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One day in a life

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If you could relive one day of your life.. time lost, now retrieved for just a short while. To thrust old scheming machinations knife, or return healing to a lover's smile. Such a fretted frittering those lost days, though ones you and I will remember most. Passions reared high in servile dewy haze.. soft breathe warm against skin from dearest host. Moment waits untended a dreamer's call, something I can never give you again. Bodice caught on nail of new lover's wall, though we may choose to return now and then. Tarried too long look'g to horizon's edge.. promised heart unharmed, now pulled from a ledge.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 7/14/2021 5:47:00 AM
Those last two lines make me think that the person almost committed suicide because of love lost but not sure. I have grown so old that I can't remember any day/s that I would want to relive. LOL..I can't remember a few minutes ago so I definitely wouldn't be able to remember a day from years ago. Thanks for your visit to my page. Sara
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Date: 7/18/2021 6:47:00 PM
Sara, Thanks, and don't worry, no one was injured in the writing of this poem. Besides hearts are known to bounce (back). -Richard
Date: 5/25/2021 11:44:00 PM
Sooooooo creative, a wonderful sonnet its sadness brought a tear but every line was spectacular love it. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 6/13/2021 12:31:00 PM
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for that comment. Spending this wonderful day in reflective contemplation. -Richard
Date: 5/24/2021 12:46:00 PM
FAVE, WONDERFUL PANGIE XX
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Date: 6/13/2021 12:14:00 PM
Hello Panagiota, Happy Sunday, thank you for the comment and Fave. Never get over that amazing name. Wonder now, where did you get it? -Richard
Date: 5/18/2021 7:29:00 PM
This is truly a great sonnet my friend! Every verse such a joy to read and ponder on. Closing couplet superbly crafted. A fv, a gem.. God bless..
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Date: 6/13/2021 12:11:00 PM
Robert, Thank you and Happy Sunday. I enjoyed your poem 'When Ravenous Wolf, Prowls At Our Home's Open Door'. Curious of the message alluded to in prose. -Richard
Date: 5/9/2021 4:27:00 PM
The bittersweet memories of the love affair that ended, are beautifully recalled here. Blessings, Evelyn
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Date: 6/13/2021 11:55:00 AM
Happy Sunday Evelyn, Thank you, love 'bittersweet memories'. I've decided to cast it off and find something uplifting to write about. -Richard
Date: 5/8/2021 12:50:00 PM
Those are the pivotal moments we return to again and again, Those that awakened our souls and heart. Alas, sometimes they are short lived, but no less truer. Thank you for sharing a tender memorial, much loved, :)
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Date: 5/9/2021 10:47:00 AM
Mystic Rose Rose, Thank you for awakening the sunshine in a soul. Happy Mother's Day wishes for you. -Richard
Date: 5/6/2021 7:28:00 PM
This hit me probably more deeply than any other poem I’ve seen on PS. Made me cry. I got lost trying to figure what sort of day to relive...a sad one to correct something or a good one cause good is nice...or any everyday cause I could always do better. A spectacular write. Fav
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Date: 5/6/2021 8:10:00 PM
Sally, What a nice compliment in comment. The song's lyrics took me back to a place. "I need somebody who can love me at my worst ~~ No, I'm not perfect, but I hope you see my worth ~~ 'Cause it's only you, nobody new, I put you first ~~ And for you, girl, I swear I'll do the worst" -John Hill/David Bowden - At My Worst
Date: 5/5/2021 11:49:00 AM
This delightful sonnet brings back to mind several memories close to my heart, Richard. I dare not dwell on them long!! ~ Regards // paul
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Date: 5/6/2021 8:41:00 AM
Paul, Thanks for the comments, truly appreciated. Those memories kept so close often make the best poetry. I've seen old dreams, some dead and gone, take wing like a prayer here in fine verse. -Richard
Date: 5/3/2021 4:15:00 PM
Beautiful piano, I love so much. Is that you playing? By the way, this poem inspired me to write a poem I am adding now.
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Date: 5/4/2021 9:07:00 PM
Heidi, I'm glad you liked it. -Richard
Date: 5/3/2021 4:12:00 PM
I can think of a day , I would like to relive, whether it be something I wish I had the chance to say or to do. Your wonderful poem had me thinking and you have a talent in doing that while reaching the reader. Well done Richard. I wish for you a nice evening. Take care :)
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Date: 5/4/2021 9:03:00 PM
Hello Heidi, I hope you choose to write about it someday. I'll be waiting for that day to return, if only in a moment's daring. -Richard
Date: 5/3/2021 2:40:00 PM
What a great sonnet. It has the classy sonnet feel to it, Richard!! WAs it for a contest?
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:59:00 PM
Andrea, Thanks for that comment. No, not for any contest. I'm still coloring outside the lines of poetry. Abstract heart demands it. -Richard
Date: 5/3/2021 9:23:00 AM
Sometimes we wonder "if only...." and reminisce on tender moments. Such a tragic thing to lose a loved one. Powerful ending.
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:54:00 PM
Juliet, They'll find each other in another poem's promise. That ideal I hold on to. -Richard
Date: 5/3/2021 8:33:00 AM
Perfect sonnet. Richard. Alas I have no wish to live a day back again. Too much trouble.
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:52:00 PM
Hello Victor, Are you sure there wasn't one? Though must agree, to live in today most will find all the contentment they need. -Richard
Date: 5/2/2021 4:30:00 AM
Would be fun to relive that day--especially if it was a blessed day. Your thoughts reach the depth, Richard.
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:45:00 PM
Vijay, Pain and joy walk hand in hand, sometimes. To feel, that's the key. -Richard
Date: 5/2/2021 1:33:00 AM
Reliving a day in the past would be surreal.
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Date: 5/1/2021 10:27:00 PM
Hello Richard ... a true sonnet with a melancholy twist. Nicely presented again Richard - Lindsay
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:41:00 PM
Lindsay, Thanks for that. Ay, but I fail truly to succeed in casting a net. -Richard
Date: 5/1/2021 2:38:00 PM
All rather tragic, the ending that is, Mr Raven...but ably espoused nevertheless, one also has to mention. Enjoyed! Best regards - cheers! :) john
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Date: 5/4/2021 8:38:00 PM
john, Thanks for the comment. I specialize in tragic writing, with a minor in melancholy. Your poem 'The Crime' shows you have a penchant for it. I made it a Fave. -Richard