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Below is the poem entitled Merrymakers which was written by poet Erin Beckett. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Everything comes and goes like this,
boringly fast drills-
look and it's passed. Sadness and thrills too
are soldiers. There's no point in turning it over,
and over. The visit, however quick and smooth
warrants the quick and harsh pains. We're used to 
never going back.

How is it sad?
How can it be anything else, but we're miffed 
for thoughts of the ragged edges of what we've had-
and all this, carrying our shiniest wrappings 
for merrymaking instruments to one day tarnish,
that we'll collect as antiques and garnish
our mantle-piece with them. 
Nostalgia is all the rage,
so ignore the tea and collect the dish.

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  1. Date: 7/9/2011 5:55:00 AM
    What a wonderful poem to read on an early Saturday morning Erin. Hope you are enjoying your weekend and that your are finding much inspiration along the way. Love, Carol