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When Words Falls In Love

"Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself."
(from:  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain)

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Should old romantic souls bind their hearts with chains of cynicism?

Should waves of hope and troughs of disappointment
be banished as though an ocean of beating hearts no longer exists?

We are but fading sunlight, common shades of gray.
 
Convicted of this inescapable reality are we sentenced to forsake pleasurable thoughts which stir pleasurable memories?

Should desire be a vapor we are not allowed to grasp?

Fires still smolder in old minds though touch is desensitized by scars, years, age and distance,


                                                     but a heart is forever young.



We may never see the pictures in our minds, but shall we refuse to surrender our visions? At least until death closes the door?

Let us always stare boldly into the fire although we know
passion's flame may blind us.



What else can we do 


                                                             when words fall in love?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 10/17/2017 3:33:00 PM
You old romantic Wulf, you!!! WOWSERS! You're not just another pretty face??? LOL!!! FABULOUS... I think I'm in love!!!
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:52:00 PM
I've been studying under the "tootleage" of the master — that old softie, Santa Jack. I heard he used to be an "undercover agent" ;-) Thanks for the visit amigo especial!
Date: 10/17/2017 9:39:00 AM
Wow! John, I don't know how I managed to miss this well written write. It is so deep and filled with much wisdom. The last line was impactful. I really enjoyed this. If rating was still an option this would rate high. Excellent job:-) Alexis
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:50:00 PM
Thanks Alexis. High praise coming from a writer of your caliber! Huggses! ~ j
Date: 10/14/2017 10:33:00 AM
This piece is absolutely scrumptious. John You are in a softer place and I love the results. Not squigey soft but the softness of love.
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:47:00 PM
Thanks Patricia. Usually I'm squigey soft;-)
Date: 10/13/2017 1:27:00 PM
wow John I am blown away by the depth of your words and this is a real change to your usual humourous style - I will keep on penning right up to the end. (got a limerick posted today you may enjoy!!) adding this to my faves!!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 10/17/2017 7:47:00 PM
Thanks Jan. Every once in a while these things slip out;-) hugabugs ~ j