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reading between the lines

We've looked at love
enjoyed it all
from both sides now
yours and mine
different love, but still somehow
in our minds
if love's illusion we recall
we'll be fine

do we really know, my love,
fairy tales are
anything at all?
forever


It may seem we're acting strange
fading colors dance with age
as costumes change we falter
our love is like a star
circus acts will rearrange
reaching to infinity
mortality's an altar
this is who we are

do we really know, my love
our love is 
anything at all?
forever



*thanks to singer Joni Mitchell for inspiration from her well-known song, Both Sides Now.
(Full artistic credit to her for all lines paraphrased herein)

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Date: 12/15/2017 1:16:00 PM
I really enjoyed how you did this. Reading them as one and then separately made it that much more enjoyable.
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Date: 11/18/2017 8:34:00 PM
An awesome love poem interwoven with an awesome classic!~Che :)
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Date: 11/20/2017 9:46:00 PM
Thanks! Glad you likey'd ~ j
Date: 11/18/2017 6:43:00 AM
Wow! Brilliant writing, John:) I loved reading this one:)
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Date: 11/20/2017 9:50:00 PM
Thanks Jo!
Date: 11/17/2017 11:54:00 AM
Moving - many who read this I am sure will be reading between their own lines. Nice work John...rg
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Date: 11/20/2017 9:50:00 PM
With caution I hope;-) tanks for visiting! ~ j
Date: 11/13/2017 7:00:00 AM
I always liked that Joni Mitchell song. This is a creative re-working of it, I love this!
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Date: 11/13/2017 9:09:00 PM
Becca — thanks for stopping by! huggasnoolies ! j
Date: 11/8/2017 9:42:00 AM
Kept me hopping until I hit the rhythm.I like this poem the style is new to me I would like to read more.
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Date: 11/9/2017 6:15:00 PM
Glad you got some hoppin 'n boppin. Style is new to me too. Don't know if it will catch on;-) Thanks for stopping by! ~ j
Date: 11/7/2017 3:00:00 PM
very touching, john, and i love the way you've woven the two parts of this together. joni mitchell was a big part of my life when i was in college and i still enjoy listening to her songs...
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Date: 11/8/2017 9:12:00 AM
Thanks ilene. Was quite the time, no?
Date: 11/7/2017 1:55:00 PM
Well played. Now I need to go listen to some Joni. Thanks for the memory.
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Date: 11/8/2017 9:12:00 AM
thanks U B welcome ~ j