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Second Chance of an Emotion


Every single minute
takes an age
while life drifts in haste,
I close my eyes
It helps to forget the pain,
In wondrous ways
paints a portrait
an effigy of a life wasted!
Yet if only I’d
made you realize
I loved you so,
made you linger
a little longer,
these words would have
no meaning
and I, a little stronger
and you, would not be
the memory of my life!

Yet every morning
upon this shore,
a second chance
of an emotion
a vigil to keep of a life
here as we were before.
Here I crave, just longing
for your touch again
no goodbyes only the pain,
and this sad lonely old man
building memories in the 
shifting sand,
in a world I
cannot, understand!

© Harry J Horsman  2012

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 1/18/2012 2:10:00 PM
Congrats on your winning Harry. Love, Sarah.
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Date: 1/17/2012 6:12:00 AM
Congratulations Harry on your HM in Dana'lynn's "The Secondhand Emotion" contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 1/16/2012 11:39:00 PM
Good writing Harry, and congratulations on winning with it.
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Date: 1/16/2012 9:25:00 PM
Congrats, Mate. Good on ya! Excellent write. Enjoyed. Nice going. Ralph
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Date: 1/16/2012 7:11:00 PM
well done Harry and a deserved HM. congrats to you
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Date: 1/14/2012 3:01:00 AM
how passionate! the longing, the lost, you conveyed it with open heart Harry, making this poem alive. good luck on the contest
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Date: 1/13/2012 11:46:00 AM
I definitely felt the emotion here, harry! You have such a talent in bringing that here and I that rush of emotion was definitely brought across here, I can't help but feel that regret and sadness... I wish you the best in the contest, I'm sure this will do great and thanks so much for dropping by my poems & saying what you said... I am humbled and touched by what you said there-- it is always a delight to hear from you-- keep on writing in your wonderful way :D!!
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Date: 1/13/2012 9:51:00 AM
A heartfelt write that showed deep emotion. thanks for the comment :)
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Date: 1/13/2012 7:58:00 AM
ahhh, a deep. stirring piece with lovely turn of phrases... great job, harry..:) huggs!
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Date: 1/12/2012 11:37:00 PM
hmmm, that title leads me to wonder things!! This is wonderful free verse, Harry. I really enjoyed it.
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Date: 1/12/2012 11:06:00 PM
Aside from saying that I was here and read this poem, I almost don't know wot to say, Harry. Damn, this is an honest poem....
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Date: 1/12/2012 7:01:00 PM
man this reads like a winner to me Harry. It is an outstanding accomplishment of emotion descript. Wonderful
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Date: 1/12/2012 4:53:00 PM
A great write Harry , really enjoyed this my friend . Declan ...
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Date: 1/12/2012 10:24:00 AM
Good luck for you in the contest Harry! oxox hugs Anne-Lise
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Date: 1/12/2012 10:06:00 AM
all the best harry....wud love to see this placed in a winner's category...very very emotional....
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Date: 1/12/2012 9:26:00 AM
Harry reads like a winner to me, very moving, best of luck..David
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