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More Than A Memory

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More Than A Memory

I see her clearly, in the sunset’s last glow, And she speaks to me in a voice soft and low. There’s no doubt what I see is a mystery To those who know she was taken from me. The sun dips low and soon sinks to rest And I’m left in the starlight, confused and obsessed. A vision from yesterday will haunt me all night And morning will find me still eager to fight. Her eyes remain bright, though never as clear As they now lack the passion as when she was near. I reach, but can’t touch her – my heart can but ache – When she becomes real is when I awake. I’m trapped in this whirlwind of yesterday’s pain And fight the reality that toys with my brain. I wonder why fate can be so unkind As to take one away and leave one behind. I know she is trying. the chasm to breach That now lies between us - she's just out of our reach. And she seems to be more than just a glow - She's more than a memory from so long ago. Written By John Posey 06/13/13

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 11:17:00 AM

    John I think this is so beautiful and heartfelt. It hits very close to home. Next month it will be 4 years that my husband passed and I still wonder - why did I have to stay? I give you a 7 . Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 10/20/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lucilla, dearest, It was for you and all who, in sweet remembrance, face the grief of loves lost that. this was written.... May all God's comfort smother your sorrow.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 5:34:00 AM

    "I wonder why fate can be so unkind As to take one away and leave one behind." ~ I felt this way once.. :( This is so beautiful in melancholic way..nicely written, Jake. Thank you for sharing...

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/8/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shirley, I wrote this after the phrase, "More Than A Memory" popped into my head. It was very easy to build on... Thanks for the visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 12:25:00 PM

    beautiful words that flow with ease.Thank you for your visits and kind heart.My poems are my thoughts and feelings.I fight with these thoughts EVERYDAY.But people like you can hold them in place.Colleen

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Colleen, my sweet friend, it's not so much that I can restrain my thoughts. It's more that I know when to turn them over to God. He is my strength and should this ever label me a religious fanatic, I have defined a religious fanatic as someone who loves God more than I do. I reach out to anyone that is in need of the peace I have in who I am, in Christ. .... Always.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:48:00 PM

    A sad but wonderful piece this, full of raw emotion, you can tell every word is from the heart. The flow and rhyme is faultless and was heartbreaking to read, but so glad I did. Bravo :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/2/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, my friend. This one, thankfully is strictly fantasy... written solely for effect..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/30/2013 9:23:00 PM

    I believe she does reach you by reading this Jake...your heart is full.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/1/2013 5:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Donna, your kind comments are so comforting. I treasure your visits... Many hugs to you.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/28/2013 10:48:00 PM

    Glad I chose this one to read today. It looks like a masterpiece to me! Beautiful and emotional all the way through! + on the meter and rhythm!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/29/2013 2:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My friend, I have discovered that this poem has to catch the reader in the right mood. I really appreciate your review and I treasure your comments.... Respectfully.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/27/2013 12:20:00 PM

    John ~ This is beautiful and filled with love that continues no matter what. I believe in life after death. My poem; When I'm Gone -- refers to this, an angel by your side. You are a poet with special love in your heart my friend.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/27/2013 5:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You are special, my friend... I believe we write with the same ink.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/24/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Wow! I can see why this won! There is beauty in sorrow....true love never dies. Thank you for your visits, John. God bless!!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/24/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the appreciated comment. Your visits are always a highlight... Love ya dearly.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:57:00 PM

    John this is an excellent and poignant poem. Congrats on a great win and write! Hugs

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/23/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, dear friend. I really am glad to see you on my page.... It means so much to old wordsmiths like me...Jake
  1. Date: 6/21/2013 4:34:00 PM

    This is a lovely, yet melancholy memory, it leaves one with that longing feeling of loss! Nicely done, John!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/21/2013 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Carrie. This was written as pure fantasy and my intent was to rip the reader's heart out, knowing that the fantasy was real for many who experience it daily. I hope I said it in such a way that they feel they have now been heard..... Love ya... Jake
  1. Date: 6/19/2013 8:05:00 AM

    Congrats John on a beaytifully written peice.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/19/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the visit and comment. It is much appreciated.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:37:00 AM

    congrats on a great write and win John

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/18/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks, my friend. I appreciate your visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:15:00 AM

    John, Big congrats on the 1st place win, I love this beauty though it makes me a bit sad, well written, friend!! Jag

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/18/2013 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Jag. It is a bit sad, but it reflects the reality that some face daily.... I appreciate your comments.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:02:00 PM

    Beautiful John, well done excellent win.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/17/2013 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Richard, I consider any comment from you as valusble as any win.... Thanks.... Jake
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 6:48:00 PM

    Congratulations on your fine win. This is a beautiful but sad poem, bittersweet. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/17/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Connie. Your comment is of great value and much appreciated..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 1:10:00 PM

    Congratulations John this is a beauty xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/17/2013 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy, You are a jewel and I appreciate your comments... Jake
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 11:52:00 AM

    I love the glow in your poem John, ~CONGRATULATIONS~ thank you for taking your time and entering my contest. Luv* SKAT

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/17/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, SKAT.... I am honored..... Jake
  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:41:00 AM

    so sad John and so beautiful xx

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 6/13/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Mandy, it is sad. But it was written for the Fantasy contest. Sometimes, I believe fantasies can be sad... Thank you, Darlin', for your visit. Love and hugs.... Jake