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Yesterday and Today


Alone, the house in sadness stood
Beside the green and piney wood
Should tell its secrets if it could
Old memories now gone for good
Our sojourn here so very brief
No marks upon the landscape keep
The vines of time relentless creep
For  yesterdays we vainly weep
The ticking clock a quiet thief

Now only echoes down the hall
The voices soft of seasons call 
Red roses  scent I still recall
And pumpkin growing in the fall
No changing rhythms of the tide
In this days measure we must dwell
For new stories we have yet to tell
And hear the ring of tomorrow's bell
But keep the memories deep inside



Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/15/2014 9:00:00 AM
A fantastic write my friend.. Congrats on your win!
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Date: 9/15/2014 7:41:00 AM
WOW, I am lost for words. This poem is so good I can only say I love it. I wanted to put down a couple sentences I especially love and realized I love them all. Beautifully done Barbara/
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Barbara Gorelick
Date: 9/15/2014 8:12:00 AM
Thank you so much. Means a lot to me that you like it. Ive been struggling lately, my muse is hiding..lol. BG
Date: 9/15/2014 1:30:00 AM
Very entertaining piece, congrats on the win, Barb
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Date: 9/14/2014 11:45:00 PM
Brought a smile to my face. Congrats on your win
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Date: 9/14/2014 9:49:00 PM
Hi Barbara, this first place ought to bring a smile to your face, congrats!
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Date: 8/29/2014 8:02:00 AM
Yes! Wonderful! I unreservedly love it. Paul
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Date: 8/24/2014 6:38:00 PM
Barbara Very nicely done. Allan
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Date: 8/20/2014 10:23:00 PM
Dear BG: What can I say? Wonder-full piece of writing. Very nice tints of melancholy and hope intertwined with fortitude. All my best wishes, Barbara. Leon
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Date: 8/20/2014 7:35:00 PM
Really lovely poem Barbara the flow of the rhythm is absolutely perfect, so easy to read, take care...............Vera..........
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Date: 8/20/2014 8:47:00 AM
No my dear age has nothing to so wid anything when u r still young at heart! N u really r believe me Barbara ! Just emotions n great expression is what u hv!
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Date: 8/20/2014 8:37:00 AM
Our sojourn here so very brief,, nicely penned Barbara! Yes we ought to hear the ring of tomorrow while we keep memories deep within ! Love it my friend!
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Barbara Gorelick
Date: 8/20/2014 8:42:00 AM
Thank you my dear. For some reason Im nostalgic lately..age I guess...lol.
Date: 8/20/2014 5:46:00 AM
Dear BG, I get pretty nostalgic when I see the vacant homes of yesterday's families. But you're right - we have to focus on the future. My fave line is "The ticking clock a quiet thief." Indeed it is. Let's travel before it's too late! Love, Carolyn
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Barbara Gorelick
Date: 8/20/2014 8:41:00 AM
That's my favorite line too..I was thinking I should just take that line and write another piece. Hope all is well..please mail me about your health..
Date: 8/20/2014 4:16:00 AM
Excellent imagery write. Enjoyed. Tfs
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Date: 8/20/2014 2:03:00 AM
Incredible imagery - I love the lines For new stories we have yet to tell And hear the ring of tomorrow's bell But keep the memories deep inside. Am favouriting this write:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Barbara Gorelick
Date: 8/20/2014 8:39:00 AM
Thanks so much..I am such a ninny about meter..still not sure I got it right. So glad you liked it.
Date: 8/19/2014 11:52:00 PM
Memories had and to be made....hugs Tim
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Barbara Gorelick
Date: 8/20/2014 8:38:00 AM
Thanks Tim, this one took me forever to write. Glad you stopped by.