing to let go of, but until one does, it is almost impossible to go on to the future.
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Words of wisdom! Very nice!  

Denise
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hehe - the title alone made this a MUST read for me...LOL  I don't feel so alone in some of the things I've struggled with of late.  This is beautiful.  "Things will change" as you say.  To choose to dwell on the past too long really does earn one the title of fool.  Still, I've played the role and understand how emotion easily overrules intelect sometimes.  Anyway, thought this was a wonderful poem.


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6 posted 03-03-2000 07:44 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

JML~
I like the sentimental memories in me.
It helps me see that the past is something
I can live and learn from ... taking the lessons it teaches and shaping my future.

I liked this very much.
Very much, indeed.
~*Marge*~


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Janet Marie
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Why are you sad and all alone
Living in this world of your own
By your hands you seek to be free
From the memory pain just like me
You can’t bring back yesterday
The future is bright, so is today
Why do you wish to stumble and fall
Over yourself, missing the beckoning call
To be only one, only yourself
Take your dreams, your only wealth
And live as you would do
Without anyone destroying you
Don’t tread the paths of false security
Take my hand and come walk with me
Timeless wanderers under blue skies
We halt in silence every time you cry
It is known that things will change
They can never be the same
Not always sad because of the difference
But will be tomorrow’s yesterdays’ innocence


jer, I love this one..so sensitive and sweet.
with a message of wisdom. perfect...
still stalking you...jm

 When you see through love's illusions, there lies the danger...
And your perfect lover just looks like a perfect fool
So you go running off in search of a perfect stranger
While the loneliness seems to spring from your life
Like a fountain from a pool.

Jackson Browne

Meadowmuse
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8 posted 03-03-2000 10:14 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"Time changes reality every day"

Indeed, it does. Actually, so many good lines in this, JML. I'm glad you shared it here. Very well written and an excellent reminder.

~ Claire
PoeticKnight
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9 posted 03-06-2000 08:13 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Janet, wisdom? I don't know about that. Thanks again for the stalking.
And Claire, thanks for the kindness.
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10 posted 03-06-2000 09:14 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

JML. . . too many times I have seen myself in your writings. . . I think that perhaps we have gone through many of the same things in our lives. . .

This was well written as always, my friend. . . "Things will change. . . " they always will. . . they always will. .  .

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