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Huan Yi
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0 posted 2005-02-10 10:05 PM

Where are the boys,
the girls,
who drank Coca Cola
for five cents,

who walked in life
among these sights
on Sunday afternoons.

The strong men
who were in love,
the women who were beautiful,
their music in the air.

Sunlight fades
from the summer sky;
shadows grow on the mown lawn.

A weathered soldier
stands alone

an empty square.

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1 posted 2005-02-11 03:32 AM

runs down green glass walls
A southern town
slakes their thirst
for the good life.


passing shadows
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2 posted 2005-02-11 03:46 AM

always love to read you
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Lost in thought
3 posted 2005-02-11 08:49 AM

My dad has a fascination with commercial jingles, and he's sung me a few of those coca for five cents jingles... It sounded like a better time then now. I don't know, I wasn't there. But it's faded out as well... I just hate to think it leaves people there, standing alone...

Love your writing.

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

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Listening to every heart
4 posted 2005-02-11 09:07 AM

A keeper this is, John.
Those I knew of that time back then
are almost all gone, now...
but some things gifted from them
never fade...

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5 posted 2005-02-11 09:22 AM

they're here, within us, they are our ancesters...but we don't listen to them as much as we we?

Hugs John, a wonderful write

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6 posted 2005-02-11 11:41 PM

As a lover of all things Coca~Cola .. I greatly enjoyed the memories this one stirred~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><


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7 posted 2005-02-12 02:24 PM

I wonder too.


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8 posted 2005-02-12 02:58 PM

Enjoyed this very much!


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9 posted 2007-04-23 06:16 PM

good old life.
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