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For The Years Of Tomorrow

She counted the candles
with the arithmetic of an ancient angel,
the impertinent years of her life fuelled the flames slowly
patiently, and prettily,
a flicker for the fast joys, a standstill for the sorrows, 
she knew very well how age brought trials, tears, and triumphs,
and she believed in life after death
as a dove believes in the upcoming morning,
to the field of birthday fire
she blew a blissfully blue breath
the lights waved and vanished like startled wraiths,
yet there was one stubborn candle
that seemed to glow upon her quiet heart
revealing with a direct warmness...
You either live inspired, or you die -

J.A.B.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 11/23/2016 1:42:00 AM
I get the gist of this just a bit Justin.' enjoyed stopping by today.'
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Justin Bordner
Date: 11/23/2016 6:45:00 PM
What is the gist of age Joe...what is the gist of anyone's apathy to life...J.A.B.
Date: 11/22/2016 6:56:00 PM
Strength written between these lines, an impressively effective read.
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Paloma P
Date: 11/24/2016 7:45:00 AM
We can't always choose our battles, I do believe a person's onus is much determined in how he/she handles adversity, that's a true test of aspired integrity, or not.
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Justin Bordner
Date: 11/23/2016 6:44:00 PM
You can learn alot about someone by the challenges they choose, and by what they create through those challenges Paloma...the poem I'm posting tonight will be a fine illustration...your intelligence intrigues me Poetess...J.A.B.
Date: 11/1/2016 11:03:00 PM
I feel like this piece of art fully directs it's attention to me like it's speaking of me-to me only not literally but more on a deeper level within me more so then any poem I've read concerning your work.... Amazing Job Justin again....Awestruck-Love Ettie
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Justin Bordner
Date: 11/2/2016 6:37:00 PM
My poetry is meant to touch you deep within Nette, to tenderize the hard reasons for tolerating love and life...J.A.B.
Date: 10/13/2016 10:41:00 PM
Wow, what a lovely verse here, Justin. So heartfelt and original. I love the stubborn candle that resides in her heart. "she blew a blissfully blue breath the lights waved and vanished like startled wraiths" Such pretty imagery.. so nice...atmospheric and heartwarming. Cool line - "with the arithmetic of an ancient angel.." Quiet hearts certainly speak more than they utter. Always, Laura
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Justin Bordner
Date: 10/15/2016 6:32:00 PM
Within quiet hearts you can hear the unmistakable gait of love Laura. I love the way my poetry touches you Poetess...J.A.B.