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Stolen Moments

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John Yaws
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0 posted 06-06-2000 09:36 AM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

They were far too brief, the moments-
That I held you next to me.
When we used words like “forever”…
But we knew they could not be.

Stolen moments in our life times…
We played a game of “let’s pretend”.
That we lived within some dream world,
But we knew that it would end.

Oh, the pleasure of those moments-
Now, I know I’ll not forget…
Bittersweet, and very painful-
That we met, I’ll not regret.

On such times we hang the tapestrys-
Which represent our lives.
While the moments quickly leave us,
Long their memories survive.

Stolen moments, stolen visions-
Of a life beyond our ken…
Lives not meant for jaded ladies,
Nor for calloused, hardened men…

But from time to time, those moments-
Uninvited, come to mind.
Of a girl, a night, a vision…
That I’ve long since left behind.

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Denise
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1 posted 06-06-2000 09:52 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Those stolen moments can brighten the darkest day. Great poem, John!

Denise
WhtDove
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2 posted 06-06-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is sad!  What popped in mind while reading it was, we really don't know what we have until it's gone.  I'm sorry your heart broken    May brighter days come along your path, and God bless you with someone wonderful!
Danny Holloway
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since 01-15-2000
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3 posted 06-08-2000 01:23 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Gunslinger, the last four lines say it all.
a girl, a night, a moment, now only in memory. Not sure if the experiences were better in reality or now in reflection.  
The times of our lives, filed away neatly in our memories.....the stuff life is made of I suppose.
~~nice writing~~


 A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.

ethome
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4 posted 06-08-2000 01:41 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Great poem! Those stolen moments seem to mature our deepest thoughts. Great work as usual. Nice to hear from you on this board. E. Lewis True
Cuddlez
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5 posted 06-08-2000 03:19 PM       View Profile for Cuddlez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cuddlez

The stolen moments are the ones I treasure the most... Holding a dear friend for just that night, and knowing that is all it will be is bittersweet but worth anything at this moment. One of my favorites of your poems I've read so far....

 Time flies? Say it not so, time stays we go.
JamesMichael
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6 posted 06-09-2000 05:29 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fantastic writing and some special moments forever to grace your memory.   James
 
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