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Some yesterdays flounder in the ocean
Of oblivion. They'll take a lifetime to count
Some yesterdays are too stressful and dolorous
To revisit; fraught with regrets and pain, bloated
With bombast and boredom

Some yesterdays; uneventful, inconsequential
In the final analysis. And I let most float away 
Like an aimlessly lost feather in the breeze
But some yesterdays captivate me, like
A neophyte fledgling spreading it's wings to soar

Yesterday, as in last night, keeps lulling me back 
With lecherous intensity, for you've seduced me
With soulful eyes that smolder with all-consuming fire
Your come-hither gaze challenged my inhibition
Hence I cry...I cry for a return to yesterday!

I surrender body and soul to father time's providence
To spirit me back to the everlasting moments we shared 
Last night. 'Tis the stuff dreams are made of. I'd still 
Go back if it means I'll never return. Those moments...
Couldn't be more magical!


Eight-Word Free Verse Challenge Poetry Contest
Sponsored by John Hamilton
Date written and submitted: 06/16/2019

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Date: 6/21/2019 12:21:00 PM
A wonderful write Edward congrats on a fine 2nd place win!
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/21/2019 1:09:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, John:-) Most obliged,
Date: 6/16/2019 9:51:00 AM
A lovely write Edward...Creative use of the chosen words...
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 6/16/2019 10:38:00 AM
Thank you, Arturo:-)