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In my memory you stand proud and tall
There you beckon, and I answer your call

In the past, in times gone by
You were all I needed to launch and fly

Your hand reaches out to grasp and hold
My fears are gone, I'm left but bold

Your eyes shine bright, cheeks blush fire
The time is mine to climb ever higher

I wrap my arms about you tight
And pretend you're mine, to hold tonight

Your caresses are soft, gentle tinder
To ignite the flame which now I hinder

But now I wake from a dream I savor
To find it fading, gone-but for a waver

We are gone, no more to be us
It all has faded away to dust

The cracks are evident in the crust
Yet this memory is crackling, is rust

As days flow past, I move a bit further
I make new memories that will yours murder

You are gone to never return
I remain here yet, become taciturn

She is not you, she will be better
Yet still you hold me in memorial tether

Release me Pechenya* this day this hour
From years gone by, our withered flower

They blossomed and flared, sparked so bright
It's all gone now to deepening night

I cannot remain and be beholden
To a past gone by, a dream long broken

What I wanted, I thought I needed
Are here present now and cry to be heeded

Your graceful fingers in life as in past
Hold me prisoner, an iron heart cast

Her eyes are warm, beg me consider
A here and now of future unfettered

Tonight I bend my head and bow 
To your lost love, your long gone power

Yet tomorrow she'll be there, to hope to care
Tomorrow she'll bear, what you wouldn't dare
She's here to tare*, what you told me to fare
I'm here now at last, sin thought, sin cere*
Your hold so rare must be now pared*
Goodbye and be banished....

To your lair.

* Pechenya - Russian, translated here as a pet name, "cookie"

*Tare - "the weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc"

*sin cere - Latin, pronounced "sin-sair" - meaning "without cheat, falsehood, lies,"
meaning complete honesty

*pared - "to remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving"

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  1. Date: 11/19/2010 3:41:00 PM
    Sad that love is gone that once was wonderful..Sara

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 4:40:00 PM
    enjoyed reading this and the other ones you've have a lot of talent...

  1. Date: 11/7/2010 12:02:00 PM
    A nicely written poem, Jay. I enjoyed reading it today.