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When Yesterday Was Today

On cold evenings
Surrounded by friends
Warm and
I could stay up forever
Taking strength
From the blackness 
Feeling that I could float upward
And walk with the stars
On their lonely journey 
Through heaven.

There was a girl 
I was with then
And beautiful
When I first saw her
I wanted to feel her softness
Her breathe on my cheek
Her hand  
Brushing against my thigh
When I held her close
And even closer
I wanted her 
To say she loved me.

Our love
Had a perfect balance
Teasing and challenge
And seduction.

A subtle change
That I never understood
Came about
The closer we became
The more anger
And resentment followed
When she smiled I was envious
When I laughed she was angry
We broke up
We were young
It was my fault
Her fault
Our fault
Or blame it on the times we lived in.

Outside my room
Footsteps echo
In a long and empty hallway
And like an undeliverable letter 
A message scrawled 
To no one in particular
Haunting visions are 
Returned to me
The slenderness of her waist
The way she arched her back
The touch of her hand
The way she kissed
I feel her presence
Yes, I relive all that.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 1/25/2017 5:49:00 AM
I'm the 12th member of the jury. It was good but repetitive. Accolades should not be so easily dispensed - Am I the only one to be honest?
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Date: 1/25/2017 5:50:00 AM
Date: 7/28/2016 1:11:00 PM
I really think this is really a great piece. Sometimes we meet the right person at the wrong time. And that leads to heart break.
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Date: 6/3/2014 2:39:00 PM
Hauntingly beautiful ;) going to favs .
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Date: 6/3/2014 3:07:00 AM
A scintillating, beautifully realized composition. You capture the reader from line one and never let go. You're a gifted writer, Edmund.............. Your PS friend.......Gene
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Date: 6/2/2014 11:35:00 AM
Hi Edmund, nice to know you: I loved the way you recalled a past love in such a rhythmic manner. I especially liked "footsteps echo in a long and empty hallway".Enjoyed visiting you and please visit me.
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Date: 6/2/2014 11:00:00 AM
Very Nice! Love it!
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Date: 6/2/2014 10:51:00 AM
An excellent write my friend.
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Date: 6/2/2014 6:37:00 AM
Love this!
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Date: 6/2/2014 5:47:00 AM
A 7 rating for this poem, Edmund! Touched my heart...beautiful, romantic and sad all in one. There are some memories that the passage of time cannot erase. // paul
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Date: 6/2/2014 3:41:00 AM
romantic,sensual, and nostalgic. young and old, all can relate to the beautiful verse of your poem. Best, Mohan
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Date: 6/2/2014 1:20:00 AM
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Date: 6/1/2014 7:51:00 PM
Welcome Aboard, Beautiful splash you have made. I really enjoyed your piece. Anyone whom have been in love. Or even have been loved. Can relate. Thanks for sharing. Peace and Blessings Cheryl Denise Chandler, Poetess
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Date: 6/1/2014 7:04:00 PM
This goes to my fav's. Hauntingly beautiful and sad. Bitter sweet. Loved every word of it. bfn Lainie
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Date: 6/1/2014 5:02:00 PM
Memories comes to my mind, they are always with you, you cannot forget what you have lived and can only imagine what you haven't. yet. Nicely worded my friend. God Bless. D.
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Date: 6/1/2014 3:19:00 PM
A bittersweet message here which I can totally relate to. Reminds me of the song "They can't take that away from me" which I believe was first performed by Fred Astaire. Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 6/1/2014 3:00:00 PM
I feel the same way, Edmund
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Date: 12/23/2009 11:03:00 AM
Congratulations on making it through the first round of the PoetrySoup Site October Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Edmund. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol
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Date: 12/20/2009 2:16:00 PM
Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Edmund! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/20/2009 11:18:00 AM
Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James
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Date: 11/20/2009 7:00:00 AM
Congrats on feature poem this week!
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Date: 11/18/2009 11:25:00 AM
Many congrats on your featured poem this week. Rgds Janette
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Date: 11/16/2009 8:51:00 PM
Congratulations for being featured this week. Love, Iolanda
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Date: 11/16/2009 10:22:00 AM
Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James
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Date: 11/16/2009 9:49:00 AM
Congrats on your feature poem this week! Love Light Patty
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Date: 11/16/2009 5:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Ed. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol
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