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The Weathered Years

The weathered years pass with silent restraint Leave an impression of time standing still I have counted sunsets without complaint Life washes over me testing my will I've crossed boundaries of unimportance Found wisdom at the rusty gates of age I've laughed on the dark stage of circumstance And know life's curtain falls on its last page To play a fool in the turmoil life gave And paint graffiti on its coldest walls To be my own master, be my own slave I'll open the rusty gate when death calls I can only ask for the price of years Find it a mixture of beauty and tears 4/6/15

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Date: 6/9/2019 10:02:00 PM
Frederic, your distinctive poem wears the patina of time-worn introspection beautifully. The facets of emotion sparkle in the deep aura of this piece. Congratulations on your win, dear poet. Warmest wishes always, my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
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Date: 6/6/2019 12:11:00 PM
This poem is wonderful Frederic! "found wisdom at the rusty gates of age" a splendid way to share the reality of aging we all must face. Congratulations on your deserving win! I loved it! : ) xxoo
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Date: 10/9/2017 12:13:00 PM
Awesome moody poem. Love it. A fave as I read it during this dark dreary rainy autumn afternoon. Thank you.
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Date: 8/24/2017 8:39:00 AM
So glad I have found your poems, Frederic. I especially like this one, perhaps, a sign of my better understanding of my own mortality. This one is a fave.
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Date: 6/23/2015 5:48:00 AM
Thanks for sharing Frederic...............I like the flow in line 9 and 10.Big up!
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Date: 5/12/2015 6:44:00 AM
I like the mood of this poem. The sentiments are mature and there is self-understanding I really like the lines I've laughed on the dark stage of circumstance and paint graffiti on its coldest walls
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Date: 4/13/2015 10:35:00 PM
I always enjoy your verses keep up the great work. Light & LOve
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Date: 4/9/2015 12:02:00 AM
This is a lovely write. I love the flow from line to line....there is a great continuity of thought that leads to that powerful ending couplet. Yes....you have brought beauty to the POTD page. Congrats.
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Date: 4/8/2015 1:25:00 PM
Excellent, I like the sonnet form very much. I especially enjoy the contemporary language you use within a subject that never seems to grow old for poetry readers, because we ALL experience aging and death. CONGRATS ON YOUR POTD! ~Tom~
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Date: 4/8/2015 10:54:00 AM
Hey Frederic, BIG congratulations on your poem being chosen for POTD! A deeply introspective piece full of life's experiences, good and bad. A wonderful write and well deserved! Be Blessed, Neva
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Date: 4/8/2015 9:19:00 AM
Beautiful piece,Frederic,a timeline to remember .Congratulations on Poem of the day well deserved win...Blessings dear friend Eve
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Date: 4/8/2015 8:30:00 AM
- You have left your tracks ..... of "mixture of beauty and tears" - a beautiful poem, Frederic - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. !!! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/8/2015 8:23:00 AM
A beautiful introspective written with great wisdom and love for life, Frederic...congrats on being chosen TPOD!! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 4/8/2015 7:52:00 AM
Congratulations Frederic on your selection of Poem of the Day for this insightful sonnet.
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Date: 4/8/2015 4:55:00 AM
I love this sonnet Frederic with its important progression of thoughts. A melodic sound to the ear and a great read. Congratulations on this gem being chosen poem of the day!
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Date: 4/7/2015 5:41:00 PM
this is really nice, Frederick. you have reflected on many important things from our lives! beautiful.
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/7/2015 5:52:00 PM
thank you Andrea for your kindness...now if I could just get you to not put a K in my name..ha ha
Date: 4/6/2015 7:25:00 PM
Ah the balance ... And the survival of the times of unbalance ... Lovely Sonnet Frederic .... Putting this on my fav list . Thanks for sharing .....7 Bev :)
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Date: 4/7/2015 5:50:00 PM
thank you Bev..you have captured the essence of this poem well