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A Fine Case of Memories

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Jamie
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A Fine Case of Memories


My presensce is unwanted though I arrive by request,
of one in fearful panic of a tight painful chest

Upon a soft tiny blanket untold years old,
lies a cat of black onyx in silken repose.
A sad faced clown peers down at the dark langour,
as I wonder if sad clowns ever surrender to anger.
My eyes pause upon silver framed memories of youth,
tiny bronze baby shoes join baby's first tooth.

Of all the very fine things in this very fine home,
lie these cherished objects in a case of their own.
A part of loving memories of a life long lived,
a life now ebbing, slowly winding down to its end.
Many countless times over I have been here before,
albeit my shadow has never darkened this door.
For in many fine places are fine houses with faces
Having many loving memories in fine cherished cases.


A Footnote:
Though in my work we must try to keep a distance, events occur which leave an indelible imprint upon our very souls. Such was this.
jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".  




[This message has been edited by Prometheus (edited 07-01-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Jamie Patterson - All Rights Reserved
tracie66
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jamie~
a wonderful read...well done  
Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Janet Marie
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beautiful jamie...
wonderful writing
vivid imagery..
you have a very tough job
and this was a unique view at how it is thru
your eyes...
kudos, respect and gratitude to you...
and all like you who risk your saftey to help others in need.
it is quiet comfort for us to know all of you are there
take care, stay safe
jm


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The world calls a butterfly
~LaoTzeTao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~

Dark Angel
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3 posted 07-01-2000 02:25 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Jamie, the imagery here is fantastic, I felt as though I was there in that room. A beautiful poem from you as usual  
*hugs* to you and be safe  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died,
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

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Prometheus~
What a memory-shaker ...
so tenderly displayed.
~*Marge*~


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Butterflies_dont_cry
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Jamie*
At moments like this it is so hard to not let your heart enter.  To view someone is a patient or someone in need is one thing but to view them as anything more is our own special wall of protection and keeps our judgement in place.  This was beautifully written and the story tugs at my heartstrings....I can see this so clearly you did an amazing job of weaving.  
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This is wonderful!! I liked it a lot.
X Angel
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geee a Fine Case of Memories
I thought it was a Fine Case of Poetry

good'un
~H
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Wonderful poem. Enjoyed it a lot !
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Well written.
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Jamie - Such a beautifully written, heartfelt poem.  I will ditto what JM said and offer my thanks as well.  Bonnie
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Memories are footprints upon our soul. They are be treasured and revisited as we journey. Those treasures are to be cherished. Be glad in them, they belong to you. Hugss <**>
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Very tender and sad, beautiful imagery and excellent writing!
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Jamie,
      the most cherised of memories are in the one case that can never be broken. . . the heart. . .

Superb poem my friend. . .

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You are tugging at my heart-strings, James!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Good words, good thoughts, good poem.
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to enter strangers lives every day as some of us do.. and not have it affect us in some way is nearly impossible.. you have made a moment become an eternity.  Blessed be sweet poet man..
Jamie
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My heartfelt thanks to each of you.
Your kindness is unsurpassed.
My apologies for the delay in conveying this to you.
jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


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Let's read this one again.
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wow, jamie...sorry i missed this one...glad PdV brought it back up!   this is awesome, jamie...youve done a wonderful job with it!  
i imagine it would be hard to keep such a distance each and every time..something is bound to touch you as this on occasion..

love this..

dg



"Half of what i say is meaningless; but i say it so that the other half may reach you."
-Kahlil Gibran

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20 posted 05-15-2001 09:16 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Glad I found this one again Jamsey.

I still love it
and it flows so beautifully.

Maree  
 
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