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Now and Then

My heart still thinks about you – Now and Then -- My arms still want to hold you – Now and Then – And, even though I know you’re gone, Your mem’ry just keeps hanging on And I still think about you – Now and Then. My friends all ask about you – Now and Then. I tell them I still see you – Now and Then. Though you have someone to take my place, When I close my eyes I see your face – And your mem’ries, they still haunt me – Now and Then. My heart keeps on rememb’ring How much I loved you so – And though I know it’s over – My heart just won’t let go. And, when I think about you – Now and Then. I always see a love that should have been. My life will never be the same ‘Cause I’m always haunted by your name – Each time I think about you – Now and Then. Yes, I still think about you, Now and Then.

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:25:00 AM

    I'm in love with this poem Jake, read it over and over again!! And the lines " My life will never be the same cause I'm always haunted by your name" are just mind boggling!! Thank you so much for posting it. And here it goes in my favs...

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 12:15:00 PM

    Being haunted by both good and bad memories is not always such a bad thing! Now and then, we should remember and reminisce about what we wish we had. It helps us to learn from our mistakes and make better decisions in the future. Great work on this poem, it flows nicely!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 12:19:00 AM

    oh man, you have to actually live in the city to get some kind of recognition Keep trying, this is so good. Hmm, my eyes are closing as I write this. I am helpless to stay up late any longer Too bad. I have many comments to return.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/12/2013 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, you have to pay your dues to succeed in life. I'm lucky I never had to rely on my writing to make a living. there are several of my songs in my portfolio.... some I wrote myself and some are lyrics that others wrote music to. It's been fun..... Love ya, sweetheart... Jake
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 6:46:00 PM

    I could definitely hear this as a country song (maybe Josh Turner? hmmm) and then I see from the comments I am spot on. Awesome song, Jake... Oh how I wish we could hear it...

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:14:00 AM

    Wow in sure this would touch alot of people, good job.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/1/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gwen, This one I put to music.... It turned out to be a pretty little song.... Country, Saturday night beer drinkin' dance hall music.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 12:50:00 AM

    this should have been entered in the lyrics contest. It's really good. I read a comment you made to someone down here So you have written many lyrics? Did you ever publish any? I hope so.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/30/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I have written both lyrics and music for many songs. None have ever been released on records or other media. I haven't really promoted them. Nashville is a tough town and you generally have to move there and pay your dues..... I have works published in anthologies that's about the extent of it...Jake
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 5:02:00 PM

    Hey Jake ...I think we all have that now and then person in our life....therefore we all can easily relate yo this awesome write.....just awesome.....

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/21/2013 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Donna. There are memories that last a lifetime. I think you will like "Here In The Back Of My Mind"... One of my early posts...Hugs to ya... Jake
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 2:47:00 PM

    Very heartfelt indeed- makes for perfect lyrics! Were these entered in my last contest? I don't remember them- but they should've been entered if they weren't! Love it, would make a great song. :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/20/2013 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dearest Anne, this one has been set to music. I wrote both words and music. Most of my early work has music written for them. This one has not been entered in any contest. I entered another instead. I have one entered in your current contest...Jake
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 10:28:00 AM

    boy, this sure strikes a cord with me right now, my friend - heartfelt write

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/20/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my friend. This one served its purpose for me some time ago.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 11:12:00 PM

    Hi Jake,I loved this one from you my friend.Excellent penmanship.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/18/2013 4:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my friend. I enjoyed writing this one and it turned out well.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 2:24:00 PM

    Nice one Mr. Posey! Truly enjoyed this one... the best, Jack

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/17/2013 2:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have great respect for you talent. Therefore, your comments are of great value. Thank you, jack
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 8:58:00 AM

    now and then our hearts ponder, with all time wounds heal but the scar is always there, such a sweet write, enjoyed ~always, Linda

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/17/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Linda, Your comments make my song all the sweeter.... Hugs.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 3:28:00 PM

    A true & intense roller coaster of emotions. The "Now & Then" repetition is classy & supplemental to the entire message here. Excellent!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/15/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Drake. I always value all your comments and love your writing....Jake
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 3:24:00 PM

    I think this would be a great country song. Hmm, who would sing it? Very touching write. Glad it's not words of experience. Hugs

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/15/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cecilia, I wrote this with no one in particular in mind...It's just a Saturday Night, Beer drinking, belly rubbin' Knights of Columbus dance hall kind of a song. Contemporary Country artists don't sing this way. More the Hank Williams era.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 11:31:00 PM

