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THAT'S LIFE

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THAT'S LIFE

THAT’S LIFE

The inevitable love
Attraction!
Karmic puzzle
Ultra dimensional mix
Whatever helpless speculation decides to name it

She suddenly appears
Nothing dazzling at first
The chain has to form link by link -
Each subtle, magnetizing situation
Each inexorable bringing together

Oh! The seeming bind is not only mine (I tell myself)
Her links, too, seem strong
How they shine
The train rattles on for days -
Rattling on for weeks, months!

Until…finally, the pitch! –
Words stuttering clumsily off the tongue –
Body tight
Appearance almost withdrawn
Restless hands and feet

Was it anger?
Defensive?
The way she looked off,
Mind distant
Fancying some alien location

And now
My small voice within, again
Warning
Trying fruitlessly to soothe
Reiterating the (somehow) known impossibility all along










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  1. Date: 12/11/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Been there my friend, and you nailed the process, nicely done, blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 5:25:00 PM
    Hi Daver - Thanks for sharing this. Enjoyed reading. - Gail

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 4:08:00 PM
    The ins and outs, the round abouts and sings and shouts, one never knows what's going to happen in these relationships that need discovery. Good we have that small voice to warn. Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:07:00 PM
    Oh the tumbles and bumps of love! You've penned it realistically - the moment comes when you have to know where you stand come what may. Nice! Very nice!

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 3:13:00 PM
    thanks for posting this one over at Soup as well as PFT, Daver. I sure enjoyed this new one of yours!!

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 2:16:00 PM
    enjoyed your poem Daver, love elizabeth

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:33:00 AM
    A very captivating read,Daver! That`s life indeed:) Enjoy Halloween my friend!

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poem this morning. A cold dreary day for the kids today. Happy Halloween. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/31/2012 9:37:00 AM
    Hi Daver! I really like this "free-thought" piece! brings the reader along every moment....nice effect! jimbo