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I would like to thank Robert Lindley for kindly making me aware that this poem was posted with the incorrect form.  I would like to apologize to everyone for this and for the sake of those who entered the contest my deepest apologies and hope that it would not have changed the contest outcome.  I would gladly remove it from the placement list if I could (if someone knows how please tell me).  Thank you everyone.


Yesterday, your beauty enamored me,
     your whispered touch      so soft against my skin,
          your face glowing like sun beams on the sea.
Why did you fill my soul with such chagrin?

Today, you linger only as wisps of 
     fragrant memories and lost lonely love
          that haunt me      and taunt me      throughout my day.
Why did you have to leave and go away?

Tomorrow, brings sorrow of you unkissed.
     As time turtles on      you will move along,
          without the thought of knowing I exist.
Why are my feelings about you so strong?

Yesterday with beckoned promise we met.
     Today we dance in a strange pirouette.
          Tomorrow the sun will refuse to shine
never knowing that you could have been mine.

Lost in your world of ever changing hue,
white to blue,      no one can ever know you.



10/20/15

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Date: 11/29/2015 7:04:00 AM
PERFECT!!!
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Date: 11/28/2015 8:51:00 AM
ADDING THIS POEM TO MY FAV LIST MY FRIEND. Exceptional poetry, pm on the way. A7
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James Inman
Date: 11/28/2015 10:13:00 AM
Robert, again thank you.
Date: 11/24/2015 2:05:00 AM
James Congs, Elegant and Nice Poem right here and allover I loved it, Nice write
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James Inman
Date: 11/24/2015 9:05:00 AM
Thank you so much Bryan.
Date: 11/23/2015 11:22:00 AM
A beautifully written sonnet, with a haunting quality to it. I like it! Congrats on your win, James! Love, Kim
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James Inman
Date: 11/24/2015 9:03:00 AM
Haunting quality, I like your description. Thank you Kim.
Date: 11/21/2015 6:11:00 PM
Congratulations James.
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James Inman
Date: 11/24/2015 9:01:00 AM
Nayda you much, Nayda.
Date: 11/21/2015 8:02:00 AM
..."as time turtles on"....vivid description of the lonely hours. Congrats on the win James, well done.
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James Inman
Date: 11/21/2015 1:21:00 PM
Thank you John.
Date: 11/21/2015 6:49:00 AM
I loved the last couplet, the whole poem well done, grats on your winner
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James Inman
Date: 11/21/2015 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Casarah. I'm glad to hear your comment. I was concerned about that couplet.
Date: 11/21/2015 4:19:00 AM
I am sorry I missed this when posted, but thanks to your win...I'm saving it. Congrats, James.
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James Inman
Date: 11/21/2015 7:58:00 AM
Thanks for the nice comment, Lin.
Date: 11/20/2015 11:22:00 PM
Congrats on ur awesome win with this superb poetry James!
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James Inman
Date: 11/21/2015 7:45:00 AM
Thank you Dr. Sharma, thanks for reading it.
Date: 11/20/2015 10:51:00 PM
Hi, James, Congratulations on your wonderful OCTOBER win. I'm inviting you in hopes you enjoy my blog "I am the Pen" wrapping up October and its late winners :( Thank you so much for supporting my contest. Forever & Ever **SKAT**
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James Inman
Date: 11/21/2015 7:44:00 AM
Thanks, SKAT, for another wonderful contest and thanks for the invite. I'll see you there.
Date: 10/22/2015 12:51:00 AM
I just keep marveling at how well you write, Ralph. Truly you have a gift for this and I love this poem. A SEVEN!
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James Inman
Date: 10/26/2015 2:53:00 PM
Thank you Andrea, you are always sweet to me.
Date: 10/21/2015 8:17:00 AM
James, this is so beautifully penned, I love it 7, and thanks for visiting my poem, Halloween Moon ~~
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James Inman
Date: 10/21/2015 10:30:00 AM
Thank you, BW.
Date: 10/20/2015 9:46:00 PM
james, you really went in with this....as I read I just reminisce....about all the Beauties of my Life I sit and ponder....you will inspire me tomorrow is my greatest wonder....great write
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James Inman
Date: 10/20/2015 10:26:00 PM
Very kind of you Eric. Thank you.
Date: 10/20/2015 2:15:00 PM
I had a lump in my throat reading this stunning sonnet James - such an emotional write ... must say I love the turtle time line :-) hugs Jan xx7
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James Inman
Date: 10/20/2015 3:18:00 PM
Thank you, Jan.
Date: 10/20/2015 10:07:00 AM
This is so well written, James. No physical pain can match the ache of a broken heart. Love flows and ebbs like the tide. I like the line, "As time turtles on..." Life seems to stop when a heart grows cold. I like this one very very much. Thanks for sharing your emotions.
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James Inman
Date: 10/20/2015 12:39:00 PM
Thank you Lin.