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Recalling Times (poem)

Updated on November 16, 2013

Recalling times which were no longer there

Somehow I let them vanish into air

Through windows of my memories I stare

With stream of tears of missing her I bear


Her light would be the blessing of the morn

Each heartbeat thoughts of kisses would be born

The hope of ever after she’d adorn

And to this gift of heaven I was sworn


Each dream which fashioned wonder saw us there

We were the mist of lovers to be born

Ours was the flame which passion would adorn

The season’s winds enchantments we would bear


But then one cruel and dismal distant morn

A bitter taste of nothing filled the air

The shadow of her absence caught my stare

My cold and empty future was now sworn


And so was born the loneliness I bear

As through my murky window I now stare

With memories much thinner than the air

Recalling times which were not really there


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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A lost love for whatever reason can do that, as well as something that we were used to being able to do.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem, touched my heart.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      The lonliness was so real and it made me think of times passed as well. You really put a lot of emotion into this excellent poem.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      This poem can wrench hearts. Cheers to a master poet!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Wistful, lonely, sad. We can all identify with this on some level.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is such a sad poem, Martin, but like all your poems it's beautiful, too.

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very well expressed that sadness for the past ... that never was ...

      Up and more and sharing

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      You create the atmosphere so well in this poem, sadness for something that never was.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I got life real good right about now. But I still enjoy a good sad memory. Beautiful example of your craft.

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Martin, this is a very heartfelt poem -- I feel the longing for what was. You have a great knowledge of how to use words to create moods. Beauiful.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well done Martin! When a poet can place us in a wistful mood then that poet has done his job well, and you have.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      As i read your words, i felt your longing for time past. Beautiful!

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      An all encompassing loneliness can be felt through you poem.

      Eerily beautiful, Martin.