Mysteries and Histories

Mysteries and Histories


Daybreak takes yesterday and turns it into history

Unfinished business shifts into an unsolved mystery.

Sunlight flows into the room, illuminating a fresh new day

Late night dreams and unfulfilled promises are chased away.



January first approaches like crisp white paper ready for ink

Winter rattles closer with padlock in hand, hiding the past link by link.

Crunching snow blankets the ground, concealing the traces of humanity

The steady steps of the journeyer hastily buried by the snow into obscurity.



The years of snowflakes decay the path of those that have gone before

Revealing the harshness of the cold, surrounded by family no more.

Who was here? How did they live? What did they know? Where did they go?

Answers are elusive while the mysteries entice us with this desire to know.



Following the fragments of their history left by journal keepers of old

Long forgotten mysteries glint, glimmer and tantalize us like the purest gold.

Treasure seekers encounter rich nuggets of the past in an old faded journal

Stumble upon etchings in marble with reminders of a life prior to the funeral.



Names and dates reflect the passage of time, indicating the living of life

Honorable mentions occasionally given to the parents, the children, and the wife.

A new year comes and another year goes while humankind's history continues to unfold

Leaving hints of the life they lived here on Earth, leaving stories that yearn to be told.

What does the snow hide?
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This poem searches deep within for the meaning behind yesterday. The history of our life one day at a time. It felt right to say that what happened yesterday is now history and the search for all the moments of the day would be the process of uncovering the mystery of the yesterdays of our life.

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Sport 5 years ago

I love this! It is very beautiful, and draws a picture in my mind! Well done!


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you Sport! I appreciate your comment and that you took the time to read this poem.


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HendrikDB 5 years ago

This took my thoughts and memories way back - sweet memories! Thanks!!


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you for your kind comment! I am so glad that you were able to connect with the scenes.


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arusho 5 years ago from University Place, Wa.

I love this poem, great job!


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you very much Arusho! So glad you took the time to read and comment.


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gmwilliams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Very descriptive ways with words. You are an artist indeed!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Hi, Vicki. You have done a great job here. I love your poem and I love history as well. This was so amazing. Thanks for writing and share with us. Rated up!

Prasetio


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you gmwilliams. Thank you for your kind words, it has made my day!


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Prasetio 30 I am so glad you enjoyed this poem. I so appreciate your vote up and especially that you took the time to comment. Thank you!


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DonnaCosmato 5 years ago from USA

I love the visual you provided with the poem to add to the overall impact! We sometimes forget to dig underneath that pristine snowy expanse to explore all the wonders beneath. I voted this up because it appealed to my senses and my memories of wonderful snowy days and nights.


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

I am so glad you saw the value of the picture. I felt like it was the perfect image of a vast cold area.

I love the snow and am amazed at the ability it has to transform the usual neighborhood into this enchanted new landscape. I appreciate the comments and the vote!


Kat 5 years ago

The words are so discriptive you can actually see this in your mind. Beautiful poem keep it up.


Charles Turner 5 years ago

I really loved the poem.You did a very great way to make the words flow.I think you should write a book on your poems. I think you do a very good way to use the words to paint a picture in the mind. Thanks for the beautiful poem.


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you both for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your positive feedback! With such positive words, I do get inspired to write more!


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Penny Circle 5 years ago

Wonderful words and a striking image to go with them too!


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vicki goodwin 5 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you Penny. I am so appreciative of your kind remarks! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

I must admit, I was expecting something different when I read the title. However, I was pleasantly surprised to read that beautiful poem. So, so deep, and profound, I just had to go back and reread it. Just reading this one hub, I see why you deserve that 100 author score. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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Vonnavie Sanchez 5 years ago

Great and nice poem to read...


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vicki goodwin 4 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you so much for such a nice comment. I appreciate your taking the time to read my poem.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

It will be a wonder of what people a hundred years from now, will think about our civilization.


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vicki goodwin 4 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

I agree one hundred percent. There is no doubt, that we will be weighted and found wanting when it comes to our waste and resource usage. As a civilization we do tend to use up our natural resources like they grow on trees.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

Beautiful - and the picture captures the words and meaning perfectly. I enjoyed this piece. Voted up and beautiful.


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vicki goodwin 4 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you for the beautiful comment and also thank you for voting it up. I really appreciate when someone enjoys this as it was written from my heart.


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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

This is a very interesting and inspirational hub, I'm glad that I've read it and I'm sure you're glad you've written. Great poem and thanks for sharing!


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vicki goodwin 4 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you JonMcClusk, I appreciate your reading it and I appreciate the kind feedback.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Vicki, just loved this - you really got to the heart of time and our lack of real control over its course. We're all part of history in the end but not all of us will leave a trace. The snowfall metaphor is wonderful and your opening line...well I wish I had written it :o) And I love the photo - so bleak yet so beautiful.


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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Awesome work.....with a depth.....really enjoyed your poem on the ever moving time with so many untold and unfinished stories. Moving and very captivating.

Votes up:-)


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vicki goodwin 4 years ago from Winchester Kentucky Author

Thank you Jools99 and dghbrh for taking the time to read and especially comment on this poem. I really appreciate your comments! My daughter took the photo on a snowy morning and let me use it here since I felt that it added to the feeling of the poem.

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