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Talking to Myself

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Talking to Myself

The Youth
Life lies ahead- every moment a delight of learning-
codes of existence- colors, manners, communication,
cachet, every sense guides our preferences, 
sunrise vs. sunset, seasons, beauty or darkness,
our biggest longing, to be grown into the freedom of the elder.

The Elder
Life lies behind us- every moment we contemplate
the high cost of wisdom, the past brightness, the constant
juggle and juxtaposition of living that is now
just hours of reflection- a struggle to recall what fate has served
us, plates of remorse or small bites of elation.
We pray for others’ understanding, longing for the freedom of youth.

The Dead

Life has been supplanted into some unknown imagination.
Now we learn bold codes of non-existence. Atoms seeking 
to replace dimensions- no longer earth bound
or burdened with a heart. Stranger wisdoms of remorse revealed – 
love’s final measure in the bounds of the infinite. 
 Heavens – not just one, where at last we find freedom.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 10:39:00 PM
    an excellent "talking to yourself" winning poem.... Congratulations, always & forever ~ Linda

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:10:00 AM
    Well crafted! Congrats on your well deserved win. AO

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 10:57:00 AM
    Suz nicely done. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Suz..nicely written poem! *hug ~ Shirley

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 12:19:00 AM
    congrats on your shining award; a beauty this is, suz...:) hugggs

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Suz, a super job with this challenge--thank you for this and congrats on your placement.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:58:00 AM
    sad, and deep.......enjoyed............ LOVE* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 7:53:00 PM
    A tremendous flow to your lines here. "Now we learn bold codes of non-existence", DAMN! Wonderful job!

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/27/2013 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Drake So nice to have you visit....
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 6:36:00 PM
    My favorite lines......"high cost of wisdom" is indeed a high price we pay for knowing more.........and your last line...."heaven....not just one"....yes...that is something to hang on to. Introspection at it's best! Well done, Suz !

    Delaney Avatar Suzanne Delaney
    Date: 6/27/2013 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow....such a pleasure to find your comment..... SuZ