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Haiku: Myself - Then

Updated on April 28, 2012
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Haiku: Myself - Then


Dr. Darryl Winer

The mind reaches back

For dim faded memories

Of who you were then

Youthful friends years past

Sometimes flashing so vivid

Thoughts stir old feelings

So real and honest

First time experiences

The years can not steal

Yes, I remember

It was summer, no, wait, spring

Well, I thought I did

The future was now

Wringing sweet nectar from life

Taste etched on the soul

Oh, the risks we took

Reckless, wanton and willful

Protected by youth

And lightening fast reflexes

We survived, mostly, in tact

The sunsets spun by

From unlimited supply

They were ours to burn

Immersed in living

No notice taken till now

Time proves relentless

Faces and events

Romanticized and sterile

Hard truths forgotten

Enduring love grows

Infatuation fades black

The years bear the proof

Would that each of us

Could recall only the best

Let years eat the rest

How could we have known

An imperfect memory

Would make things so clear


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      6 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks Beyond-

      Never thought I would be thankful for an imperfect memory... All I can recall is that I was superman then...


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      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      It was like going through the old photos, a very own and personal time machine. Beautifully, poetically said, DW!

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      6 years ago from Colorado

      Hello Eheck-

      Thank you. Putting an image or emotion into few words is even more rewarding when a reader like you is inspired. Thank you again.


      Thank you Fennel-

      Some of these brought me smililng reminisences and others not so much. Glad the imagery came through.


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      Annie Fenn 

      6 years ago from Australia

      So many stand alone little insights and memories through this series of Haiku, that merge together into a lovely whole. I remember those feelings:

      "The sunsets spun by

      From unlimited supply

      They were ours to burn"

      Awesome haiku bringing warm smiles of reminiscence to my face.

      My votes and sharing!!!

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      6 years ago from Des Moines, IA

      Amazing writing. I have just recently started exploring the Art of Haikus and this is truly an inspiring piece for me to learn from. Thank You. Voted Up

    • profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado

      Hi Rahul-

      Thank you. I appreciate you dropping by.


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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautifully written!


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