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Realization



At what point do you realize it’s all moving in the same direction - in a flowing pulse that cannot be damned, that; collective hearts do march in rhythmic time to common drumbeat tolling time upon all roads with peril and parades? it surely wasn’t yesterday, too busy today, who cares about tomorrow.. At what point do you realize, as you course through the bloodstream of civilization with civilized -- and at times -- uncivilized blood in your veins -- that the road you travel, leading you home -- and often --away from home diminishes to a vanishing point? ..maybe it’s more than just an optical illusion... gone are yesterdays, oh well.. live for today, I’ll think on it tomorrow.. At what point do you realize that all roads taken; the dirt road, the high road, the reclusive railroad and crossroads crossed at moments of truth - achievement, derailment, atonement no matter the direction -- or misdirection, all reach the same destination? every lost yesterday leads to today; but today, this time, today’s not lost on you for you now realize tomorrow’s fade. Susan Ashley February 11, 2019

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Date: 2/14/2019 7:55:00 AM
Sorry that Imissed this superbly crafted poem my dear friend. Afav. A true gem..
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/14/2019 6:46:00 PM
My dear friend, your gracious visit and precious comments warm my heart, as does your fav. I’m so glad you enjoyed my poem, Robert. Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts with me, my wonderful friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/13/2019 7:26:00 AM
A victorious 2019 filled with smiles...Good to see you back...Words of wisdom bleed from your lines...What you expect this year will be revealed this time...Happy Valentine to you and yours...
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Date: 2/13/2019 7:38:00 PM
Thank you, Arturo, for your gracious visit and for your uplifting comments. Your kindness makes me smile. I hope your 2019 is filled with smiles as well, mon ami. Happy Valentine's day to you and your too.. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/12/2019 9:18:00 PM
I absolutely love this piece, Susan. So well written as usual. My fave lines. "Gone are yesterdays, oh well. Live for today. I'll think on it tomorrow" How we should all look at life. Warmest wishes my very talented friend. ~Charlie
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/13/2019 7:35:00 PM
Charlie, your visit is a delight and your kindness touches my heart. Thank you for your very generous comments, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed this piece, your precious thoughts are truly appreciated, my always charming friend. Warmest wishes, dear poet.. ~Susan
Date: 2/12/2019 3:37:00 PM
Hello Susan, glad to see that you are sharing once more. I suppose "realizations" are probably rare in our youthful days and increase with our experiences. In my walk from 78 to 79 I am certainly experiencing a watershed realization. Enjoyed your timely thought provoking write. Hope all is well . . .g
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Date: 2/12/2019 6:48:00 PM
Dear poet, your thoughtful and intimate comments touch my heart.. realizations are wonderful though, aren't they.. just like you and your lovely friendship. I'm lucky to have had some time recently, to be here and to write a little poetry, my life's circumstances are keeping me busier than ever these days. Hopefully soon, I'll be around more often. Your gracious visit and precious comments uplift and inspire me, George, thank you so much. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan