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Upon a vine

William J. Jr. Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Upon a vine

Upon a vine

Garroted are the fruits of my love for you – dying,
decomposing as it perilously hangs from threads of – 
projection, perception, rejection, prejudice, indifference.
Lack of respect, strangling - life’s force, decaying,
becoming butterfly dust upon the wings of Memory.
Memories of, thoughts of all that was good, 
all that could have given birth to something great !, 
adventures to come, experiences to be shared – cherished.
Cherished, now only refracted upon flecks of – dust –
memories of wonderful experiences, turning to rust
as time -  and you – separate, distance what was,
( for me, in my illusions, in my deluding )
a reality that never was – what little existed for you and I.
I have shed many a tear – ache – and my heart will cry,
realizing - upon a vine, my love for you has to die –
a little each day, until you no longer catch my eye,
and the pain subsides, enough, that in relief I can sigh.

B. J. “A” 2
February 11th 2008

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Beautiful poem! Memories last forever. A very nice read.

    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 3/5/2013 8:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a prolific poet you are Pobert !
    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 3/5/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    is the fact that when one reaches my age, memories are all there is left to carry us through, into the next day, for, in age, seldom are great memories created . B. J. “A” 2 ( Bill . )
    Atfield Avatar William J. Jr. Atfield
    Date: 3/5/2013 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert, for your kind comments and yes “ Memories last forever. ”, the unfortunate aspect of memories lasting forever,