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In Remembrance of Youth

Updated on November 24, 2011

I miss You All

Within such dry grounds hope of life still abounds.
Within such dry grounds hope of life still abounds. | Source

You know who you are.

I am in deep thinking mood today and full of reflections of what has been, and what has been missed. These few words remind me of all those important moments in my life that have been lost for ever. The reasons still remain a mystery to me, and leave me with so many questions. Why do we love and yet feel so much pain? What is it that nurtures our soul and then lulls us into a strange world of self doubt? Why do the people that we love so genuinely still hurt us? These questions my friends are reflections of a mind that can sometimes be full of misunderstanding.

For all of those that I have loved, and some I have lost.

The spangled sunset shines softly on deep horizons,

as another day settles down, and will soon be gone;

a last lingering glimpse down defenceless fence-line of setting sun,

and then the sighs of a sleeping desert until rising again, a new dawn.

The night sounds in whispers of wind's weary and wild whistles,

from within the secrets of dim dry dunes dissapear and dissolve;

the darkness stumbles through standing cactus and thistles,

while the heat of a day's fury succums with no resolve.

The beauty of the painted sunset falls between cracked sky and black soil,

while sleepy, tired cowboys lay down their sweet heads again;

for tomorrow will bring back more of the same turmoil,

yet, smiling, they will wake to once more ride across the arid plain.


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      6 years ago

      loved it!


      voted up!

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      Annette Donaldson 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Oh my word, thank you all my friends for your supportive and encouraging comments. I have taken a writers break for a week or so, just simply exhausted. But, I hope that I will be soon back in the drivers seat with more fuel in my pen to visit you all very soon. Much love. xx

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      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Much appreciated by another 'western writer'!

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      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      hello bluestar. beautiful western poetry.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Sweet soul mate Annette,

      Tomorrow I am hitting my mark and I want to give us both a gift! It is a poem I found that we can say to those friends and experiences that have served us well, as we move on to the next phase of our life journey:

      WITH MY BLESSING....."You're leaving me. Then go in peace. And let Your wish alone be lamp to light your path, And find tranquility where'er you be." (Chaim Nachman Bialik)

      Here's to us! Voted UP & Awesome & Beautiful, Maria!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      A beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.

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      6 years ago from Colorado

      Lovely poem. Only through such deep emotion can we create true beauty that lasts. Thanks for sharing!

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      vasantha T k 

      6 years ago from Bangalore

      nice poem. voted beautiful

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      Truckstop Sally 

      6 years ago

      Very thought-provoking! I watched a Bette Midler program on TV today. Maybe you'll enjoy this video:

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful poem, well written. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Memories, some bitter some sweet. I love the way you took us through the scenic view. Nothing more peaceful than a beautiful sunset. I love your poetry Annette...

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      So beautifully written poem. Voted you up and beautiful.

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      So interesting, Annette, to see what your mind produce as a reflection of what has been, and what has been missed. You have an amazing talent - using words to create a beautiful picture like this. Yes, the sun rise and the happenings of the day start and continue until the sun set forever on it... changing the happenings of the day into memories we cannot change in any way. And tomorrow we'll have the same scenario...

      Voted up and intriguing... :)

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Beautiful Net...

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      6 years ago

      Hi Bluestar.

      Memories are wonderful things to have. But thats just what they are. Your first kiss is a memory just like yesterday is a memory.

      Our future is unknown with the only exception being certain is that one day we will leave this world and take our memories with us.

      Take care Bluestar and have a nice warm evening with your wonderful memories.

      LOL Ghaelach


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