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Voices Of Why (poem)

Updated on June 6, 2012

Those voices now seem far away

The laughter of children at play

Reminder of some yesterday

Which still has the freedom to stray

Away from this world full of why


Delight is the sound of their glee

So bright was their sweet memory

Pure right was their reason to be

What might be was their destiny

Their sight held the secret to why


For they held the keys to the sky

Because was their reason to try

And they were the reason to sigh

As they kissed their worries goodbye

And danced on the edges of why


Time wonders just where did they go

Those voices that hearts used to know

Enchantment from so long ago

These reasons for its gentle flow

Soft tears hold its answer to why


One wonders if they will renew

Those voices of bright mornings’ dew

Those so many dreams that came true

Reflections of all we went through

Your kiss keeps the seasons of why


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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      how am i doing?

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago


    • Jewels profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      Liked this. Feels like it should be put to music.

    • Mhatter99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      limerick book due out tomorrow. thank you

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow.. I LOVE THIS POEM My first love is good poetry and this is GREAT.. My hats off to you.. BRAVO..!! have you published a poetry book? You really should if you haven't ..voted up and sharing


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      John Sarkis 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Great and profound poem! Thanks for sharing it with us.


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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Memories are so beautiful ... I love Steisand and that song - the best one she ever did in my opinion. Beautiful poem - we all have those memories.

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      Vidya Mallar 

      6 years ago from India

      Very lovely poem and yet brings pain to my heart. I remembered my child hood and those whom I left behind in the pace of life. My child hood is the greatest loss in my life.voted up...

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      Shubhangi Joshi 

      6 years ago

      A very thought provoking poem. Beautiful, thank you! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Loved this poem which has one of my most favorite words in the English language -why.Thanks for stirring up some fond memories.

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      Hubert Williams 

      6 years ago

      Very nicely done. It stirs some memories.

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      6 years ago

      Beautifully done. Love the sense of nostalgia and wishing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mhatter99 profile imageAUTHOR

      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      thank you all for your kind words. did you notice rhyme scheme: A,E,I,O,U, why

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      6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


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      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Mhatter, what a great reflection of times past. As the song says, "what's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget." Childhood and even memories of past relationships all come to the point where they are remembered fondly. Great poem and I love your choice of videos. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Very beautiful poem, I will never forget the days that have gone by. My memories will stay.

      Voted up.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Days of yore, but memories forever.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      Oh my gone childhood!

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      6 years ago from United States

      beautiful poem, mhatter99.

      your indepth description took me back to my days as a child.voted up and sharing it across

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      6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Oh the joys and magic of being a child! You said it so beautifully. Vote up

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Bittersweet poem reminding me of my desire to run and playing, as I did so long ago.

      voted up

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      6 years ago

      Hey Hatter so Mad when are youi going to take all this beautiful work and publish a book of porms? You really should you know.

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      Akhand Pratap SIngh 

      6 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

      Children are really the most beautiful of all things, very beautiful poem :)

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      6 years ago from UK

      Such a beautiful poem very poignant.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm not much of a poet buff but this was beautiful. I loved the cadence and the images that were brought to mind. Great job!


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