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For Things Once Counted

A light across a river sways,
where children wasted summer days.
Not near, not far, but in between,
the grass grows soft and tall and green.

The whispers dance among the trees,
where hands once rested on lover’s knees.
And all the flowers last forever,
when fingers slip and lace together.

Now indents in the earth remember,
when days were long and feet were tender.
The sun was high and far away,
and the moon shone bright well into day.

So see the world with a single glance,
the simple things leave up to chance.
Begin at once and last forever,
for things once counted never weather.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006




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Date: 9/15/2010 9:45:00 PM
I love the words you have chosen and strung together so beautifully to provide the imagery. Great write! Congrats! --Susan
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Date: 5/30/2009 4:57:00 PM
Very melodic writing here, Joshua and a well-deserved selection to be featured this week. Congratulations!
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Date: 5/30/2009 5:26:00 AM
Dear Joshua, This is beautiful and profound. Such deep meaning. Universal message. We can all learn from this masterpiece. lainie
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Date: 5/30/2009 2:29:00 AM
Congrats!
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Date: 5/30/2009 2:03:00 AM
Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week. Kindest thoughts, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 5/29/2009 2:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week.
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Date: 5/26/2009 4:23:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/25/2009 2:59:00 PM
Congrats Joshua on the re-feature. Vince
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Date: 5/25/2009 1:57:00 AM
Congratulations on this inspiring, uplifting, aazing poem being featured this week. Ernilando
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Date: 2/18/2009 1:54:00 PM
Amazing!
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Date: 2/2/2009 2:18:00 PM
So soothing, healing, uplifting and true. A truth we can look at without pain. Light & LOve Debbie
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Date: 2/2/2009 12:58:00 PM
Congragtulations on your place in the contest, this reads beautifully. The flow is so natural and smooth while the descriptive clarity takes a hold of the reader. Very well done! Michael
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Date: 1/22/2009 5:30:00 AM
Welldone Josh, Wll done!!!!
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Date: 1/21/2009 6:39:00 PM
Wow. This one is amazing. Hopefully I will be seeing more of your name on the top. Love ya always
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Date: 1/13/2009 3:55:00 PM
Dear Joshua, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on your win with this masterpiece. lainie
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Date: 1/11/2009 6:10:00 AM
Hey Joshua! Amazing piece...the flow is smooth, with a strong under-current of tenderness. Congratulations on your win! Love this! Blessings to you and yours..Mikki
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Date: 1/9/2009 6:45:00 PM
congratulations on being featured!
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Date: 1/8/2009 6:32:00 PM
congradulations on your achievement and this very good poem. John H Loving III
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Date: 1/7/2009 4:27:00 PM
Nice use of rhyme to forward your thoughts in this one. Congratulations on your third place finish in the contest. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 1/7/2009 8:41:00 AM
so soothing and gives one that perspective of when things were right with the world and its littliest inhabitants.... for things once counted never weather ^loved how this was constructed...very nice
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Date: 1/5/2009 6:42:00 PM
Congratulations Joshua. Great poem. Vince
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Date: 1/5/2009 2:49:00 PM
Well done! Christopher
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Date: 1/5/2009 5:36:00 AM
Congratulations on being a finalist and having your poetry featured. Love Carol
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Date: 1/4/2009 2:48:00 PM
Lovely and well done poem! Congratulations on this one making it to the finals!! ~Carrie
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Date: 1/4/2009 2:20:00 PM
Very well done and deserving of a win. BG
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