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Memories: Friend and Foe, with Robert Lindley

"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 memoires 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

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Date: 5/14/2020 10:35:00 PM
Amazing how two people can get into sync so effortlessly. Glad I found this tonight.
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Date: 1/15/2020 5:59:00 AM
Back again to read this wonderful gift you gave me my friend. Always a great pleasure to compose with you and thanks for your advice given me. I hope to maybe write this week, as I am feeling better. And writing for me is my medicine.. Oft best medicine..God bless....
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Date: 12/12/2019 6:02:00 AM
Perfectly penned monorhyme. Great collaboration. It's amazing how seamlessly two talents can amalgamate.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/12/2019 2:46:00 PM
Your remarks are so welcomed by both of us. Thanks, Kurt.
Date: 12/10/2019 2:52:00 PM
"Past wrongs are seared into regret's grievous roles remaining as fair warning, which wisdom fairly extols". Wisdom has it's ways. Beautiful pen guys.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/11/2019 8:41:00 AM
If I may speak for Robert...Thank you from both of us. That line was Robert's, and a favorite for me, too.
Date: 12/10/2019 12:46:00 PM
I just came from reading this at Robert's page Lin. You both write beautifully together. I honestly couldn't tell who wrote what. This is a gorgeous poem! : ) xxoo
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/10/2019 12:51:00 PM
Thanks ever so much, Connie. I threw some verses over to Robert in a glove and his fingers fit quite nicely. He's such a gentleman and so willing to write.
Date: 12/9/2019 4:16:00 PM
What a beautiful collaboration between two wonderful poets who seem to melt together as one in this amazing poem. This one speaks to me. Bravo to both of you.
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/9/2019 9:47:00 PM
Many thanks for the wonderful comments, Chris. Each is greatly valued and I'm sure Robert would feel the same.
Date: 12/9/2019 3:34:00 PM
Ditto John Hamilton! Aloha! Rico
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/9/2019 9:46:00 PM
Ditto what I replied to John. lol Thanks, Rico.
Date: 12/9/2019 3:00:00 PM
What a lovely collaboration, and seamless I might add. I can't tell who wrote what part, a testimony of two poetic hearts beating as one. Loved every word!
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/9/2019 9:46:00 PM
Thank you for liking this one so well, John. It was effortless with Robert as a co-writer.
Date: 12/9/2019 1:39:00 PM
Thank you my friend. It was a great and true pleasure to write with you. Your exceptional verses gave great inspiration for me to compose. God bless.....
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Lin Lane
Date: 12/9/2019 1:46:00 PM
Thank YOU, Robert. Your geniality always lends itself to having a pleasant experience in collaborating. I'm honored to have partnered with you.