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Remembering the dead

I still remember you
your slow descent into alcohol
though memories have all but faded
through the vague fogged window of my mind
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Sitting there in the corner armchair
slouched in your quiet repose
like you were one with the weathered fabric
shrouded in misery, always alone
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Watching that old pendulum swing
in perfect timing, like it spoke
that ancient counter of life
in tandem with the secret language of the clock
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Drifting away on an ocean grey cloud
of pluming cigarette smoke
that blank faraway look in your eyes
awaiting your next escape


Was it from now? from reality or yourself perhaps?
 

I will never forget that moment
when the old time battered clock gave out
and silence poured around the empty room
when your life finally lost its chime 
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Cice Rivera 8 months ago
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Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
Fine
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Sue Picano More than 1 year ago
oh how I relate to this
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Balogun Joseph More than 1 year ago
the mood is well captured in your diction. there is the effective use imagery, apt descriptions. this poem presents a pitiable picture of the poet persona. the essential rhythm is not lost . pass for me as quite imaginative
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Bryana Rivera More than 1 year ago
Continue please ! This was great
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Joseph Pribyl More than 1 year ago
The programming code made it difficult to read smoothly.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Doina Mican More than 1 year ago
As always, well done!
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
Ah, here is Doina... Great to talk to you again my friend. I'm glad you liked this piece. I hope you had a great Christmas.
Doina Mican More than 1 year ago
:))) Yes, I stop by after 8 month and I have a great surprise to read your wonderful poem. Thank you, my Christmas was wonderful, xoxo!
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
george simons More than 1 year ago
thats deep
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Solea Leon 6 months ago
Can feel this.
Cice Rivera 8 months ago
www.cicerivera.com
I shared on twitter!
Yudi Shah 7 months ago
great
ARUN MAZUMDER 3 months ago
fine
Henry Lembulesiko More than 1 year ago
Deep and well written
Joyce Anthappen 11 months ago
Well commented
Larry Valorozo More than 1 year ago
Good work, there is life in your literary genre.
Joyce Anthappen More than 1 year ago
NICE
Jessica Leupitz 4 months ago
Like this a lot, the thought given to detail made it really easy to picture in my mind.
lucid loon More than 1 year ago
effort
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
Thank you
Teena Milgate More than 1 year ago
The flow was slow, nice effort.
Janice Brown 11 months ago
No one wants to loose a lovef ed one
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