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Forever Is a Long Time (free verse)

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John Yaws
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Musing in the silence of my study-
I’ve been told that “diamonds are forever”.
Maybe…but if people aren’t…who cares if
diamonds last; when the fingers which they graced
have long since become dust?
Forever is an abstract concept. We have no yardstick
By which to measure forever, or eternity.
Some things last a long time: the pyramids… the Coloseum
at Rome…. The ruins of the Mayans. Jerusalem, the Golden.
Some memories seem to last forever- memories of moments of intimacy
Memories of the first time a baby says, “Mamaa” or Dada
The most lasting impressions in our lives are those of sorrow.
A trust betrayed, a heart broken, a loved one’s death. These
are the lasting things. A boy’s thirteenth birthday ruined by
an uncaring parent, a brother’s untimely death… These are the
lasting things. Forever is a long time, but sorrow is longer.



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Diana B
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1 posted 03-11-2000 02:49 PM       View Profile for Diana B   Email Diana B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Diana B

it seems that is all too true...pain is more striking in intensity...it is hard to refocus it on the joy that existed first...you expressed yourself very well...i enjoyed reading.
JamesMichael
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Nice thoughts gunslinger...yes, sorrow does lay its heavy hand on us for way to long sometimes.   James
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Well done with some heavy thoughts.

Denise
 
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