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Kiss of Time

Gone are the splendours of simplicity
  when youth and innocence did life portend;
now my days are filled by complexity
  and sweet utopian dreaming at an end.
I am not a man forgiven to sin
  nor a charmed fool to empirical love;
truly without I feel the heart within
  and each sobered thought this reminds me of.
Desolating are the dysmorphic years -
  its conscious slow death; its visceral grief
that stole from me all my wonderful cares
  and fled into the shadows like a thief.
Dead is the soul that lives but knows not how,
and cold the kiss of time upon his brow.






                  October 1991

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/15/2017 6:52:00 AM
Congratulations Keith on your Premier win. We are all touched by the kiss of time. Sincerely, SuZ
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Date: 11/11/2017 9:13:00 PM
Blessings and congratulations on your win, Keith - nicely done! :-)
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Date: 11/11/2017 10:06:00 AM
Congrats on your #1 win. Kathy
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Date: 11/10/2017 10:36:00 PM
Well done. Congrats on your well-deserved win.
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Date: 11/10/2017 7:44:00 PM
A beautifully written sonnet Keith. Congratulations on your top placement with this exquisite poem.
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Date: 11/9/2017 4:39:00 PM
SUPERB--deserving of top spot, Keith! Janice
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Date: 11/9/2017 10:17:00 AM
Excellent Keith, congrats :)
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Date: 6/4/2017 8:35:00 PM
The summers of our youth are often taken for granted, until gone. Why do we not see and hold them precious before we use them up carelessly? Great poem, Keith .....I love your take on the contest!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/4/2017 9:40:00 PM
Honoured to share a podium with you, Carrie. Hugs.
Date: 1/23/2015 6:07:00 AM
Yes, the kiss of time is often cruel. And no one escapes unscathed!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/25/2015 4:52:00 PM
Thanks Cona. For most of us life is not all beer and skittles! God bless!
Date: 12/17/2014 8:17:00 PM
This is an oldie but a goodie.. Me likes your style!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 12/17/2014 10:11:00 PM
You're right. They deleted it, I'm assuming because it contained an expletive which I have since remedied. Thanks again.
Date: 12/16/2014 10:48:00 PM
Very beautiful silver penned sonnet Keith! Wow! I really loved your sonnet, dear friend. Keep writing! A 7 for you! I wish you a very Merry Christmas! :) Love and hugs! xxxx D.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 12/17/2014 12:07:00 AM
Merry Christmas to you too Dorian. Have a safe and wonderful time. God bless!