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What Can I Do

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What Can I Do

A setting for one, your favorite wine,
Tender thoughts of our old rendezvous
Your mystical smile, our fingers entwine
You're not here I know, but what can I do?

Just marking time, in this tortured charade
Grey days and dark nights to look forward to
I yearn for that quirky grin that you made
You're not here I know, but what can I do?

The book that I'm reading gives me a smile
I call you to come and laugh at it, too
Guess I forgot you were dead, for a while
You're not here I know, but what can I do?

I spend all my hours in dreams of you
You're not here I know, but what can I do?

*All is well. It's just stuff I think about.

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 11:10:00 PM

    Congratulations, Roy. Just finished reading "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. The loss is real but memories remain and are difficult to separate.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:37:00 AM

    Lovely write. Congratulations on the fine win, roy

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 4:10:00 PM

    Whoa, what an emotionally heavy picture you paint. An obvious Winner for the contest. Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 10:54:00 AM

    Congrats on your placement, Roy, and thanks for participating :)

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 8:23:00 PM

    When you're so far away, and I am blue. It's fun to query YouTube on this title and play the many different artists that have recorded it. A standard that some not all remember. I thought this poem evokes the feelings of the song so well. Tough to bear its moment, however.

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:10:00 PM

    This is exquisite Roy poignant and loving great pen hugs

  1. Date: 2/9/2014 2:51:00 PM

    Nice rhythm .I like the repetition of what can I do.

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 9:07:00 PM

    Roy, I love this. It's the way a real sonnet should be with great rhyme and METER. I find very few sonneteers at Soup that impress me, but you are one of them.

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 4:58:00 PM

    This a great piece Roy. Glad all is well....Tim

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 8:51:00 PM

    I indeed love this Roy,the flow like a good tune for piano . Great work .