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Meter - Mixed, with Trochaic Trimeter / Tetrameter

Rhyme - A / B / A

Angry acts begin. 
Harmful words would never flare, 
Count to ten then once again. 

Wildfire spreading fast, 
With mistaken, muddled acts. 
Smokey aftertaste will last. 

Then finessed assaults, 
Vainly exit, pride intact, 
Casting blame, the other's fault.

Friendships fall head-long, 
Disarrayed in stumbled steps. 
Puzzled reasons blurred then gone.  

Gene Bourne.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 4/4/2016 12:11:00 AM
strong write Gene... LINDA
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Date: 1/5/2016 9:46:00 AM
Miss you. If you passed on, see you in heaven some day Gene. Thomas
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Date: 12/14/2015 8:52:00 AM
Still miss you. I assume you are now with the Lord or moved on. Either way, so long I know you are in a better place. Thomas
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Date: 8/19/2015 12:36:00 AM
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Date: 3/23/2015 6:12:00 AM
It's a good one. visit my profile too.
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Thomas Carney
Date: 10/16/2017 4:20:00 PM
Hope you are well milady. It has been forever since we last communicated. Best to you and those you love around you. I am doing fine. Thomas
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Thomas Carney
Date: 1/26/2016 11:57:00 AM
I tried your web site but I don't have a FB account. Sorry. Thomas
Date: 1/12/2015 9:14:00 AM
Best in 2015 Gene Bourne. I miss you brother and pray you are well. Thomas
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Asma Memon
Date: 3/22/2015 10:31:00 AM
Date: 12/31/2014 4:28:00 AM
Dear Gene: Thank you for the support my friend. Here's wishing you and your loved ones A Happy New Year filled with peace, joy and love. All my best wishes on the last day of 2014, Leon.
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Asma Memon
Date: 3/22/2015 10:30:00 AM
Date: 11/11/2014 10:38:00 AM
Gene Bourne The poem is it's usual sound meter and cogent piece of dissaray among friends. I hope not a true story, but it happens with friends. I know with my friends, my true ones, will always be friends. I want them to always know that, and that communication is always the best way to resolve anything, just to make sure that friend you lost may have some valid excuse. Who knows. Good work Gene. Thomas
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Date: 11/2/2014 5:55:00 AM
Dear Gene: Nicely said my friend. All the best then, Leon
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Date: 10/28/2014 5:06:00 PM
Hello Gene My Friend . . . Have not heard from you in a while. I hope all is well by you!! Your poem here "Contretemps" is a most appropriate title for your cogently expressed rhymed verses in this subject setting. I always find from your poetry and your style of writing that you do indeed say so much with exquisitely honed imagery, and yet do so with a pronounced modicum of words. Brilliant write here indeed and a most strong "7" from me and this is a FAV too. Best Wishes and Spill Ink!! Gary
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Thomas Carney
Date: 11/11/2014 10:40:00 AM
Just saw your answer......we must be spot on with use of "cogent." :) Thomas Note: I hope our poet friend Gene Bourne is doing okay.
Date: 10/24/2014 7:19:00 AM
Profound thoughts well expressed though so young you seem to be! Excellent! Seven for content!
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Gene Bourne
Date: 10/27/2014 6:19:00 AM
Demetrious, add 25 years to my photo. It's the only one that fit the format. I tried 3 previous ones and "no go". I feel more like the photo I finally used. I'm a "Baby Boomer" Thanks so much for the 7....there was no intent of deception. I always want to keep my mental attitude young. Thanks so much for the comment...It's appreciated...Your friend,....Gene
Date: 10/23/2014 6:38:00 PM
Quite powerful and especially in so few words.
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Gene Bourne
Date: 10/24/2014 1:05:00 AM
I appreciate your comment, M. L......Your PS friend....Gene.