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Afterglow Fades

We dance the same old dances but we're wearing diff'rent shoes 
long and lingering habits are the hardest ones to lose 
decisions left to me are choices I can't bear to choose
when echoes from inside of me are someone else's news.  

The flames of passion quickly rise, and quickly they descend 
A poet's life in empty pages and a broken pen 
I'm scarred forever from the wound you caused that just won't mend
I hide deep down inside the ship of tears I cannot rend.

The ticking clock of Chronos passes time as I move on
in measured differences the distance half  takes twice as long
still I sing the lonely notes off key to fav'rite songs
remembering the warmth to which my lonely heart belonged.

What can I do when my dreams come true, but  aren't like I planned, 
what have I done to lose the one that I held  in my hand ?

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  1. Date: 1/15/2013 1:21:00 AM
    This is simply awesome,,, a fave for sure ;}

    Mongold Avatar Curt Mongold
    Date: 1/15/2013 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie, I truly appreciate your kindest of comments. Always, Curt
  1. Date: 1/8/2013 8:00:00 PM
    I really love the second line in the second stanza. To me it really reflects poetic tragedy in the most powerful sense for a writer.

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 7:16:00 PM
    Thank you.

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 4:26:00 PM
    If I am reading this right, the writer should be happy but isn't, and doesn't really know why. I agree with Michael, the emotional content is strong. The rhythm is smooth. A good read....Thank you for your kind comments today...Margaret

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 4:00:00 PM
    I am so happy your poetry was amongst the poetry I am reading today Curt. May you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 3:47:00 PM
    Ok, i do like this, it rymes and it has emotional expression. 5 points