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We are but lonesome shadows it’s true,
We pay the debt that's always due;
But scorn the years of no return,
And weep the tears that never learn.

There are lives to live and deaths to die,
Stories to tell and tears to cry;
For when all the willful souls have strayed,
Flesh and blood will surely fade.

When light and air become as one,
Giving grace to a brilliant sun;
Then we fly a message across the sky,
To hasten the hour when wings can fly.

When you are close and I am near,
Then clocks tick back to yesteryear;
And in my heart love blooms to sing,
In summer’s snow and winter’s spring.

Copyright © elizabeth wesley

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  1. Date: 10/21/2012 2:02:00 AM
    I've just been able to send mail to Chris Achtener Lizzie, So I'll try again to you if not the problem may be with your end Joe..

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 5:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem. It is thought-provoking, well made, and rewarding to read. Good work.

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 8:31:00 AM
    I love it...Congraturaltions on having this poem featured! Really deserves!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 6:11:00 AM
    Good morning and congratulations on your featured poem this week Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 5:07:00 PM
    Hi Elizabeth! I am so happy to read you today, what a delightful, meaningful read. It's a winner, I am sure. Congratulations on being featured here this week. This poem I could read over and over again, so brilliantly done! Thank you for sharing it and keep up the captivating work. You are so so talented! Hugs!

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:44:00 PM
    So beautiful, Lizzy... Congrats on being featured!... Terry

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 2:44:00 PM
    The last two lines are brilliant. I suppose it takes the rest to highlight the last two, so the rest is brilliant too. Duh. Your usual fine stuff, Lizzy. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem. I must say I loved every part! Keep up the awsome poems!

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:46:00 PM
    Really love your poem Elizabeth from beginning to end. Really lovely rythum and flow of words - Shaz

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 2:11:00 PM
    The price we pay to live today is yesterday's tomorrow. We wake in faith that God will ease our pain and all our sorrow. And when the shadow cast's it's spell. We'll find a brighter place to dwell. So love can find where hearts abide. Deep in the shadows where we hide.

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 7:33:00 AM
    This is a rather clever write Elizabeth; it continuously radiates! And also dramatically concurs with a point I was sharing in a write I did, (1-4-2010). I'm spending some time today, reading your writes, starting from your first on the Soup, backwards, until I reach when I picked up on your poetic talent. Have a fantastical day dear poet ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 9:21:00 PM
    I feel as though I am singing a song with or in this delightful poem. Lovely. You are certainly a talented person Elizabeth. Glad I found you and your literature or is that rather your literature.... God bless You

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 5:31:00 PM
    Very captivating work..I was captured and held all the way to the end..Thanks for stopping by..The kind review was uplifting:)Sara

  1. Date: 6/9/2011 6:38:00 AM
    An inventive and poetic write, with dream-like imagery. Nice one.