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Wish

I wish I could have 
     seen and heard Theodore Roosevelt , 
Eugene Debs and Calvin Coolidge 
    speak their minds 
I wish I could travel back
   in time to see Daniel Webster,
meet Lewis and Clark 
   I wish time was malleable 
And that we could travel back 
   to see Chaim Potok - J.R.R. Tolkien, 
the Lubavitcher rebbe, Martin Luther King
  But friend - you and I are trapped in the early 21st century 
       Let's try to make the 
most of it 
For as the Old Tentmaker knew "The moving finger writes - and having writ moves on....

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  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:56:00 AM
    gosh, I could have sworn I had commented on this yesterday but coming back here, I see no comment. I really like this one. It shows your admiration for these people.

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 10:09:00 AM
    ‡ Words Of Wisdom, My Dear Precious Matthew. Twas Good To Find Your Kind Gifted Heart Amid Visit Again. I Shall. Many Of Us Sometimes Imagine Or Fantasize A Journey Unto Another Through Time. Beautiful And Precious, Marilyn Monroe, Would Be One Of My Own. Smile! We Shall Take Their Light And Place It Within Our Breast Pockets, Reach Ever Afar To Hold Them One Day. Love, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 5:02:00 AM
    beautiful wishful write, Anish...enjoyed the read, makes one thoughtful. Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 10:40:00 PM
    so much poignancy and wonderful flashbacks in your mellow write, matthew... what a poetic gem that delights!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:55:00 AM
    We can only go forward..Someday we may all meet ....Enjoyed reading your history work this morn..Sara

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:28:00 AM
    SOME AWESOME INTELLIGENT PEOPLE NAMED IN YOUR POEM MATTHEW .. WISH WE COULD GO BACK IN TIME TO CERTAIN AREAS IN LIFE LIKE THE TIME MACHINE DID ..WOULD WANT TO MEET ABE LINCOLN AND JOHN KENNEDY ....REALLY ENJOYED THIS WISH LUV ..

  1. Date: 10/12/2012 9:39:00 AM
    this is brilliant, Matthew, makes one think, about those, who would help to shape our future...

  1. Date: 10/11/2012 7:53:00 AM
    WOW! This is some poem and you are so right. We are trapped in This century and life goes on. Thanks for sharing. Lucy

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 7:04:00 PM
    this poem made me think of people i wish i could have seen and heard. i enjoyed your choices, though, and the way you expressed them. nice one!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 1:55:00 PM
    And what stories and indelible memories he leaves for us. Love this, Matt. Annalise