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if only i could

if only i could ... see the wind as it soars flawlessly, echoing off the forgotten faces smiles and frowns, people long past and beyond. if only i could ... feel the unbridled serenity of times of peace, not despair ... not so, ... I am afraid, for we have been seduced into passivity, of non-joy, our new .... of man, a descent into an abyss where man walks tall into death and despair on the wings of endless surfaces on our hands and knees. if only i could ... taste the sweetness of unbridled elation as a bird in passioned flight … with the sun on my back ... a heated breeze in my face ... of no more if only i could, if only i could, if only i could - i would ... but alas, my time has passed. the summer of my youth fades with the ticking clock of memories and soon to be forgotten - trees, flowers, birds galore no more. i am in the fall of my times - pensive in thought - but actioned still passionately in joy. finally i am myself within myself a smile ... i am with her, the sweet scent of honey suckled dearness in my front – still. © Charles H Keys, 2012. All Rights Reserved

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Date: 5/3/2016 11:52:00 AM
"We have been seduced into passivity." Yes - a sort of touchess society. Terrible to be told how you should feel. Congrats on the selection. daver
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Date: 1/1/2013 2:32:00 PM
Chuck , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. PD
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Date: 3/29/2012 9:49:00 PM
I am right there with ya, Chuck!! A more and more common theme in my writing as well. You have a very good style. I really enjoyed this.
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Date: 3/29/2012 9:57:00 AM
Nice and so beautifully written.
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Date: 3/29/2012 7:15:00 AM
Yes, the autumn of our lives hold much for us to enjoy but at times we miss the youth..Enjoyed reading your creative work this morn..Thanks for stopping by..The comments were uplifting..I do enjoy those Bradford Pear blossoms,also..The tree has such beautiful qualities spring blooms, summer lush green, fall color, and winter stately shape..Sara
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Date: 3/28/2012 8:36:00 PM
wow, beautiful poem! i enjoy the soaring and falling of this piece. thank your for stopping by and your kind comment
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Date: 3/28/2012 5:58:00 PM
deeply dramatic lines of expression CXhucxk.. those senses that serve us give us much inspiration to relate to all things beautiful .. enjoyed luv..
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