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I Can Tell You
by Regis Auffray

Friday, May 20, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I know I am starting to "sound" redundant. I can't help it. It's more than I am.

I Can Tell You

I can tell you
Almost to the moment
Since it is branded on my brain
(I can still see
your carefree wave
your smile
as you tell me all will be well
two years
an eternity ago)
Then it happened
As you walked away winking
The sun began to burn too brightly
Blinded my eyes
Scorched my skin
The moon’s smile
Turned into a sneer
Scaring the stars
To barely pale appearance
Birds ceased their singing
Flowers faded wilting
Butterflies fluttered to the ground
Like lively colorful
Dead leaves
That did not want to die
Raindrops’ soothing touch
Started stinging
Offered no rainbow
The sky lost its being there
For me
The color was wrong and still is
Dawn got confused
With dusk
I can tell you
It all happened
When the brightness
Of you
On the screen of my life
Faded to black
Your music ended
Leaving only an aching echo
In my soul
And flashes of you
Behind my eyes

It seems that all
Are getting up to leave

But me
I cannot

© 2005 Regis Auffray 
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/10/2014
Sitting outside, I noticed, not butterflies, it's like they left this place. The sad side of this poem hit me hard, I've been through it,
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/6/2010

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 10/7/2009
Wow! Another stunning piece. I love the sudden change of subjective perception as soon as that inner glow dissipates due to love walking out the door. Magnificent!
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 8/5/2009
My goodness, who is this person that has hurt you so deeply? I hope you do not mind me asking. Your verses are so powerful , and I so admire your talent it hurts me to hear about your misfortunes.
Ton amie qui t'apprecie beaucoup.
Amour et paix,
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/14/2009
Very powerful, Regis. All these wonderful things turn dark as the heart breaks. I love your description of the moon...the sneer. Also the butterflies/leaves. One of my favorites from you:) Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 7/29/2008
I decided to delve into some of your past poetry, Regis, and I'm glad I did. This is such a beautiful and poignant piece that perfectly conveys the feelings of lost love and togetherness. I'm afraid it's too familiar at times, but it's also a lovely thing. So, even though it has its sad side, you uplifted me anyway...Jerry
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/9/2008
...'Two years yesterday tomorrow an eternity ago'....'Dead leaves that did not want to die'....'The sky lost its being there for me'...'Your music ended leaving only an aching echo in my soul and flashes of you'.... MOST TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Manes Pierre, Ph.D. 8/7/2005
Bonjour Regis!

If Voltaire were alive today, he would have said, "French is my language, but love is Regis' language." Your poem is definitely a piece of piece of art. Well conveyed!


Manes Pierre
Reviewed by Crystal-Rain Love 6/12/2005
This means so much to me.... beautiful work, Regis.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 6/12/2005
Redundancy is perfection in the making- YOur heart healing in it's own time and place Reg. BE Happy and WEll- Love this - Love this- so full of feeling- YOur feelings in there deepest form- Thank YOU - I love ALL I see and feel here. Many Tight HuGs 2 U Reg. Lady,SheeeOXO...
Reviewed by Helen Downey 6/7/2005
Sometimes the pain from a loss is only harboured in the deepest corners of our subconscious only to submerge if just from the smell of a single flower. I feel the pain and saddness from your words. Great job Regis!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/28/2005
It seems that all
Are getting up to leave
But me
I cannot

..I hear ya Regis..been there done the rate I'm going I'll be having that repetitive scenario...sigh
insightful piece indeed.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 5/27/2005
Wonderful write Regis!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 5/26/2005
Wow! Such deepness and internal yearning, love. Impressive art and verse.
Love you,
Reviewed by andrea coltman 5/25/2005
And you did tell, so expressively, Regis, a real heart string wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 5/25/2005
<The moon’s smile
Turned into a sneer
Scaring the stars>

Wow! Regis, don't how you got this together, but it sure is a wonderful poem...lovely,
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 5/24/2005
Touching, sad...such a declaration of love not yet fading.

Memories have a way of pouncing back into the unwilling mind.

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi 5/24/2005
So nostalgic ... but so beautiful!!! Keep on living!!!

God bless, Regis,

Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 5/24/2005

This is a movie you've written and I feel I've
just watched instead of reading it.
Really good!!!

Reviewed by Judith Pleasant 5/24/2005
This poem says much about your feelings. It tells of pain, sadness, and tears- but it ends with you still having hope. Never leaving- never giving up. That is good.
Love and Blessings,
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 5/23/2005
OMG this is so reminiscent of what I feel too right now, I call it my freeze frame of mind, it hurts, it numbs, it teaches..
Love and peace to you Regis
Reviewed by jude forese 5/22/2005
yep ... sometimes we seem to get caught up in a still picture frame of what means the most to us ... excellent poem, Regis ... thanx for sharing this passionate and insightful poem ...
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 5/22/2005
Beautiful Regis, and so sad....

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 5/22/2005
Very beautiful, Regis
it feels very sad.
love and peace
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/22/2005
This reminds me a bit of E.B.B.'s "How do I love thee..." only you've penned it in your own special way. Beautiful, Regis...

