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Below is the poem entitled DEJA VU which was written by poet Kim van Breda. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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 Déjà vu

Your brain merely catching up with memory
familiar dreams, strange places--sensory
elusive moments between consciousness and sleep
free- falling frames-inadvertently we leap

Unwittingly knowing we’ve been there before
people, places, ambience—a distant shore
flavors, aromas, scenic common customary things
faces, names, colors reminiscent—proverbial promptings 

Do we subconsciously remember paramount episodes
leaving out  incidents--someplace insincerity abodes
past lovers, broken promises, forgotten pain
recollections have preferences- déjà vu’s domain

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:18:00 PM
    DEJA VU.... I wonder, at times, is it reminiscence and an omen blended in such a way that we can see the future? Nice job my dear friend. I am enjoying your portfolio... Great material.... Jake

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:09:00 AM
    One can understand it in the degree he has a similar experience! I understand! Beautiful writing! Thank you for reading Reincarnation!

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:04:00 PM
    Excellent poem hope it's for a contest, perhaps the one behind closed doors? xxx

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 4/30/2013 12:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks all for your encouraging comments on this one. I continue to learn from from all your excellent poetry. Just btw.. I wrote this poem lying on my bed yesterday-- in around 15 min- thinking how as we grow older, deje vu becomes comforting in some odd way-- a warm feeling that washes over us.
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Kim, I am glad I came across this poem. You've captured the very essence of the mind. Very well done

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 9:50:00 AM
    You captured deja vu with this poem...perfectly. Very cool...and senryu is basically haiku except it is usually about people rather than nature, and often it is sarcastic or witty.

    van Breda Avatar Kim van Breda
    Date: 4/30/2013 12:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleb-- think I might try some senryu soon. Might practise the sarcastic bit by using my hubby as a subject :)
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 9:23:00 AM
    We remember what our hearts choose to embrace, with a strong willingness to do it all over again. This was wonderful to read!