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Shadows Cast by Sun

Friends come and go, but some have passed me by as swiftly as the sun that lights my days. They wave goodbye; I give a little sigh. It seems I barely had them in my gaze. Sweet friends I knew from youth. Where have you gone? My bonds with some of you I felt were strong. But journeys that we each embarked upon divided us, and now I write this song. Its lyrics tell the longings of my heart - to see and be again with each dear friend who knew me when and shared a special part which cannot be retrieved nor has an end, for memories are shadows cast by sun which haunt me even when my days are done. 4/5/2012 For Mark Toney's the '2022 Poetry Marathon Mile 11' Poetry Contest

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Date: 8/17/2022 10:41:00 PM
I can relate to this so well Andrea. Congratulations on your wonderful podium win. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 8/16/2022 10:37:00 PM
I commented on this one over 2.5 years ago, which serves as a reminder of how long you have been my poetry friend and mentor. Still love reading this and to see this in the top three makes me so happy for you! Congrats, my friend.
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Date: 8/14/2022 1:32:00 PM
This is so true for me as well as many others... old friends, where do they go? I miss them so. Beautiful poem. Congrats on your win. God bless you, Love, Gina
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Date: 8/14/2022 10:09:00 AM
Dear Andrea, I can relate to the longing expressed in your nostalgic sonnet. You express it so beautifully and soulfully. Congratulations for your excellent win in Mark's contest. warmest wishes, my friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 8/12/2022 11:39:00 AM
A sweet, nostalgic write. "... for memories are shadows cast by sun ~ which haunt me even when my days are done." Andrea, just this week I was thinking about my best friend whom I haven't seen now for well over 15 years because "journeys that we each embarked upon divided us..." Congratulations on your podium finish on Mile 11 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon Contest. Keep your running shoes on, because Mile 12 has already started!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 8/14/2022 11:24:00 AM
thanks so very much, Mark.
Date: 5/30/2020 9:45:00 PM
Change is sometimes sad but inevitable. Some of us seem to watch life from a distance as we see those we consider friends come and go. A touching write.
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Date: 5/24/2020 12:27:00 AM
Yes those feelings of past relationships do haunt us.
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Date: 1/15/2020 5:34:00 PM
I wonder if you speak in normal life / With smooth pentameter, iambically? Seriously, your IP flows so melodiously and smoothly I can imagine you talking on the phone that way, haha! An awesome write regarding the friends that slip through the hourglass of life; I feel that pain. Hugs ~ John
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Date: 4/13/2018 10:10:00 PM
Yes Andrea. I have felt this deep appreciation for earlier bonds of friendship that just vanished. It's just another example of the life cycle. Easy come, easy go.
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Date: 3/21/2016 11:52:00 AM
What an incredible sonnet! You should be one of the reasons a world sonnet day should exist. Beautiful! So beautiful
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Date: 1/23/2015 1:57:00 PM
I've been to a couple of School Reunions, but not for a few years. But I do wonder what has happened to said friends I went to school with. Your poem brings back so many memories Andrea, James :)
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Date: 12/13/2013 4:19:00 PM
I wish that I could reconnect with friends that I knew in school. It would be nice to know where they are now! This is a very sentimental and heartfelt poem, Andrea! Very nice work! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you so much for the kind congrats on my poem!
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Date: 12/8/2013 6:27:00 PM
Andrea, , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda
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Date: 12/3/2013 7:00:00 PM
Great job, Andrea. Makes the reader wonder what happened to ones once close. Congrats!
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Date: 12/2/2013 5:59:00 PM
CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN! A LOVELY POEM .
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Date: 12/2/2013 5:01:00 PM
Go sonneteers!! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 12/2/2013 1:24:00 PM
great write and win Andrea....congrats
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Date: 12/2/2013 11:28:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea ....sentiments and nostalgia for friends So masterfully described. SuZ
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Date: 12/2/2013 10:47:00 AM
wow.. Andrea.. a really great story about your lost old friendship.. congrats on the win, dear
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Date: 12/2/2013 8:27:00 AM
Exquisite poem. Beautifully written. Congratulations on the win... It was well deserved.
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Date: 12/2/2013 8:05:00 AM
Congrats on the win, Andrea
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Date: 12/2/2013 8:03:00 AM
I have recently been trying to find some old friends. Your poem spoke to me. Congrats dear. BG
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Date: 12/2/2013 6:31:00 AM
First I must say congrats on your win Andrea, It is always hard to say goodbye. A lovely poem...Hugs....Roger
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Date: 12/2/2013 5:44:00 AM
- Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, Andrea !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/14/2013 8:57:00 PM
nice one,, I feel that way too, your title reminded me of the Terry Jacks song called Seasons In The Sun ;}
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