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Gone, But Not Forgotten

Great sun, your day is drawing to a marvelous close.
The horizon seems ablaze as you slowly spill into the turning of night.
Tomorrow we shall see your return,
as you stir sleepy eyes and herald the dawn.
Your arrival brings forth the songbird's call.
Though for now, your departure delivers dreams as we wade into the ether
Knowing that you are gone, but not forgotten..

Beautiful stars, we gaze deeply into your brilliance.
The sheet of darkness dances around your perfect placements.
Wishes and wants whispered towards your travels across the silent sea.
Years and tears have you guided all towards that great shore.
As the chariot of morn arrives, for that brief moment of time
The shimmer of your shine is gone, but not forgotten...

Northern winds in your winter wear,
Whistling as you rush across the barren hills.
All have been held in slowness and slumber
You bring forth a trial of man and also the cries for the new.
As gray gives way, to the colors of tomorrow and the warmth of want.
A chapter closes for three, as your distance grows, gone but not forgotten...

For love is a treasure, one which knows no boundary.
Knows not of time, or of chains and constraints.
It is never ending...
We shall shed a thousand layers
We will hold to one another, even as this earthly realm draws apart.
Gone, but not forgotten....TAH

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/10/2017 3:47:00 PM
Well Toby, at least with this one I can finally find voice enough to say Congratulations!! On your POTD!! But you have left me flabbergasted with your well woven words...each aspect executed brilliantly...blessings to you and thank you for sharing. deb
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Date: 3/6/2017 10:34:00 AM
Belated Congrats. On poem of the day dear friend...A well deserving poem...Awesome...Am so happy. :)
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Date: 3/6/2017 7:37:00 AM
Thank you Poetry Soup for such a wonderful award, and to all of my fellow poets for their kind words. It means much to this man. May your pens continue to flow. Thank you all! TAH
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Date: 3/5/2017 7:15:00 AM
This is an amazing write with profound depth in every word, Tobey:) a 7:) congratulations on your POTD:)
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Date: 3/5/2017 3:50:00 AM
Congratulations on this fabulous poem and on being POTD
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Date: 3/4/2017 9:52:00 PM
What a beautiful, inspiring write! Congrats on being chosen TPOD...hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 3/4/2017 5:18:00 PM
A superb write and a favorite! Congrats on POTD which is duly awarded:-) Keep on penning Tobey(!)
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Date: 3/4/2017 4:36:00 PM
This poem is exquisite. I can see how it reached the level of Poem Of The Day. I very much liked how you appropriately utilized the "gone but not forgotten" phrase". Marvelous poetic work in its entirety. Well done
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Date: 3/4/2017 10:08:00 AM
Just so beautiful. A fav. Congratulations!
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Date: 3/4/2017 9:21:00 AM
What an amazing write Tobey, congrats on POTD, really good writing. Looking forward to reading more from you!
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Date: 3/4/2017 9:03:00 AM
Well done Toby, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Date: 3/4/2017 8:34:00 AM
Thanks for a beautiful poem to start my day - congrats on POTD.
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Date: 3/4/2017 8:03:00 AM
Being that we both are important players.
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Date: 3/4/2017 7:07:00 AM
How beautifully written this is, and an inspiration for a young poet as myself. I very much enjoyed the serenity you so simply and prettily wrote—it flowed like the calming sound of a creek in the middle of the woods. No, I certainly won't forget this poem.
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Date: 3/4/2017 5:28:00 AM
- Very beautiful written - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/4/2017 1:58:00 AM
Such a beautiful poem... It's good you are PotD, that's how I found you, and I see this is a poem you wrote after been away from Soup for a long time :)
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Date: 3/2/2017 3:56:00 PM
Such an amazing ode to the sun, the night, and all that abounds...epic poetry
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Date: 3/2/2017 3:13:00 PM
Beautifully crafted lines. At some point I became very emotional. Much love.
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Date: 3/2/2017 2:44:00 PM
What an exceptional poem, What a beauty. Your poetry was so missed by me.Am thrilled to read a post from you Tah. A seven and a fave... Indeed even as the earth draws apart, if there is love , the bond will last longer than forever.
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Date: 3/2/2017 2:53:00 PM
Thank you so much. A seven and a fave? That makes for a good title :) I am a bit rusty but I look forward to future writes. One never knows when inspiration may come...TAH