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Pasts Forgotten
by Ed Matlack
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So many questions, so few answers...

Pasts Forgotten...


How many times have I lived?

The same amount I did die,

Did I then do my best, or did I lie?

Does it matter now or did it then?

Will this life matter in my next ten?


Was I a king, or a prince or princess for that matter?

Did I kill or was I killed, my voice being stilled?

Was I a timekeeper, a baker, a blacksmith?

Did I enjoy my work, or was I a slave to the clock?

For that matter do I enjoy my work now, tic-toc?


Where did I reside, what country, what town did I die?

Was I remembered, forgotten or unknown, at that time?

Did I know then as I know now, how to rhyme?

Or did I just live and die with little fanfare, oh what a crime?


Do we all have the same problems above, all from a lack of love?

Or have we found within, that spark of light, that makes everything just right?

Questions upon questions upon queries,

No fact to back them up or bring about theories,

For without clairvoyance, we know not what came before, nor what will come,

We just plod along, with hopes that it is all not meaningless &/or boring…

                             © ed – 4/23/04




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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Keep prodding along as you say. We need to. I am prodding along reading your write and enjoying them so much. It is comforting to just browse, with having the TV on and finding the different poems I pick out. More fun to come in days ahead thanks to you. Mighty pleased to have found your den again and thanks for all the wondrous write. Travel far and keep going on.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Deep meaningful questions you asked Ed!!

I think I was a budgy in my former life.....thats why I still talk so much!!

Love Tinka
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