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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 dammed, that; collective hearts do march in rhythmic time to a common drumbeat tolling time upon all roads with perils 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? ..is it 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: 3/5/2019 2:07:00 PM
There are so many amazing lines here, love the contrasting details "live for today/think on it tomorrow" probably my favorite part!
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Susan Ashley
Date: 4/5/2019 5:51:00 PM
Thank you for your truly valued comments, Michelle. My apologies for my late reply. Your gracious visit is most appreciated. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
Date: 2/24/2019 3:02:00 PM
this poem is so incredible. I think I really noticed all this a long time ago and yep, that tomorrow is closing in!! keep up the fantastic writing.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 7:57:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea, for your precious comments. I value your insight immensely. Both your gracious visit and wonderful words are truly appreciated. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/23/2019 3:21:00 PM
A beautiful piece, Susan! It is wise, engaging, with your usual sublime craftsmanship. And I love how you shift between the grand sweep of the perspective and the cheeky personal asides in the two short stanzas. The last stanza is a perfect coda. Stellar poetry. It's going to my fave list.
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
Bernard, your gracious visit and precious comments warm my heart, as does your fav. I’m so glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts with me, your generous insight is greatly valued, my friend. Warmest wishes always.. ~Susan
Date: 2/16/2019 8:10:00 AM
Your musing does not fail to capture the reader's attention, Susan. I look at this poem from the vantage point of a train driver....watching the railway lines which, though parallel, meet at a far away point...A pleasure to see this new work of yours, my friend. Poetry at its best. ~ Warm regards & Hugs // paul
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Susan Ashley
Date: 2/18/2019 12:41:00 PM
I'm thrilled that my poem was able to capture your attention, my dear friend. You read this poem from the same vantage point as I had when I wrote it, how wonderful is that :)) Thank you, Paul, for your uplifting comments and for the smiles your words bring. Warmest wishes always my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
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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Susan Ashley
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 yours 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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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