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Poems :  Still Alive
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Still Alive

Once the lightest snowfall comes
That clings to roofs and lawns
Like the silk slip clung to your hips,
The summer is over, completely gone.
We remember what never happened,
And because the years go in a circle
We think our lives do,
When what they really do is unwind
Like a twisted thread,
Frequently changing direction.

Though we yearn for it all winter,
Its a new summer that comes--
Not the old one.
We think when the summer returns
Things will be like they were,
But once its gone, its gone forever.

I thought I might not even last
Until the springtime came,
To wander through the woods again
(Dull and gray)
Suddenly to come upon
A patch of painted trilliums--
Broad leaves pointed on their stems,
White faces lined with pink--
Under hardwoods not yet green,
Newly sprung, as yet unseen.

But the winter I survived,
Another spring to roam.
I watched the leaves turn green again,
My heart was set on summer,
And I've written down this poem.
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KarlaBardanza
Posted: 2010/10/19 14:21  Updated: 2010/10/19 14:21
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 Re: Still Alive
Lovely piece.


Karla B

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John
Posted: 2010/10/19 17:20  Updated: 2010/10/19 17:20
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 Re: Still Alive
Thanks Karla
I appreciate your encouragment.

How can I edit this? I got messed up when typing the title...

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TrabisDeMentia
Posted: 2010/10/19 22:21  Updated: 2010/10/19 22:21
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 Re: Still Alive
Hi John, there are 2 links(images) on the right side of the title bar, one for edit(yellow), one for delete(red cross).

Welcome to world-poems!

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John
Posted: 2010/10/20 0:25  Updated: 2010/10/20 0:25
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 Re: Still Alive
Thank-you for the info and the welcome.
I found the link and made the changes I wanted.
Much appreciated

\\John

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Tessy
Posted: 2010/10/25 12:46  Updated: 2010/10/25 12:46
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 Re: Still Alive
Yes, the important thing is never giving up the summer... even knowing there might be none, let alone the same...

I loved the poem... true and life.

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John
Posted: 2010/10/25 21:59  Updated: 2010/10/25 21:59
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 Re: Still Alive
Thank-you, Tessy, for reading and commenting
I was thinking that life goes on--
Things keep changing--nothing is ever exactly the way it was,
But we keep on writing poems anyway--
What else?

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Byronic
Posted: 2010/10/29 22:51  Updated: 2010/10/29 22:51
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 Re: Still Alive
nice poem....it is true we never can go back but it is nice that we do get another summer though free will and change make it different. Joe

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John
Posted: 2010/10/30 0:17  Updated: 2010/10/30 0:17
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Thank-you Joe
Things are always changing
Its so great to get another summer

Thank-you for reading and commenting

\\John

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Posted: 2012/11/18 16:21  Updated: 2012/11/18 16:21
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Joy_in_Glens_Falls
Posted: 2016/4/24 17:56  Updated: 2016/4/24 17:56
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RE: "STILL ALIVE"
Absolutely beautiful... and so touching!
So very true. Surviving is wonderful! :)
Joy

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