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The Tempo of Life Like metronome just pacing time, the years click slowly by; adagietto overtime, the melody’s sad cry. A once allegro symphony so bold and full of joy, my life was lush and so carefree, a moment to enjoy. But now the times are not so quick, the tempo slowing down; I hear the metronome’s dull click; this song has shed its crown. I long for tempo primo now; I miss those carefree days; my symphony must not allow these melancholy ways. August 10, 2019

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Date: 8/16/2019 5:10:00 PM
Hi John: Congratulations and I can feel the tempo stir in my viens as I read you poem. As e growlier, we wear out the metronome's ticking (ha ha)
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/16/2019 5:18:00 PM
Thanks, Ralph, I don't know about yours but mine is getting pretty worn out! John
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Date: 8/16/2019 5:11:00 PM
*As we grow older we wear out the metronome's tacking.
Date: 8/12/2019 7:48:00 PM
Well, your poem is the perfect tempo. Congrats on your win.
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/12/2019 10:11:00 PM
Thank you, Jeanne, I appreciate you. John
Date: 8/12/2019 7:36:00 PM
John congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful write
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/12/2019 10:04:00 PM
Thank you, Constance, I appreciate it, and thanks for hosting the contest. Hugs, John
Date: 8/11/2019 9:03:00 PM
Reads like a winner to me john!;)
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/12/2019 4:47:00 AM
Thank you, Bren, I appreciate it. John
Date: 8/11/2019 2:22:00 PM
Life goes by in the blink of an eye - the tempo of life continues but we slow down as we mature - ...I long for tempo primo now; I miss those carefree days .... but sadly in reality ' Like metronome just pacing time, the years click slowly by. But we should enjoy what we have left ''my symphony must not allow, these melancholy ways' - a wonderful poem, but a sad fact of life. Well penned John and best of luck! Hugs, Jennifer.
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/11/2019 2:52:00 PM
Thank you so much for your thoughts, Jenn. Yes, aging is a sad fact of life but I always remind myself that it's better than the alternative. All the best to you my friend. Hugs, John
Date: 8/11/2019 1:44:00 PM
A beautiful and artistic expression of the tempo of life, John. I especially loved; 'this song has shed its crown.' - so moving and evocative! Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you, my friend.. ~Susan
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/11/2019 2:36:00 PM
Thank you, Susan, I appreciate your thoughts and comments. All the best my friend. John
Date: 8/10/2019 4:48:00 PM
Hi John, This is a good write on " life". It could most definitely be likend to a smyphony or orchestra. Well done. I wish you the best of luck in contest. Enjoy the rest of your weekend:-) Alexis
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/11/2019 2:31:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis, I appreciate it. John
Date: 8/10/2019 4:45:00 PM
Life moves quickly for all, yet how we move, expresses so much about ourselves. Light and Carefree may only be in the steps we take, but- it is also within. "Young at Heart" I REALLY like this saying, as it does hold so much truth. Age is only a number. Yes!! Keep smiling my dear friend. Stay Light and Carefree. :) Brandy
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/11/2019 6:54:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your thoughts, B, your words are true. Sometimes the people around us truly make us feel “young at heart.” You will know this is true when you get older my dear friend. All my best. Hugs, John
Date: 8/10/2019 3:53:00 PM
beautifully penned John, song may slow down but it never loses its beat.. enjoyed this one :) hugs
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/10/2019 4:01:00 PM
Thank you for your thoughts, Sandy, appreciate it. Hugs, John
Date: 8/10/2019 11:37:00 AM
Life is that symphony. Loved your poetic flow.
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/10/2019 11:43:00 AM
Thank you so much, DM, I appreciate your thoughts and visit. John
Date: 8/10/2019 10:05:00 AM
Good luck in the contest. I see you as a young man!-)) Did you read my poem on Ingredients for a Dream? Please do! I love your poem by the way, that metronome picture, by the way, is a haunting one Panagiota
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/10/2019 10:21:00 AM
Thank you, Panagiota, I appreciate it. I did read your poem and I left my thoughts on it :). All my best. John
Date: 8/10/2019 9:45:00 AM
Great last stanza, I can relate to that. Well written poem, John :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 8/10/2019 10:23:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, I appreciate it. We must always keep our symphony lively. All the best my friend. John