The Silence Of His Own Dismay

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The Silence Of His Own Dismay

Post by bags123 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:29 am

The Silence Of His Own Dismay

Between the time worn pages of his books
He kept some tattered pictures that he loved
On shelves where anyone would rarely look
With all his deepest secrets hid above

Sometimes he'd take them down, and fidget through
Those tomes with silent photos from his past
Old friends were seen again in faded hues
Their youth appeared like it would always last

No one but he remained still left alive
The others dead, and buried long ago,
But somehow he had managed to survive
He lived too fast, or death had been too slow

Now in the silence of his own dismay
He yearns for a return to yesterday
I prefer to keep an open mind,....but not so much that my brains fall out.- Carl Sagan
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Re: The Silence Of His Own Dismay

Post by Eternum 1 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:31 pm

The pathos of reminiscing in stark relief. I don't visit old pictures for that reason. Maybe when I enter my curmudgeon phase, I will.

Evocative piece Gerry, no doubt about someone much, much older than us.

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Post by bags123 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:36 pm

Thanks ET,...yes,...someone much older. :computer:
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Post by bags123 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:16 am

:hello:
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Re: The Silence Of His Own Dismay

Post by DarleneG » Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:21 am

Looking back and missing what once was. Yes, I can relate to that. :thewave:
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Post by bags123 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:46 pm

Thanks Darlene. :hello:
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Post by FirestoneFeinberg » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:04 am

Absolutely excellent! --David
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Post by bags123 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:40 am

Glad you liked. Thanks David. :hello:
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Re: The Silence Of His Own Dismay

Post by Bruno » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:52 pm

Another fine poem Bags! Having crossed the continental shelf toward the West of time there are those who wish to remember and others who strive to forget. As for me, there are no pictures on any walls. Everything is vacant except for one clock on the East wall and another on the West. It would be amazingly in tune if it were the clock on the West wall which gave time its final definition.

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Post by bags123 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:57 am

Good comment. Thanks Bruno. :cheers:
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Post by bags123 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:46 am

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