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Permanence I.

In everything we think we own
lies everything we stand to lose;
in every feeling we have known
lives every phrase we overuse.
Our cycles end, begin again
with boundaries we fail to set,
act not from love but with disdain,
say we forgive but can't forget.
We crave release but carry on
in much the same as those before,
nothing unique to call upon,
our own mistakes to answer for
in days and weeks and year to year,
and beg redemption to appear...

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  1. Date: 9/20/2009 7:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week>>James

  1. Date: 9/19/2009 9:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on having this poem featured this week, Tracy! wonderful write. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 7:54:00 PM
    True Speak here, Ms. Tracy ... smile ... excellent write that is a wonderful selection to be featured this week here at the Soup! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 9/17/2009 10:31:00 AM
    Congratulations friend, on having your poem featured this week. Please keep writing. Great you! Adeleke

  1. Date: 9/16/2009 4:38:00 AM
    Congratulations, Tracy, on having your well-written poem featured this week. It invites pondering within the mind. Keep those words flowing. Big Smile, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 9/15/2009 1:53:00 AM
    Tracy, congrats on having your work featured...Raul

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 3:35:00 PM
    nicely done, congrats on being a featured poet!!

  1. Date: 9/14/2009 3:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Tracy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/3/2009 1:38:00 PM
    Nice work and good luck in the next round...Raul

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 1:57:00 PM
    Powerful bit of philosophy here, Tracy!! Great writing and another excellent selection to be a "first round survivor" ... smile ... congratulations on TWO writes int he contest and, good luck!

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 6:15:00 AM
    Congrats Tracy on both poems making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals. Miss you - hope all is well! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/11/2008 8:15:00 AM
    Too much truth here I do not feel like facing. Always excellence in your talent of words. Yes, sorry to be back again, like seconds later. : ) Truth is, I was thinking of using a poem my daughter wrote for me in her younger years. I have not written it yet, so if you prefer a famous poet, that is not a problem. Sorry going back and forth like this! Love, me