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The time we spent together Is but a frozen moment in memory Of the two of us . . . Alone . . . . . . Unseen . . . But by God. No one knows what joys, What ecstasies, we felt As we traced the sadness down . . . And left it By the path . . . Forgotten . . . Until the morning rays of light revealed, In each of us, The emptiness of that drifting moment, . . . Already gone . . . And we found the sadness We’d put down, To carry it once more . . . A greater burden . . .

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  1. Date: 4/8/2015 8:51:00 PM
    Beautifully written. Read the poem three times and could the the painful "blood flow of memory".

  1. Date: 4/8/2015 7:00:00 PM
    The poem speaks of itself... Great work...

  1. Date: 4/5/2015 4:01:00 PM
    WILLIAM, Dropped by to say hi and congratulate you on having your poem selected by Soup's Administration. This is a wonderful poem to have featured on the homepage. Have yourself a Happy Easter ~Always & Forever~ LINDA