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Memories: Friend and Foe, collaboration with Lin Lane

Memories: Friend and Foe, collaboration with Lin Lane "Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy." ~ Gilbert Parker ~ Laud precious memories when cold nights prevail Those that fan love's flames as wintry winds wail for upon those images, a lonely heart sets sail if only in an interlude where grief cannot assail Tho' behind and betwixt are storms, dark mortal seas yet love births sweet glories, devoid of costly fees Far more beautiful than earth is Nature and its trees On a romantic path, in truest light, may God it please Mourns the heart when memories are bittersweet Each one a plunging dagger, blades of winter sleet A mighty foe one cannot banish or cast off in defeat for with each renewed attack, pain is wont to repeat Memories of past failures plague sad, wounded souls Invisible afflictions impose such pretentious tolls Past wrongs are seared into regret's grievous roles remaining as fair warning, which wisdom fairly extols But there are melodious moments; dulcet thoughts where flows trickling memories and elation imparts rushing through veins 'til canvassed in pulsing hearts as treasured paintings; unforgettable works de' arts When a smile, sans apparent reason, plays upon lips and eyes shine as though emerging from a lunar eclipse there will arise a memory, perhaps in cursory snips a prize to relish, delectable as wine a connoisseur sips Robert J. Lindley and Lin Lane collaboration. Rhyme, 12-09-2019 Note: Thank you Lin. An honor to collaborate with you and see firsthand your fine poetic talents on blessed display.. God bless...

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Date: 12/12/2019 6:00:00 AM
Perfect monorhyme, deep content, brilliant collaboration. Robert and Lin are great.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/12/2019 11:34:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Lin is truly a great poet to be writing with, her great verses set the stage..
Date: 12/11/2019 6:07:00 AM
When two brilliant poets combine their talents, they produce gold. Well written Robert and Lin. Tom
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/11/2019 7:21:00 AM
Thank you my friend. I did my best to try to keep up with the magnificent verses Lin sent to me. It was great that those brilliant verses inspired me to beg my muse for her help and lucky for me, that this time she obliged..God bless...
Date: 12/10/2019 3:02:00 PM
This piece was very well penned; you work well together.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/10/2019 7:49:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Truly was an honor for me to yet again compose poetry with Lin... God bless...
Date: 12/10/2019 1:00:00 PM
I read this yesterday! A fantastic poem where you two, do a fantastic...collaborative, poetic dance Panagiota
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/10/2019 1:13:00 PM
Thank you my friend. The far better verses in this new collaborative piece belong to my wonderful writing partner. I just tried to keep up. Lin truly awes me with her insight, power, language and immense poetry talent.. God bless..
Date: 12/10/2019 12:44:00 PM
This poem is gorgeous! You two make a great writing team. I honestly couldn't figure out who wrote what. Beautiful! : ) xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/10/2019 1:12:00 PM
Thank you my friend. It was a true honor to be invited and to write with my friend Lin. Her poetry is always top class and wonderfully wrought, in my opinion. God bless...
Date: 12/9/2019 1:48:00 PM
We share the pleasure of blending our thoughts, Robert. Thank you as ever for a gratifying experience.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 12/10/2019 7:55:00 AM
Thank you my friend for the invitation. A gift that I so truly appreciate.. God bless..