Reviewed by Paul Williams 5/22/2005
Emotionally moving and superbly expressed, this is you at your poetical best Regis excellent my friend.

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/22/2005
super and a joy to read, no we can't leave physically REg.but hopefully mentally we can deal
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/21/2005
The Whole Idea Is Not to Look Back, But To Enjoy Good Of That What Could Have Been Can With Another,i.e. Experience Is Not Only It Best Teacher It Was Is Still Your Preacher...

I Stopped Looking, Seeking,Thinking Simply Because What I Seek Is Not In Or Of This Physical World--It's Hell but,I Can Suffer(Pain) Little Longer Than!!

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/21/2005
I don't see the redundancy, all I see is a man crying out for that which he cannot have, though I may be wrong in my interpretation...none the matter, I still love to read any and all postings by a certain French gentleman in beautiful Canada...Peace friend Regis, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 5/21/2005
excellent expressed!
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 5/21/2005
This is chilling. Leaves questions: Did she die? Leave you and make you think she was coming back until she winked? Have you had a lot of death and you cannot follow your loved ones? Or are they all off to new things and you're stuck/ Don't answer. My mind loves playing with these things. Good job
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/21/2005
Totally knockout, Regis, and a pulsating, finger-on-the-button write as always. You have an amazing ability to be able to capture the quintessence of a special moment and to freeze-frame it with your own brand and stamp of authentication. Especially in the case of what you are describing here. The lines "It seems that all Are getting up to leave But me I cannot" just totally blow me away: you sound like me - if I am "stuck in the moment", I can't believe how others can be just "getting on with life". The burning retina/eye thing really strikes a chord, too. Scintillating as always, but I am so sorry for your pain. "Goodbye" is not a word I am good with at the best of times... it is even worse when the parting is not equally balanced and felt. BIG HUGS!! lol kATE XX
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/21/2005

Some exceptionally heartwrending lines in your beautiful, poignant write...keep ever looking forward, and know you're in my prayers.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 5/21/2005
Beautiful REgis, and i too agree with Ed...
your writings...especially these last few I can feel you beginning to heal, even if you do not realize it...

Sing praise to God for the gift he has given you...

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/21/2005
You have a real way of expressing yourself, Regis.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/21/2005
outstanding poetry, mon ami! c'est magnifique!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(

you are always in my prayers!
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 5/21/2005
Well done, Regis, well done!
Reviewed by George Jackson 5/21/2005
Thank you for sharing this, Regis. Beautiful work.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/21/2005
This leaves me collapsed and empty, Regis, as I feel the change that has left a hole in your soul. It feels so much like a death that has taken away the breath of your spirit. We all must trudge onward. Excellent writing!
Take care,
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 5/21/2005
"Your music ended..."

Sheer poetry, Regis... a simple expression with huge impact! You need not preface as you have up there, for you are among "your own" here and Ed's correct... the healing process, for we who write, begins with scraping our gut and putting it into words. This is one of your best from a poetry standpoint AND from a human one. katy xox
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/21/2005
Leaving only an aching echo
In my soul

Such an ache needs to be penned for the healing process to begin, and you've penned it extremely well, Regis.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/21/2005
You've captured the pain and longing
in a very visual way. It helps to
get it out and love is either joy
or sorrow.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/21/2005
Oh Regis, I think at one point or another we all have felt the pain you so eloquently expressed here. If we have not then we have never truly loved.

Reviewed by George Carroll 5/21/2005
Out of the ashes the Phoenix rose.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/21/2005
a moving write, regis; well done. life's "seasoning process" can make one want to dive for cover...
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/21/2005
Deep and powerful. Regis I deeply feel the real pain your soul is undergoing but the only thing I can say is Let it pass like a shadow and rebuild life with a renewed vigor.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/20/2005
Oh this reveal the depth of the deepest pain..and I think to some extent I can relate to this most deeply felt oiece Regis!!

A person as pure of heart as you should never have felt like this!!

BIG hugs and warmest love to you my dear friend!!

Maybe one day we will understand WHY!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by J.C. Brinson-Untiet 5/20/2005
Fantastic. I do love the way you write. Your getting better with each poem. Keep it up. Love it. JC
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/20/2005
This one stings with the reality of loss. Fantastic capture of this emotion.
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 5/20/2005
Regis This is Such a deep and moving poem. So true of the emotions felt. It is beautiful. each line is so moving and touching.
Magnificent Reg.xo
Thank you
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/20/2005
Regis, I don't think I've ever heard it expressed so well!
This tears the heart to shreds,especially when we can remember
similar feelings;-)My heart goes out to you. Perhaps it's time
to turn the page! Start a new one...

Love and Peace,
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 5/20/2005
I do not think this is redundant but an honest emotion filled write. You did this in fine style.
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 5/20/2005
This burns with angst and passion. There aren't too many among us that haven't felt this at one point in our lives...remembering. Incredible write Regis my friend...Michelle
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 5/20/2005
Wow, this puts me in another place. Too, too real. I feel as if I'm in the twilight zone... Good stuff Regis.

Janet xoxoxo

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