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Nothing's the same, all things change
And I find I don't love you the same old way;
I'll be your friend for all is not estranged
If you happen to come today.

The excitement that made my life a dream
The ecstasy of that time, the serene content;
Like a whisper of a sleeper's mind it would seem
Is a mystery as to how it went.

The birds, the blossoms and leaves on the trees
The cold white moon who rides sublime;
The transient breath, the eternal seas
All things change with time.

Our face in the mirror shows year after year
The signs of age; and our expectant need
Ignores the hope now drowned in a tear
Carrying all we knew but did not heed.

Can we ask the mortal heart to stay
And be happy with a child's sweet hours?
The season says goodbye to the violets of May
And knows there are no fairer flowers.

But life holds no dearer love than this
Which rests in peace but cold and dumb;
But let us kiss and oh, how we will miss
The violets that change when the roses come.

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  1. Date: 5/24/2012 11:53:00 PM
    Your phrases are so vital and essential in this piece. '...the transient breath, the eternal seas,' (the quick, the forever juxtapposed), '...ignores the hope now drowned in a tear,' marvelous! '...let us kiss and oh, how we will miss,' achingly sad, and still so beautiful...

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 1:39:00 AM
    Such beautiful poetry everwhere it is driving me nuts! I have to go but I want to stay! Wonderful words and feelings. X LT

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 3:44:00 PM
    You have mastered the long goodbye. When the heart just wont let one love die. The pain that lives within the soul. Will subside one day and you'll be whole.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:56:00 PM
    time material space people emotions.... all change and can't exist without each though at times ... it would be maybe ...well you know..... but comfort zones detest change... bad or good it seems. Alot of nice lines in this poem Elizabeth... too many to mention. Masterful.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 12:26:00 PM
    Very expressive and creative work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Yes, dreaming can burn the bread..Sara

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 10:57:00 AM
    Beautiful lines, as always, my friend. And with such a strong message

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 10:34:00 AM
    An excellent write elizabeth. Change comes no matter what. Love your poetry-you are an excellent writer. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 10:02:00 AM
    People say "Change is inevitable," Nikko. Still there are "children" inside our bodies wo want to continue seeing the world through innocent eyes. Very lovely poem, dear. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 9:49:00 AM
    lovely words elizabeth..things change.. people change.. circumstances change..they all have an effect on the outcome.. impressive piece luv..

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 9:23:00 AM
    Wow, this is beautifully written!!! Enjoyed this a lot... I had to read it over and over again... Love it, Elizabeth :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 8:38:00 AM
    The piece shows a beautiful, loving recognition without bitterness. After 60 years of marriage I might, to some extent, fit the poem into my current life style. This is your usual excellent writing, Liz. Love, daver

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  1. Date: 11/10/2011 8:03:00 AM
    Hi! friend, really you do miracle of words along with beautiful sense. Thanks for sharing and for your comment on my write. Waiting for another one. bl

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 2:28:00 AM
    It's a delight to read your poetry Elizabeth.Love it.

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:54:00 PM
    Lizzie, you have again penned again a wonderful magnificent write! I'm so glad that I read this one today!! As for me, I'm still stressed about school! It's like this constant nagging that just won't go away, and even hurts & brings me lower! My endurance has faltered and I can't make myself do as well as I have in the past! I have to say, school is certainly made for the young! Thanks you for checking on me, I appreciate it!

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:12:00 PM
    oh,, lizzy the only permnent thing is change.. you captured the essence of moments like a lyrical waft of a sing.. wow!..huggs! :)

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:12:00 PM
    Very, very good. A joy to read. "The hope now drowned in a tear" I love that line. Sometimes you can read a thousand poems and not find anything that will stick with you. But that will probably run through my mind for a few days. Thanks for sharing your talent. Rockman

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 8:04:00 PM
    Your beauty is expressed among the lovely roses dear one, I enjoy your poetry tonight, and look forward to your tomorrow beauties. In anticipation, love, vie

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 7:55:00 PM
    * “Your Lovely Sweet Beauty * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Elizabeth * Never Falls Short In Amazing Myself * Your Poetic Paintings Are As Timeless Treasures * Lifted From The Palettes of Soulful Splendour * To Gaze Into Your Beautiful Eyes Would Be As A Dream * A Crowned Jewel Once More * To Set Amid Gallery Aside * The Beauty of You * My Luv, Always * Sarah.” *

  1. Date: 11/9/2011 6:22:00 PM
    Very nicely done; rhythmic, well worded, and appropriately paced for its subject matter. The music of regret and resignation mingled with mature acceptance of the changes wrought by the passage of time.....A very enjoyable piece.