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Another Day (tanka)

Updated on June 22, 2013

Remember the times

Staring into the distance

Of another day

Never once imagining

That we could drift off this far


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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      So sad.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Awesome!!! Been here, done this..and it still lingers. You nailed it.

      Angels are on the way this a.m. Dear Martin. ps

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      A beautiful way to begin my day.....thank you for sharing

      Many Angels are on the way ps

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      We all look to the distance wondering about the future and thinking about the past.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I love the double entendre.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia


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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great tanka. A lot said in a few lines.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is one that pulls at the heartstrings..Beautiful...

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      Cool poem! : ) Love the thought concept of it all. Voted it up!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Just a few short lines say so much, and contain such pain and wistfulness.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      ~ Kathryn

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      So true and so identifiable - really puts much into perspective...

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      That could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. Very thought provoking, Martin.

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      Aaron Seitler 4 years ago from Manchester, United Kingdom

      So evocative...

      A perfect representation of so many of our lives.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Been here, done this...but survived. Love how you express your ideas Angels are on the way, dear Martin

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Very poignant and thought provoking.

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Wow, so few words gave me so much to think about. Wonderful!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      This one is painful, to think about the things we lost that we couldn't imagine losing and the things we've yet to lose that we couldn't imagine being with out... ouch, my heart.

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      Romeos Quill 4 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A heartfelt snapshot of life, tinged with a yearning sadness.