Monday, August 8, 2011

To Get Here.

Someone told me, faces will fade. 
After so many years -- two, or three, or five,
you won't remember. And he was right.

I can barely see through the static, that was
always there between lives, interference.

Yet age has cleared, not cataracted
my eyes growing younger in years, and they would
choose again, what they chose before,

to get here.

24 comments:

  1. I can relate to that - nice one Erin.

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  2. :-) Time heals and renews. Good to see the poet back on her feet.
    sgb

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  3. I don't understand anything. should be something philosophical because of the comments I see.

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  4. Really enjoyed the poem. It is nice when you end up where you are supposed to...younger from when you started :-)

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  5. Sanders - It is lovely...and surprising. Thanks!

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  6. Don't eat the wax, Inkant

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  7. Inkant, the cheese is good though!

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  8. Yes, you can only get here now, by way of back then...

    well said, Erin.

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  9. Doug - That's the rub of things, eh? Many thanks...

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  10. "I can barely see through the static"

    :)

    Love tuning in to your wavelength Erin. Who told you?

    Best,
    Andy

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  11. I've read this several times and I just keep smiling.

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  12. Andy - Thank you...and I'm so glad you tune in! :) Ah, twas an old fishing friend of mine who told me. A good man.

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  13. I am convinced that to get to where we are one could only have traveled through the places where we've been. No other routes get us here. Those regrets and opportunities passed by would have led to different places and made us different people. I think what you're seeing is wisdom. Only gained through time, perspective, and the pains and joys of daily life. Very nice poem.

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  14. Steve - Thank you...and while I don't feel wise, I do feel perspective. Thanks for your thoughts, they're right on.

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  15. Oh so beautiful Erin! Love your poetry.

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