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timothysangel1973
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0 posted 08-24-2003 12:36 AM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973


I've buried and mourned the loss of many things in my life.
Matter of fact, I've buried peices of myself on more than one occasion.

Sometimes, just for the memory of could have beens and things that were,
I visit that stone temple that I constructed for the bones left behind.

It is then that I realize, and appreciate the pleasure in things that have passed.

I've died a million times within my own heart, and soul.
No wreaths, or black dresses to mark the occasion.

Only another stone atop the temple,
that houses the strings of the heart that were severed.

Secret anniversaries,
hidden and remembered only by me.

Candles are never lit to mark the occasion,
only thoughts remind me of the pleasure in things that have passed.

The soul that cried soon died, and a new life gave birth to a heart
that learned to see death as a beginning and not an end.

For, had that girl not gave out of breath and determination
the woman that is here today could not have been.

The temple is high and sturdy now,
it houses many dark and dangerous moments.

Moments of the heart, buried, yet still alive to remind
The pleasure in things that have passed.

...On days like today when I remember the moments that I
have placed within the temple...

I pitch a white rose from my mind, and kneel for a word,
with the girl that passed, and I know that she is proud
of the woman that lived to tell the story

Of how one can take pleasure in things that have passed.


A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life, to be thankful for a good one.
-Majorie Kinnan Rawlings-

[This message has been edited by timothysangel1973 (08-24-2003 12:37 AM).]

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Kaoru
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1 posted 08-24-2003 12:40 AM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

"Secret anniversaries,
hidden and remembered only by me."

I must not be the only one that remembers things .. secret things held only in the heart and soul..

Fantastic write.
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2 posted 08-24-2003 01:18 AM       View Profile for QjQ   Email QjQ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for QjQ

oh my this is another fabulous penning by
a terrific poetess,,,

     

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3 posted 08-24-2003 04:14 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

God Tima! We are so much alike, yaknow? Wow! What a write!
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4 posted 08-24-2003 04:21 AM       View Profile for Sunnyone   Email Sunnyone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunnyone's Home Page   View IP for Sunnyone

Magnificent in every way!!!!  I appreciated the idea of looking back on the things of the past that make us what we are today.  Truly a great write here....~S~

Accept these small gifts from my gypsy heart  ~~S~~

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5 posted 08-24-2003 08:49 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Tima . . . you have no idea how you have echoed the thoughts within my own head.
EVERY single line . . . perfection

I pitch a white rose from my mind, and kneel for a word,
with the girl that passed, and I know that she is proud
of the woman that lived to tell the story

Good for you and yes, she is . . .
as am I
xxoo
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6 posted 08-24-2003 08:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Tima,
Good thoughts, good write, good read. enjoyed.
Nan
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Taking pleasure in the past - can only be matched by taking equal pleasure in the  moment... What more could there be??... Nicely penned, ta...
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8 posted 08-24-2003 12:16 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Tima, I totally relate to this.
A beautiful write, dear lady.  
Hugs  
Ethel
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Kaoru - We all have these "hidden" places, that belong entirely to us!  Thank you for your kind words.

QjQ - What a sweet man you are, glad you enjoyed this one.

Dixie - YES!  We are all bonded more than we know or realize.  Kinna like a secret sister thing I guess.  I Always wanted a sister, because I was the only girl in our house...guess that is why God gave me a little girl!  So glad that I was able to touch you, and even happier that you enjoyed it.

Sunnyone - Glad I could give you a memory.  I was up late on a Saturday night digging through the rubble that my yesterday's have left behind.

Sue - You, Me, and Dix!  We needa get together and do that poem that we were going to do.
Life has us all busy I guess.  It will happen when the time is right!  I guess I was pitching that White Rose for all of us that have left the past somewhere else, and moved on to greener pastures!
So glad that you like it!

Seymour - Thank You m'friend

Nan - YES!  I take much pleasure in the moments that fill my life these days, remembering
where I come from and what I survived makes it even sweeter.  Thank You Nan!

Ethel - I love to write things that others can relate to, and understand.  Thank you for the
compliments partner poetess!

You are all wonderful people, and the encouragement only fuels the flame behind my pen!
THANK YOU ALL!
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10 posted 05-09-2005 01:37 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Tima,

I like these couplets.  They may not be metered or rhyme , but one thing I'm particularly fond of is the way that you control your use of contraries by coupling lines together.  Like these two:
quote:
I've died a million times within my own heart, and soul.
No wreaths, or black dresses to mark the occasion.
[...]
Candles are never lit to mark the occasion,
only thoughts remind me of the pleasure in things that have passed.
It's a very good bit of wisdom to pass on.  From the point of view of style, I think this is rather nicely done... you keep it simple, the way wisdom poetry ought to be.  Good job, Tima.

Brian
 
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