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Youth, Life, Love And Its Most Precious All

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Robert J. Lindley, 7-10-2018

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Total # Syllables: 240
Total # Words: 188

Note: On July 10th, 1978, a most beautiful and very precious soul that I loved so very true and deeply died in a car crash. Her death almost completely destroyed me and this is the first time I have ever mustered up the courage to write a poem about it. She was its " good *", - its greatest beauty* at that time in my life, its most - precious all*....
For 40 long years, I could not find the courage to sit to write this tribute to the memory of her sweet and kind soul.
I have now found such, because "family and love matters most", and I am now truly blessed with such a God given gift....

Youth, Life, Love And Its Most Precious All

When young, life was full of joy and great thrills
I recall that was how happiness feels,
a new toy a trip to the nearby park
birds singing, magical flight of a stark.
Ice cream served on a sweltering hot day
out of classroom watching a new school play,
Majestic day fishing, feet in the pond
our favorite movies, we were so fond!

Growing up, tremendous change had to come
too oft heartache became the rule of thumb,
Love gave its kiss and even sorrow too
in its realm, sweetest of desserts were new.
With such beauty and deep satisfaction
sometimes came the opposite reaction
truest of our sweet love, was denied-rejected
in pain hurt, we felt our soul was neglected!

In living through life, its good* and its bad
if wise, we could find depth of what we had,
love and sorrow are both needed to grow
happiness found, oft sorrow comes in tow.
Treasures great and small are in youthful past
best we embrace it and not run too fast
Through it all family, love matters most
without that, time was no more than burnt toast!

Robert J. Lindley, 7-10-2018



Poet's Note: On July 10th, 1978, a most beautiful and very precious soul that I loved so very true and deeply died in a car crash. Her death almost completely destroyed me and this is the first time I have ever mustered up the courage to write a poem about it. She was its " good *", - its greatest beauty* at that time in my life, its most - precious all*....
For 40 long years, I could not find the courage to sit to write this tribute to the memory of her sweet and kind soul.
I have now found such, because "family and love matters most", and I am now truly blessed with such a God given gift....

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Date: 7/15/2018 9:26:00 AM
Dear Robert, a meaningful and tenderly expressed tribute that shines with emotion as your heartfelt feelings flow with loving smoothness.. 'love and sorrow are both needed to grow' - such profound insight and beauty is expressed in your precious poetic lines, my wonderful and talented friend. Warmest wishes always and a fav! ~Susan
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Date: 7/12/2018 4:27:00 AM
A beautiful, heartfelt and touching tribute to your precious friend, Robert. I can feel your tender heart and your sorrow for your loss. I can imagine how difficult it would be to find the courage to write a tribute which is so meaningful, personal and close to your heart. As for the poem, it is a gem and a fav. Best wishes, my friend. T.J
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Date: 7/11/2018 10:30:00 PM
Love and sorrow are both needed to grow. How very true these words are, Robert. I enjoyed reading this great tribute to your friend.
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Date: 7/11/2018 2:41:00 PM
A tender tribute Robert, love flows from every word. A pleasure to read you today my friend, keep well. xomo
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Date: 7/11/2018 8:07:00 AM
Oh what a lovely poem you wrote Robert...Feelings flow like a waterfall, clear and clean...I like it...All the best my friend
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