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Just Yesterday

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 05-07-2000 04:03 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

Just Yesterday (16th Anniversary for my Husband)

  Just yesterday, I heard a song on the radio
     That transported me instantly back to the past;
        Back to a safe, warm place when I was very young and secure,
           Safely nestled in my parents home, knowing they were only a few feet away.

  Back to a time in my childhood when fantasies were visions yet to unfold;
     Memories of a child who still had yet, to unlock the mysteries of life …
        Time to daydream and while away the hours, creating imaginary futures
           Of what my life would someday become.

  As I closed my eyes, I could picture the images and thoughts of my youth.
     Flooding back, came the hopes and dreams I had devised for myself;
        The fanciful realities I would weave from pure imagination
            That could only come from the innocent and pure emotions of a child.

  Swirling then to the forefront of my remembrance, came an image of a man.
      This was not “any” man, for he was my fantasy.
           He was the one I conjured up from a youthful mind
              In sweet anticipation of what someday, might be.

  In my daydreams, his face always remained hazy, and details of his fine features eluded me;
      Try as I might, I could never get him to turn fully and face me,
           And he remained somehow in slight shadow ... mysteriously elusive in my dreams.
              And yet, he was my surrealistic reality nonetheless.

  His handsome features, though hazy, were a mixture of a child’s idols
     That encompassed movie stars, heroes and my dear loving father.
        His qualities were of tenderness, passion and heroism;
           Strong and compassionate; warm and giving.

  My childlike imagination played out the fantasies of all young girls;
     From that moment our eyes would first meet across a crowded room,
        To the stolen, knowing glances and first dance,
           To the moment he would take me in his arms
              For our first enchanted kiss while the rest of the world
                 Would fade away into nothingness as he wrapped me in his warm embrace.

  And always in my dreams, he remained my knight in shining armor;
     My confidant, my best friend, my love of my life …
        Where never in fantasies would desire wane or love decline …
           Where always our hearts would grow closer together
              As we grew yet older through time to eternity.

  And strangely, as the song on the radio ended, and transported me
     Quickly back to reality … back to today …
        Out of the shadows of childhood desires and fantasies …
           I quietly sighed, and a warm and soothing glow washed over me.

  For though I was so young when I first dreamed of what would be …
     Whom I would someday meet, and share my life with ...
        Never was I more sure than I am today,
           That the face and features that eluded me so, as I strained to see the man in my dreams …
              Was the face and features of the man next to me still, as I rolled out of the hazy fog of memories.

  For you, my love, are the reality of my dreams;
     The man of my fantasies;
        My knight in shining armor who swept me off my feet;
           The man who still dissolves and fades the outside world to nothingness as you
              Wrap me in your warm embrace even today.

  Thank you for meeting my eyes across that crowded room;
     For becoming a part of my reality and life;
        For making my dreams and fantasies come true;
           And for proving to be the features and qualities of the man that was promised to me in my dreams.

  I love you.

/Kit McCallum


[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 05-07-2000).]
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1 posted 05-07-2000 04:22 PM       View Profile for lorilockheart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lorilockheart

Kit,

You have beautifully captured how music can take you back.  It happens to me all the time, and you have expressed just how magical that is.  How lucky you are to have that fantasy.
I look forward to all your others.
Lori
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2 posted 05-07-2000 04:24 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Kit--

Oh girl this was breattaking! The kind of love you and your husband share...that stands the test of time type of love is so rare! In this piece you have so beautifully captured the essence of true love. Thanks so much for posting this!! You have my deepest admiration.

Take care,
Amy  

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Kit, my congrats! This poetry confirms to me that there does exist such a thing as GENUINE and TRUE love in this hectic world we live in.
As always it's a delight to read your poetry .. CocoBaci
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Kit~
I think I'll echo what Lori has already said, how a simple tune heard on the radio can transport one back in time to the safety and security of one's youth. A nice tribute to your husband.
best regards,
bboog
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~Lori:  Music surely is the extension of poetry ... a world where fantasies and realities converge ... thank you for your kind words.

~Amy:  I have lived my share of broken hearts in my youth, but was so fortunate to have found true love ... I truly believe it waits for all. Thank you for such lovely comments.

~CocoBaci:  It is genuine and true love that keeps me going in this hectic world CocoBaci ... without it, I fear I would fade quietly away. Thank you for being so kind.

~Bboog:  Thank you for the comments Bboog. I so enjoy transporting myself back in time through songs ... they bring back such incredible memories. Thanks again.

/Kit

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Beautiful, I love it!  May your love grow and grow and live on forever!

~Kellsue




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~Kellsue:  Thank you for the wishes Kellsue ... I wish for forever also.

/Kit
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well this is just a big ole sigh of devotion waiting to happen...
wow..how perfect and how wonderful to still feel this way after so many years.
wonderful work here.
congrats on the anniversary.
take care, jm


 It's amazing
How you make your face just like a wall
How you take your heart and turn it off
How I turn my head and you lose it all ...
And it's unnerving
How one move just puts me by myself
There you go just trusting someone else
Now I know I put us both through hell ...
I'm not sayin
That there was nothing wrong
I just didn't think you'd ever get tired of me
And I'm not sayin
We ever had the right to hold on
I just didn't wanna let you get away from me.
~MB20~Leave


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Kit,
this is beautiful!!!  Such wonderful memories and writing!!!  ongrats on that anniversary....you are very lucky to have found such a love!!!  
Lone Wolf


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Kit~
Endearing thoughts of joy within your heart.
Nostalgic trips on melodies of the past are so inviting.

This is a lovely tribute to the union you and your husband have ... may your blessings multiply.
~*Marge*~


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Kit, you speak of a love that some of us have only dreamed about.  To find someone that special and to hold on to them is indeed a dream come true.  This was a wonderful tribute to the man in your life.  May God bless you both.


Michael
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Kit, what a beautiful tribute to the love that you and your husband share.
Kit McCallum
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~Janet Marie:  I'm still amazed it's been so many years myself ... thank you for the wonderful comments and congrats Janet Marie.

~Lone Wolf:  I feel very fortunate for both my memories and my reality ... Thank you Lone Wolf.

~Marge: Thank you for the blessings Marge ... I've seen your Muse comes to you through song often also ... isn't it wonderful?

~Michael:  If I had not known heartache, I would not have known love.  It was only when I stopped looking that "he" found "me".  Never stop dreaming Michael ...

~Martie: Thank you for the kind words Martie ... I'm grateful that he often lets me know I'm treasured also.

Much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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