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Yesterday can never come again.
All my family were together then.
My memories are beckoning, and I want to be where
Troubles in that place I know as yesterday
Seemed to always melt away
So easily!
Far into my past -
Away, so far away, I wish to flee.

Now I face the future.
It brings to me a feeling which
Seems a little bit like dread
As all the new uncertainties swirl inside my head.
Though I still have family and many lovely friends,
They’re in a world their own, apart from mine.
Here am I, in my own little world, and
To the very end, this is where I’ll

Oh, my memories! In golden moments loved ones shine!
I long for that togetherness, the joy that I
Believe is only found
In family because our worlds were not divided then.
Yesterday, why can’t you come again?

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  1. Date: 3/29/2014 10:57:00 AM
    Nicely done Andrea. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/2/2014 4:38:00 AM
    Had to put on the the Beatles and read this one again . Perfect Andrea , Absolutely perfect.

  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:15:00 PM
    Wonderful delightful write Andrea Congratulations on the Win!!!

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 7:38:00 PM
    An excellent rewrite of the song. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 12:03:00 PM
    Great work Andrea. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:43:00 AM
    A great winning poem..Congrats Andrea,, and congrats on all your lovely wins! Yesterdays are what our hearts pine for,, you have a lovely family.. and I remember you meeting your sisters in Iowa (?), a beautiful picture too I'd seen.. some time back when you were all together.. can happen again, go ahead plan another such.. love you so much Andrea.. wish you loads of happiness!!!!

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 7:57:00 AM
    I don't know how I missed this one..Way to go ..Great winnning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 11:38:00 PM
    Nice one, Andrea, so sweet to see this wonderful win of yours! Hope all is well, namaste. ~N

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 11:20:00 AM
    Congratulations for winning the first rank, Andrea!!!! ...:0))

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 8:03:00 AM
    It seems that it was just yesterday that I was reading this beauty. So today I congratulate you on a fine win.

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 6:27:00 AM
    Very nice. Growing up and becoming distant to family is a very sad thing. Togetherness is wonderful. One of my grandmother's sisters set a fine example for us all. Every year, at least once a year everyone in her immediate family and the VERY extended family were invited to a family feast...a reunion. Being a part of that was wonderful! She died a few years ago at age 103. I think her children have begun the tradition with their own children and grandchildren.Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 12:51:00 AM
    I said it Andrea,I am glad the judges do justice to this evergreen yesterday; congrats Andrea.

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 4:46:00 PM
    This is so good Andrea congrats on 1st place hugs

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 3:51:00 PM
    Beautiful and lovely piece,Andrea...Great write...Congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 2:49:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea, on your wonderful win with this touching entry!

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 1:43:00 PM
    Yes the top spot....wonderful job Andrea...congratulations.. so happy for you...

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 1:23:00 PM
    At the top where you belong love xx

  1. Date: 2/6/2014 1:15:00 PM
    Andrea, this poem captures perfectly the nostalgia and regret I was looking for, matching exactly the theme of the song's words. Congratulations on the top win! Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 2/2/2014 12:00:00 PM
    I came here to tell you how sorry and embarrassed I am because I did NOT pick up on "Beneath the Echo" as being the sea. I should have when I read this line, “When *Kraken drags his victims ‘neath my skin,” and the next one also. Accept my apology, that is what happens when you read too face, you miss things. This poem is fraught with reality as it is and a past which will never come again. I read it three times, hoping to not make another gaffe.

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich
    Date: 2/2/2014 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I admire your fankness and sincerity in telling me this. I have misread countless poems here as well. Luv, Andrea
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 10:00:00 AM
    wonderful nostalgic write, my friend - I know exactly how you feel and I think most will relate to this