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The Twilight of memory

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The Twilight of memory

       Unable to even gather his thoughts
   Time  had stolen those memories he held dear
 Though he seeks them, in vain they are sought
      Everything has become blurred, unclear
 As images of twilight draw near

  Suddenly a smile lights up his face
             As an image flashes through his mind
   It is this fleeting image he tries to embrace
       Before it slips away and is confined
 To shades of twilight, undefined

contest name: One in five: For beauty strive
Contest  by: Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:01:00 PM
    nice win... ~ Love ~ SKAT

  1. Date: 1/19/2014 3:03:00 PM
    This is awesome work!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 5:26:00 PM
    This is so sad, and unfortunately very many lose this precious gift of memory, and it is too fragile and precious to lose...what an emotional piece you have penned. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 2:31:00 PM
    You captured the subject well....congratulations on your wonderful win Joseph....

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Joseph, I really enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 10:24:00 AM
    Sad and powerful, congrats.

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 12:42:00 AM
    Beautiful write on the theme and congrats on the win, Joseph

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:21:00 PM
    and I forgot to say BIG congrats to you.

  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:21:00 PM
    this was a very well composed quintain, Joseph. I think you were the only one who did this form!!

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    Date: 1/12/2014 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Andrea..I enjoyed the challenge
  1. Date: 1/1/2014 10:32:00 PM
    Eloquent portrayal of this delicate subject. Well done :)

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 4:18:00 PM
    A most excellent wrap up in those last 2 lines wowser! Happy New Year my friend Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Enjoy your New Years Joseph, LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 9:59:00 PM
    Great poem Joseph, penned so well. At seventy one I often find my memory is getting worse, but I take all of it as it comes and see what tomorrow brings, all part of aging, Can't stay young forever. Loved this poem, my friend....peter

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Oh this is stunning poetry, Joseph,,happy New Year...

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 9:58:00 AM
    You write so well Joseph, I really enjoyed reading this one...Roger

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 7:20:00 AM
    It's always despairing to have one's memory slip... mine tends to at times as I age... watched my grandparents and parents go through this also in their later years. You have gave voice to these occurrences and showed also the joy of remembrances that are so fleeting in the winter of years. Well done !.