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A Quick Look

From the mountaintop, we look behind
Rivers crossed, the gradual incline
Obstacles seen clearly, paths not taken
Hills and valleys, opportunities forsaken
Winding paths, in all directions
Coming together, in retrospection
For a moment in time, take one last peek
It's down the backside, golden dreams we seek
Obstacles ahead, challenging no less
From a better perspective, looking down from the crest
Our future prepared, by yesterday's dares
As the sun slowly sets, shadows replace glares.


   an original poem by the "poemdog" Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 8/7/2016 10:30:00 PM
This is a great write DT...I really like when you write like this...straight from your soul
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Date: 2/10/2016 3:12:00 AM
A wonderful write with a lot of meaning, Daniel. Enjoyed. T.J
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/10/2016 4:50:00 AM
T.J. you are a true friend. Your support and encouragement are inspiring to say the least. God bless my friend and Peace.
Date: 2/8/2016 12:23:00 AM
Nicely done...Beautiful
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/8/2016 5:38:00 AM
Thank you my friend, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Peace.
Date: 2/6/2016 7:54:00 AM
Nicely penned gem philosophically.
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Date: 2/6/2016 7:57:00 AM
Thank you, Iris. The beauty of your comment is only overshadowed by the beauty of your mind.
Date: 2/6/2016 7:17:00 AM
I like this introspective poem, Daniel. Metaphorical and imaginative, you write with wisdom and deeper understanding of the roads taken. Best to you!
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Date: 2/6/2016 7:29:00 AM
Thank you, Kim. It seems as the road narrows, it gets a little brighter. Your comments are always so inspiring and tasteful. Your eloquence and elegance are surpassed by few.
Date: 2/6/2016 2:00:00 AM
You have a beautiful mind Daniel.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/6/2016 7:22:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Jeannie. I think, in my case, lucidity comes with age. One's perspective seems to clear a little.
Date: 2/5/2016 9:38:00 PM
One must always look back to understand their journey, not to live in the past but to think of it as a sense of satisfaction for the many hurdles we all have crossed.As for what you asked nette/ for me I would leave it as it is
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Date: 2/5/2016 9:46:00 PM
Thank you, Frederic. It can be daunting to get advice or constructive criticism. I appreciate the answer. At this stage of my life, the best is in the rear view so I will continue to reflect. And look ahead so as I don't collide with bad memories.
Date: 2/5/2016 7:12:00 PM
Much truth in these words and nicely penned. Personally I don't look back often on my life; it's pointless. I look to each new day and see what I can do with it. Thank you for your very kind and flattering words. / M
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/5/2016 7:20:00 PM
Thank you, Maurice for your support, time and comments. Life is like a vacation, when you get back home you tell everybody about it.:)
Date: 2/5/2016 12:42:00 PM
A deep meaningful poem Daniel i like it
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/5/2016 12:52:00 PM
Thank you, Gail. A little philosophical but that's the way I see it. I really appreciate you taking time to read and comment, as I value both.
Date: 2/5/2016 12:04:00 PM
languid diction makes this work a spectacular one, daniel.. huggs
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nette onclaud
Date: 2/6/2016 1:33:00 AM
ohh, go with your instinct... this is fine!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 2/5/2016 12:13:00 PM
Thank you, nette. When i wrote it, I wrote it in phrases and was going to post it like that but I changed my mind. It was written to be read slowly. Do you think it needs to be broken down?