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Robert J. Lindley,10-14-2018
Rhyme, (Fleeing echoes from a heart broken past)
edited from an old poem fragment.

Note- Time clears ones vision and oft  heals ones wounds. Yet some few,  that cut so very deep, remain to remind- that some losses are deep, dark and unforgettable.. 

With The Fleece Torn From A Fallen Suitor's Heart


Where were you, as cold winds ate these aging  bones,
away counting your wealth, your precious gemstones;
a marauding mist that surrounds its weakened host
tho' cherished, your heart remained as a fleeting ghost.

Life lesson learned, the weak become the prized prey.
Time says, the predator will someday have to pay.

Where were you, as dark nights- savaged a hurting soul,
idling in wanton lust-  polishing your golden bowl;
with the fleece torn from a fallen suitor's heart
in a blind cave, far from what wisdom could impart.

Life lesson learned, the weak become the prized prey.
Time says, the predator will someday have to pay.

Where were you, as death sent its dark to make calls
parading in your cold heart talking to empty halls;
a lost and vain entity, few could recognize
no longer the tempting beauty, once thought a prize.

Life lesson learned, the weak become the prized prey.
Time says, the predator will someday have to pay.

Robert J. Lindley,10-14-2018
Rhyme, (Fleeing echoes from a heart broken past)
edited from an old poem fragment.

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Date: 11/13/2018 12:24:00 PM
Time is a gift but it is also a constant partner, walking beside you, reminding you of past grief and heartaches. Your pain and emotions are evident in this poem but still portrayed in beautiful sadness. God bless Robert, best wishes, Jennifer.
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Date: 10/16/2018 9:23:00 AM
Time makes the burden of pain lighter and lighter.. meanwhile lessons are taught.. wisdom is acquired.. the soul rises in the marvels of their human beauty.. Your generous insightful poetry, Robert, is not only healing but also elevating! Always a great pleasure to read what you share of abundant journeys into the human heart, mind and soul. Great work! My deepest regards. Be blessed always.
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Date: 10/15/2018 3:17:00 PM
This was written many decades ago, and the sorrow it birthed remains--tho' such has been lessened immensely with passage of Time and that of greater understanding having been found.
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Date: 10/14/2018 9:02:00 PM
My dear friend, dark emotions run deep and with a scathing passion in your verses of pain and betrayal. A powerful write of the harsh lessons learned from heartbreak, deception and lost love. Your talents shine with dark brilliance in this beautifully emotive gem, Robert. Warmest wishes always my wonderful friend.. ~Susan
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/15/2018 3:18:00 PM
"My dear friend, as always warmest wishes to you and your exceptional kindness, joyful soul and magnificent blessings you bestow upon your readers with your own insightful and brilliant verses. Proclaims I, that have thus benefited so deeply and so often."
Date: 10/14/2018 1:46:00 PM
Hi Robert, again your creative pen does sing its excellence. In you the true art of poetry does reside. You sing forever from the heart. An impressive write my friend, the images paint the canvas of my mind so easily. No matter the emotion Robert, you hit it spot on my friend. The heart sings in many different ways my friend. However yours does sing at the time, your words always express deep emotion. May your pen ever run gold. Have a wonderful Sunday. Your friend always....Mike. A Fave
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/15/2018 3:13:00 PM
Mike my wonderful friend, may your immense creative talents forever gift your offerings to we that are fortunate enough to read your poems. May your pen never fail in expressing your poetic heart's great truths..
Date: 10/14/2018 9:13:00 AM
Karma will make the predator pay.. Deep an emotive poem... Great to see you still writing so well..
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Date: 10/15/2018 3:11:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Karma is real and Time is its staunch ally. As always a joy to see your visit to my page.
Date: 10/14/2018 9:07:00 AM
Eloquent wisdom my friend xomo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/15/2018 3:09:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Your reading and your comment means much to this old and too oft tired poet.
Date: 10/14/2018 8:46:00 AM
Another fine piece from the treasure trove. Great poem, as all the rest.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 10/15/2018 3:08:00 PM
Thank you my great friend. So glad you liked this one.