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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 06-10-2001 11:52 AM       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

Journey's End

Oh, would that I could comprehend,
What lies in wait at journey's end;
A life in judgment's brief review,
Encapsulating all we knew.

For such is life, a moment's glance,
A brief respite where spirits dance;
Alone we enter, gather steam,
And walk the path we choose to dream.

Decisions fraught along the way,
A chance to mold our final day;
When all we've been and all we've done,
Will be revealed to each as one.

Brief snapshots of a life in time,
Shall play upon the fading mind;
All chances lost to pending fate,
A swift rewind without debate.

Unanswered questions, all for naught,
Will drift in haze of afterthought;
While fragments of the bittersweet,
Repeat in thought as visions meet.

No longer time to make amends,
As spirit climbs in slow transcend;
Life chronicled for those to see,
The irony in what may be.

How bless'ed those, upon inspect,
Who live their lives without regret;
For they shall gaze on all they've known,
Unhindered by the visions shown.

/Kit McCallum

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1 posted 06-10-2001 11:56 AM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

Very nice, Kit!!  
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2 posted 06-10-2001 12:33 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

Oh,Kit~
What thoughtful points of ponder ...

'No longer time to make amends,
As spirit climbs in slow transcend,
Life chronicled for those to see,
The irony in what may be.'


Most wise in your observations ...
at 'Journey's End' ... 'No longer time to make amends.'

And so we must accomplish the amending before that time ...

'A chance to mold our final day'

Much to think about in this beauty from your pen.
Thank you for touching me.
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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3 posted 06-10-2001 12:46 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Try as I may, when going to pick out a line that suits this as best of the best, I find....it is complete....

Thank you!

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 06-10-2001).]

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For such is life, a moment's glance,
A brief respite where spirits dance;
Alone we enter, gather steam,
And walk the path we choose to dream.

Decisions fraught along the way,
A chance to mold our final day;
When all we've been and all we've done,
Will be revealed to each as one.
===========================

Oh this forum moves MUCH too fast...
how did I miss this jewel from you?
and How did you get to be so wise so young?
(I know...school of hard knocks and lessons learned the hard way...)  
your in good company there *S*
thank for this poetic reminder Kit-girlie.
wisdom wrapped in rhyme divine
jm

she said I dont know why you ever would lie to me
like I'm a little untrusting when I think that the truth is gonna hurt ya
~MB20~

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5 posted 06-10-2001 11:04 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

would that any of us could comprehend, Kit. Beautifully crafted, as always  
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~Virginia:  Thanks Virginia, much appreciated!  

~Marge:  I'm glad you enjoyed this Marge ... lots of fun to ponder!  

~Sunshine:  Thank you Karilea, what a lovely comment.  

~JM:  I "am" old, that's why, LOL. Thanks for your always wonderful comments Janet Marie.  

~Balladeer:  Thanks Michael, I'm grateful you enjoyed this piece.  

Much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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7 posted 06-11-2001 11:15 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

A lot to think about here. Good read.
I like these lines.

No longer time to make amends,
How bless'ed those, upon inspect,
Who live their lives without regret


Somethings I have regretted, but I have come to terms with them, before there was no longer time to make amends.
Thanks
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What a marvelous and wise piece you have composed here Kit! Verse after verse....just good good writing!
                                                  

              
                 For such is life, a moment's glance,
                 A brief respite where spirits dance;
                 Alone we enter, gather steam,
                 And walk the path we choose to dream.

                 Brief snapshots of a life in time,
                 Shall play upon the fading mind;
                 All chances lost to pending fate,
                 A swift rewind without debate.

                 Unanswered questions, all for naught,
                 Will drift in haze of afterthought;
                 While fragments of the bittersweet,
                 Repeat in thought as visions meet.

                 No longer time to make amends,
                 As spirit climbs in slow transcend;
                 Life chronicled for those to see,
                 The irony in what may be.

                 How bless'ed those, upon inspect,
                 Who live their lives without regret;
                 For they shall gaze on all they've known,
                 Unhindered by the visions shown.

Gotta tell ya my dear Canuck lady....I love the whole thing!!
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9 posted 06-11-2001 12:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

"I am the master of my fate." That phrase came to mind as I read this. (Incidentally, those are the last words of Timothy McVeigh, who will today discover his fate.) Very nicely done, Kit.
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Brief snapshots of a life in time,
Shall play upon the fading mind;
All chances lost to pending fate,
A swift rewind without debate.

Unanswered questions, all for naught,
Will drift in haze of afterthought;
While fragments of the bittersweet,
Repeat in thought as visions meet.

No longer time to make amends,
As spirit climbs in slow transcend;
Life chronicled for those to see,
The irony in what may be.

How bless'ed those, upon inspect,
Who live their lives without regret;
For they shall gaze on all they've known,
Unhindered by the visions shown.


oh Kit..so true are your words for me today...I shall savor this one for sure..

~Wynter

"The worst prison would be a closed heart".
...Pope John Paul II


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11 posted 06-11-2001 01:11 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Kit,
A sage page
A clever roam
Upon a stage.
A timeless poem.
*L* Sy
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12 posted 06-11-2001 01:28 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Kit how wise!  I am sure this is my absolute favorite, and have printed this out to "fully dissect it", as there are just too many thoughts to ponder.  I too could not pick even one favorite line, as it would be like trying to find one seed in a poppy pod.  Absolutely my favorite to date of the insightful ones that is, I have a Kitbook I like too (that is what I call your story poems), as I read them to my girls.

~*~ Remember to tell someone today that you love them as tomorrow may never come ~*~

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Now this is insight!

However, do you think I could find that darn poem about the animals in the forest - nope!  I want to show etome that poem and you know me, I deleted the one you sent me in email. Help when you have time.  It is about the destruction of the forest and the poor, poor animals.  Oh thankee.
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