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In Retrospect

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In Retrospect

In Retrospect

As an appreciated audience, though small,
you are inspirational, the reason to give my all. 
To do the best that I am able, telling my tales 
of times and entities responsible for what ails –
lost moments, unfulfilled dreams, all that fails –
a broken heart, a fractured spirit, a soul smitten
are the essences of my words, words I have written, 
cathartic visions, healing, this is what you have read.
All, has left the building, the confines of this old head 
and onto pages of poetry / rhyme that I spread
across the uncertain, uneven grounds of this plane.
Know that all the emotional pain -
heartache, again and again -
I would never, ever refrain
from any of those moments I did live
nor deny, to the one’s, whom I did give.
What has been placed before your eye, 
came from all the pain, the tears I cry 
for the loss of all that would never be.
These poems / rhymes came from what I see,
blinded by a desire to rise above
and get to know another’s love.

B. J. “A” 2  
December 25, 2012

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  1. Date: 12/26/2012 9:10:00 PM
    William, love the positive view in your poem... rising above all... nice and deep poem... LINDA

    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 12/27/2012 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    William J Atfield Jr 27th of December 2012 9:25 AM Good morning Linda, once again my Dear, I thank you for your interests in and praise of my stuff . I do hope that you had a great Christmas and that Santa brought to your heart all it desires and to your soul all that it requires and may your spirit fly with the passion of fires . B. J. “A” 2 ( Bill . )