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Shadows of the Past

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Shadows of the Past

A child in time
Innocence was not youth, innocence was the times
We all sat at the dinner table
Discussions were lively, as adult’s sipped wine

That old Volkswagen, a trunk of memories
Now sitting in the graveyard of old rusty cars
Wishing for shinier days, and a fresh cold coca cola
Frozen in my mind, rusty bumpers, forever a time to cherish

Some dreamed of voyages to space
I dreamed of far away meadows
Where nothing ever changed
Childhoods magically suspended in time

Let me say, time is no ones friend
We spend it easily in our youth
We treasure it like frankincense with each passing day
Love captures our hearts, will time let it stay?

We see the world around us die
Knowing this is nature’s way
Pain, as loved ones fade
Wither away, as we linger on

Day after day
The same questions float in my head
Why do things have to change?
Am I not better off dead?

Love is bound by tears of the heart
A soft kiss or eyes that speak in lustful silence
It matters not, not at all
We must suffer this world as humans do

Me, I shall cling to yesterday
The days of abundance of spirit and youth
I shall dance inside these memories
These are the happy shadows of the past

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  1. Date: 1/30/2014 3:35:00 PM
    I lovwed your poem. Memories are not easy to forget. I guess we all have different shodows. they are hard to get rid of. Thanks for sharing..... Lucilla Check SoupMail

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 6:09:00 PM
    "the happy shadows of the past"....how beautiful Arthur. My happy shadows lay in the memories of my daughters childhood. Wonderful closing Arthur.

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:02:00 AM
    wow Arthur Fantastic write full of such deep emotions that strike deep to the soul lovely pen Shadow x smile hug 7 and fav

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Hello Arthur, , The end of the year is approaching :) :) :) And guess what? There's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer"

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 7:47:00 PM
    Hello my friend I must agree with Richard it is indeed brilliant.....Seren

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 12/23/2013 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I rather think he is a genius, with obviously very good taste!!! :)
  1. Date: 12/21/2013 2:58:00 PM
    This is nothing short of brilliant. 7 and straight to my favorites.

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 12/23/2013 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard, as I enjoy your works as well, this means a lot to me! I wish you and family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 12/21/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Also Merry Christmas Arthur
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:28:00 PM
    - Will send some sunshine to your "dark" thoughts and shadows, Arthur ! - Greetings to you from Norway: Wish you and everyone you love a enjoyable Christmas. - I hope the year 2014 will be a lovely and peaceful year. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 12/23/2013 10:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, I wish you a delightful 2014 as well, and thank you so much as always for you kind comments.