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Between the Lines

0 posted 2010-12-02 06:44 AM

Tired eyes
watching crevices deepening
poundings increasing
while air thins
and the mind runs wild
over thoughts of everyday life:
memory reflected.


"Love is not blind - It sees more and not less, but because it sees more, it is willing to see less."
(Will Moss)

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1 posted 2010-12-02 07:05 AM

I like it. Indeed, the times are a-changing. Enjoyed.


"A heart that can't feel its broken- can't heal."

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2 posted 2010-12-02 09:06 AM

Sometimes we see what we want to see, but there are special times as this poem points out that we see clearly both the now and the past. Nice work, M.

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3 posted 2010-12-02 04:57 PM

nakdthouhts - It seems that the more times change, the more of the old they reflect. I liked this M. Namyh
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4 posted 2010-12-02 06:16 PM

In just a few wisely chosen words you create a very impressive image of the ever changing times and of our awareness of the "growing" past.


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5 posted 2010-12-02 06:21 PM

all that I learned in life can be summed up as:
everything changes
and nothing ever stays the same.
Good to read you, M,

Member Patricius
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6 posted 2010-12-02 11:33 PM

Hi Maureen
Long time no read your words.
Present always seems to force the past into mind doesn't it?
This concise and right on the point!
Great stuff!


Prasad Nataraj
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7 posted 2010-12-03 03:43 AM

Gentle reminder about changing times. Fine writing.

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Member Rara Avis
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8 posted 2010-12-03 04:02 AM

Glad to see you back, Maureen. I missed reading you.

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9 posted 2010-12-05 06:15 AM

Oh Boy, I know the feeling of tired eyes and the deepening crevis, especially around those tired eyes!  A short, but powerful poem, M~


(I left you a response on my thread, A Melody Inspired.  No need to respond to it--just wanted you to know it was there.)

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Between the Lines
10 posted 2010-12-05 07:42 AM

Thanks everyone, I had a very recent visit with my 86 year old Mother who lives too far away, and noticed such a difference in her and of course the resemblance of myself in the mirror. This world is changing so much and it seems so quickly, that at times it is scary.

Cathy, the best times for me are when I am at school and see the hope and dreams of the "little ones". The stories I could tell would fill volumes. For now, they are my best of times.

p.s. just last week a 5 yr old said to me, "Mrs. Scully you sure are looking very old ...and then continued to say "but are still very pretty!" Kids do say the darndest things don't they!!

Thanks again, everyone.


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Listening to every heart
11 posted 2010-12-05 12:03 PM

And we were thinking that the 50's were a dangerous time...

"duck" under the quilts, dear, and "cover" yourself with warm memories.

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12 posted 2010-12-05 01:08 PM

Hi Nakdthoughts...powerful and short images make the windmill very enjoyable....Thanks for the graceful poem.


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13 posted 2010-12-06 06:07 AM

To little kids, everyone over 20 is old, everyone over 40 ancient.
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