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How Long Is Forever?

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Madame Chipmunk
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the angel in this picture is playing the lyre.she borrowed it from me.

How Long Is Forever?

How long is forever?
When does time end?
The road to eternity, twists...
and it bends

How long is a lifetime?
How long will it last?
Will your time tick by slowly,
or will it go fast?

The answers elude us,
until its too late
to share with the world
the role played by fate

So live each day fully
as it were your last
Grab onto today
not your future or past

Enjoy your fruits now
and don't let them rot
for today is here now
but tomorrow is not

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

© Copyright 2002 Lyra Nesius - All Rights Reserved
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Excellent message, flow and rhyme in this.  It's very inspirational and I love that angel graphic!

Take care,
Melissa~

"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

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Wonderful rythm Madame!  A message we all should heed.  Well done and "thankyou, I needed that!!"
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Lyra,
Until forever anyway. Great advice and great poem! Thanks.
craigrk
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In attempting to defeat time we lose to its nonchalance. enjoyed the read. thanks
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Lyra,

Love your outfit and your melody, interesting way you have related this timeless piece

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Lyra~
Very nicely done !
*grining* at your generosity with the lyre !

Forever circles time
Searching for eternity
They come full-circle
In foreverly~


foreverly is my 'coined' $1.98 word for 2001~
In my mind it joins forever and eternity~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~


~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Lyra, this is so true and something we should all keep in mind..

can you imagine if we would all live this way?

There would be much less hostility and anger in the world.. for who wants to spend their last day fighting or being angry?

::sigh::

a glimpse into a perfect world

Pepper
"A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth."
   Percy Bysshe Shelley

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(smiles) YAY!!! That's right, let's all eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we'll die! (kiss on cheek) May we always love ourselves and each other and embrace te world always with smiles and dreams, sweet friend, we all love you so much, this is a gorgeous poem, that angel graphic is sooooooo adorable! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Madame C,
I to your wisdom. Very good enjoyed
N orth Carolina Girl
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Lyra,this is some wonderful advice.We have no promise of tomorrow.Time seems to go by so much quicker these days.

TAKE CARE!



Juanita

"always have a smile on your face it makes people wonder what you`re up to:

doreen peri
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hmmm..... so true so true

the problem with forever is it's way too long to last

hehe

thanks! you inspired me!! LOL

enjoyed his much, lyra!
Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Marge...I still haven't gotten that lyre back....You know how some neighbors are.  They borrow stuff and never return it.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Thanks so much for your reply, Melissa...I hope she's a real angel and returns my lyre.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Amusemi and Larry...thanks so much for your replies.  I certainly appreciate them.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks for your reply, Craig...I agree with you about defeating time...but it does seem to go faster, as we get older...as if it were a spring which gets smaller towards the end of our lives.


Nothing can make time pass faster than growing older!

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Martin, That outfit is the latest style of dress for Greek muses and constellations in the sky.  I think its just a bit tight though...I should have gotten the next size. LOL

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks Pepper...I definitely agree with you...thats how we should live.
Thanks for your reply

Juanita...thank you,and you are absolutely right about that.  No one can ever be sure that there will be a tomorrow, thats why its important to live in the moment.

Noah...thank you too! and Carpe Diem!

Sy...thanks for the reply, and I do agree...it goes much too fast.

Doreen...thank you for the reply, and no one really knows how long forever is.  Thats what the poem is about asking.

copyright2002 Lyra Nesius

"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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yes indeed
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