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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    THE LAND OF “USED TO BE”

    In the land of ‘Used To Be‘,
    beside the lake of ‘Nevermore‘,
    I find you in my memory,
    as vibrant as before.

    Tresses waving on your back,
    curling ringlets grace your brow,
    soft midnight locks of sable black,
    that haunt me even now.

    Lips as red as cherry wine,
    O would that I could taste once more,
    and then turn back the hands of time,
    to where they stood before.

    Youth and beauty would return,
    we’d love and laugh forever more,
    but Fate, that dream, sadly will spurn,
    to leave me as before.

    You, shall remain in ‘Used To Be’,
    and I, in ‘Here And Now’.
    Never again, a ‘you and me’,
    for Fate will not allow.

    Sartor
    Oct. 2007


    Posted By Sartor | Oct 18, 2007
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    JolieH JPiC Contributor

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    Lovely lament Sartor,

    I like the tradition lyric and rhyme. I especially liked this stanza:

    "Lips as red as cherry wine,
    O would that I could taste once more,
    and then turn back the hands of time,
    to where they stood before."

    The last line is interesting because of its amiguity. I'm sure you did that on purpose or you might have said " to where they were before."


    Posted By JolieH | Oct 18, 2007
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    Sartor JPiC Contributor

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    Thanks Jolie...........within our minds, memories, remain sweet and sour, joyful and sad, hot and cold. Through them we may relive again our youth, our successes and our failures. Some we bury deep into our subconsciousness to never again bring forth to relive, others lie close to the surface for instant recall and in between, free floating like the billions of stars in the cosmos, are the memories of every deed, every thought, every sensation, every emotion and every word we have ever spoken. Memory is both the enlightenment and the despair of all mankind.


    Posted By Sartor | Oct 19, 2007
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    Mysty JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    Ahhh Sartor ...... you speak the Use to be so well ....... You too have regrets hmm?

    These lines ...... Sighs...... beautiful and such longing. Oh but if only yesterdays were tomorrows. Excellent write Sartor.

    Mysty


    Posted By Mysty | Oct 31, 2007
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