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Things That Seemed Poetic

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Things that seemed poetic were always sad,
though I yearned for sparkle
and my dad's guffaw, which never came.
Familiar things were always drear --
repeated motions in the same old game.
There were only distant glimpses
of budding spring, fleeting views
of daffodils. The strongest
poems dealt me death and dying.
Yet I always hoped, never went under
to gray despair, always dreaming
of a garden of love we could share.
But those forbidden delights faded
quickly away; the only reality
I understand is the ever-looming
and final one. Nothing's changed.
The strongest poems deal death and dying.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 4/24/2016 5:41:00 PM
A powerfully emotional write! Sometimes those who write of "death and dying" are finding an outlet of escape? I've done that a few times, but I don't feel I'm a sad person. We can personify something else and put the blame there.:) Be happy, stay well! Mikki
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Date: 4/13/2016 8:48:00 PM
I liked the rhythm of this poem very much, and enjoyed the theme. Well-written. Thank you.
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Date: 4/13/2016 9:50:00 AM
This poem has power. I like the garden of love image. I marked as a fav poem. I could reread many times. I see glimmers of hope in your poems too. Beautiful. Hope to read many more of yours. Kathy
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Date: 4/13/2016 6:25:00 AM
Beautiful ethereal write
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Date: 4/13/2016 3:52:00 AM
Very strong poem my lovely friend penned with heartfelt words beautifully. Loved always, bl
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Date: 4/13/2016 12:08:00 AM
Very well written poem. The words have depth and are meaningful. Keep writing.
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Date: 4/12/2016 3:29:00 PM
Lovely write Sir Leo :) The words are descriptive without trying too hard. I feel the weight of the humdrum and truly understand the thirst for something beyond.
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Date: 2/9/2015 11:35:00 AM
even in death it seems to me there is something gained. Enjoyed you poem. Warm thoughts, Ralph
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Date: 1/5/2015 2:35:00 PM
Leo Larry, I have read some of your work and find it to be among the best on PoetrySoup. I am marking you as one of my favorites.
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Date: 3/24/2014 9:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Lovely write, leo
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Date: 3/23/2014 4:49:00 PM
Superb write Leo! Gonna make this one one of my faves! Very 'Tennyson' somehow, very good!
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Date: 10/26/2012 9:31:00 PM
I definitely see where you are coming from with this piece. It's well done, but I am going to take this poem as a challenge. Please keep an eye out in my poetry. I plan on writing a strong piece that has neither death nor dying. It won't change the general idea that the strongest poems do deal with destruction, but perhaps it will inspire others to write of construction.
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Date: 4/15/2012 3:00:00 PM
In one way I agree but in another I don't I think it is all in what you think is strong. I think any poem that makes a person have an emotion is strong. Try one or both of these poems "AWE SHUCKS" or "VEXATION". By the way great job of writing. TLee
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Date: 1/21/2012 1:43:00 AM
I agree with you Leo death and dying are very strong emotions and so are love and hate. Nice meeting you in PS. Thanks for visiting my work. Dalila
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Date: 1/20/2012 10:12:00 AM
This is so good Leo-and yes there always seems to be in life - a constant of death and dying : ) Thank you for your kind comments to me, Blessings, Bren
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Date: 1/20/2012 10:12:00 AM
very lovely........patrick
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Date: 1/19/2012 10:54:00 AM
You are one of my favourite poet.I am finding your comments in many poetry pages here.I wonder why you are not posting poems now.Hope soon we will get some new poems from you.
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Date: 1/11/2012 7:28:00 PM
Enjoy your glimpses of budding spring and fleetin views of flowers. After all William Wordsworth wrote that "we shall despair not - rather take strength in what remains behind - the splendor in the grass - the glory in the flower". Peace & blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 1/9/2012 12:39:00 PM
I think it is the fear that brings out the strong emotions and words.......George
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Date: 12/6/2011 1:57:00 PM
A good piece. Well written
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Date: 12/1/2011 2:06:00 AM
Well said...and a deeply emotional poem. I must say I too agree that poetry dealing with death and dying are usually strong. Perhaps because it touches each of us at some point in our lives.
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Date: 11/18/2011 9:26:00 AM
My dear friend, you have wonderfully written this truth that most of us agree consciously or unconsciously because we love emotion. The utmost emotion lies in death of and at the time of dying. I have no words but openly I agree with you because of your finest truth. God bless all. bl
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Date: 11/8/2011 8:12:00 PM
the only reality I understand is the ever-looming and final one. Nothing's changed----WOAH! Strong stuff sir! Classic Poetry in LIVING motion! Btw....what is Guffaw? A word I have never heard, at least I don't think so...(*now I will hear it constantly, bc that's the way these things work)
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Date: 7/6/2011 9:38:00 AM
Powerfull and meaningfull. expressing my inner feelings is mainly what i do best, i feel. A very inspirational script, top marks from me . Also thanks for the kind comment and marks on mine. Bless up .. Paul
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Date: 7/6/2011 9:38:00 AM
Powerfull and meaningfull. expressing my inner feelings is mainly what i do best, i feel. A very inspirational script, top marks from me . Also thanks for the kind comment and marks on mine. Bless up .. Paul
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