    This is heart touching. Well done!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/15/2013 5:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, sweetheart. It's a pretty little song I wrote some time ago.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 5:41:00 PM

    John I so enjoyed this poem tonight. Hearts may break from lost love, but memories now and then never fade. Heal well my friend. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/13/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Connie, thanks so much for your concern. I count your concern as a songwriter's victory. Fortunately I have not had to endure all the things I have written about. Hugs to ya...... Jake
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 5:39:00 AM

    Poignant, heart felt write John... there will always be that someone we think of "now and then"-- some more than others. Always enjoy your poems.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/13/2013 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Kim. I always love your comments ... They are always so encouraging.... Have a super weekend.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 1:25:00 PM

    - I really like it John, beautiful! - Have a great weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/12/2013 3:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Anne, I really appreciate your comments.... Have a nice weekend.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 9:10:00 AM

    Now and then-What a sad but beautiful feeling.Ouch the pang of absence when we know love-I love your poem

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/12/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Charmaine, Your time taken to comment on my poem is really appreciated.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 4:15:00 AM

    Hey Jake...I really enjoyed reading your poem. The heart never forgets, the mind archives things for life and the eyes always playback visions through life.....Shaz

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/12/2013 4:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shaz, sweetheart, I send hugs your way along with my gratitude for your sweet comments.... Love ya .... Jake
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 1:52:00 AM

    That was a very good song jake, pity we can't hear the music with it...great work peter

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/12/2013 4:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Peter. I wish I could locate all my cassettes that contain so much info and music for my poems. They were lost or misplaced curing our move from Texas.....I'm past the point of doing it all over again... Thanks for your visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 1:02:00 AM

    A beautiful poem. It has been a pleasure reading this poem, so deep in love. The instances of life and the intimate thoughts are expressed silently in the words. I enjoyed the poem.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/12/2013 4:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks, my friend. I really appreciate your visit and comments.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 7:14:00 AM

    Ahhh!!! An almost lifetime love?..Enjoyed reading your romantic work..Thanks for stopping by..My husband had kidney stones for which he had to have surgery..One kidney was blocked and the other side had two small stones hung..He is feeling better now..Sara

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/11/2013 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Sara. I can relate to the discomfort your husband experienced. I rejoice with you that he is improved. It is a terrible feeling to see a loved one suffering.... Hugs and prayers are in order... Jake
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:08:00 PM

    Wow,,,, I can so relate to these words. Very well said lovely thoughts woven into this poem. Ty4sharing jake,,, really enjoyed reading:) ~<3~ cherie,,,,,

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/11/2013 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cherie, I thank YOU for your kind words.. You always brighten my day with your welcome visits....Hugs this morning' .... Jake...
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 7:04:00 PM

    You get a 7 for this one. You did great. Thanks for sharing...... Lucilla

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lucilla, sweetheart, your comments are truly appreciated cause I know how you write and recognize your talent.... Thanks for the visit..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:44:00 PM

    I wish I could write music to your lyrics, John. This is good writing, my friend. Off to my faves. Licia :-)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 6:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your visit. This one has music written for it. I wrote both words and music. but you are welcome to try any music you want. Who knows, we might have a hit...... Love ya dearly..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:44:00 PM

    Very well said friend john. You nailed it very well. good read

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Connie, my friend, it's good to hear your kind comments on my work.... I kinda like this one. It's more Country than some may like.... But what the heck, So am I..... Hugs....Jake
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:05:00 PM

    Kind of a casual approach here John, yet the intensity is immense, truly a wonderful poem..

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Harry, This one has a lilting little melody, so technically it is a song.... just sitting in my portfolio as something I can call my own..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:27:00 PM

    Oh I'm glad this is made up love, I hate to see your precious heart broken. You have yourself a beautiful day. Hugs and love, Gail

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Gail, darlin', Most of my writing is based on fantasy or the experiences of friends or situations I have encountered socially or by just reading the environment in which I found myself. If everything I write was from personal experience, then I would be 6 feet under. Thanks for your sweet comments and hugs backatcha... Jake
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:27:00 PM

    Oh, it's so sad, John. Such a great write. I love it even though it tugs my heart. Love ya, Toquyen

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 3:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, dear heart, Strictly something I dreamed up... don't be sad. Be thankful for creativity.... Hugs... jake