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Forgetting's An Uphill Battle

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Jeffrey Carter
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0 posted 07-29-2001 10:05 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Looking into your eyes
Holding you tight
Seeing your breath
On crisp Autumn nights

The feel of your fingers
Touching my skin
No point in fighting
A war I can't win

The memories they haunt me
And taunt me so
Why can't I forget you?
Why can't I let go?

I've spent a lifetime
Learning to run
Learning to get out
When push came to shove

Your face is so vivid
Here in my mind
Forgetting's an uphill battle
And I'm just too tired to climb
© Copyright 2001 Jeffrey D. Carter - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-29-2001 10:58 AM       View Profile for Voiceless   Email Voiceless   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Voiceless

I AGREE!
Forgetting is an uphill battle!
This poem is really well done!
I liked it very much, Thank you.

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2 posted 07-29-2001 11:01 AM       View Profile for azblond   Email azblond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for azblond

No rest for the weary, and the heart tires fast
Just remember the lesson and learn from the past!

Let my words fall first upon deaf ears before a closed mind...

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I see that the struggle of letting go and the pain of remembering is flowing through these forums lately...

Jeffrey, this is well expressed with great flow and rhyme, with an excellent ending that hits hard.  Are you reading my mind?!  

Melissa~
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4 posted 07-29-2001 11:30 AM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

Powerfully said!!!

I shall remain in hope your strength resumes for it is a matter of health for us all to find a way.

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5 posted 07-30-2001 07:12 AM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

boy oh boy!

yes it is hard to forget!

" I walked beside the evening sea And dreamed a dream that could not be" George William Curtis"

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Jeffrey~
Such a tender rendering from your heart.
Emotionally penned - emotionally read.
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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MARK V SHELDON
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7 posted 07-30-2001 12:48 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

The point is never to forget;  rather, learn to fondly remember when YOU choose to...

-MVS

"When you tell the Truth, you never have to remember what you just said."
--Del Casher

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8 posted 07-30-2001 12:56 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

nicely done..and a good ending...
I enjoyed
JamesMichael
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When it starts hurting too much when I think about it...that's when I say to myself "Forget this."   It is not good to suffer too long...but only you know the appropriate time to let go...James
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10 posted 07-30-2001 04:43 PM       View Profile for polarflame   Email polarflame   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for polarflame

     Very good poem. Indeed it captures the attention of the reader and makes them ponder about a similar Uphill Battle they might have contended.

     Reminds me of my gf....  

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the heart is an organ of fire
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understanding this
 
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