Gone Are Those Moments (tanka)

I use to go here

Gone are those kisses

Those moments shared with our straws

Somebody’s laughing

In worlds then so far away

The day the movie house closed

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Diane Woodson 3 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

I adore this, its beautiful...simplistic, to the point clear concise

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Describing your times there took me into that world.

Although short, so much change and time packed into the poem, poignant and passing on a bigger message. Voted up!

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Gladys Familaran 3 years ago

The actors' names written on that movie house are Filipinos. What part of the Philippines was the photo taken from? Just curious...:)

Voted up and Interesting!

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Fleeting are the moments and only our memory is allowed to hold onto them. In a most literal sense I remember the movie houses where the kisses were shared...a lovely time.

Angels are on the way to you this morning :) ps

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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Rather sad and seems to be describing more and more events, locations and treasures of the past.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Aw, the good ole days of sweet memories and long ago places.

Voted up +++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

It is always sad when we lose a place we loved to hang out in. Beautifully written...

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epigramman 3 years ago

....I am sorry Sir Martin you were not feeling well and I hope you are better. A bittersweet and poignant poetic elegy here as written by a master. lake erie time 11:25pm

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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I always find it so sad when buildings that mean a lot to me are destroyed. It's hard to grab hold of the past. Thanks for the sad but lovely poem, Martin.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It's not easy to let go of the past, but to revisit can be so disappointing. It's best to remember the good times enjoyed there and move on. Thanks for the poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. As I already said it does bring back nice memories.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Such classics are places like this. The drive-ins and all of those other classics of yesterday. Damn progress!

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