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When the sun sets on tomorrow...
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Friday, June 02, 2006
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...one from my youth


When the sun sets on the daytime


Iíll be a hundred miles away


Widening the gap of loneliness


Getting through an empty day


Listen to the hum of tires


The static on the radio


Memories keep me company


Lying to myself I know


Another night another greasy spoon


Another discount motel sleep


Better to run from yesterday


Then stay at home and only weep


Some say the highway is a killer


Others say a long lost friend


But when the sun sets on the daytime


Iíll find out where it all will end.


 


 


 



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Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 6/3/2006
Such loneliness it makes one ache!
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 6/3/2006
Oh Felix, such a sad and gripping write. I'm so glad I finally discovered the reference to your "youth". This is perhaps a highway we have all traveled...aching of emptiness and futility. You've managed to put it into such a neat, image inducing package.
Taylor
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 6/3/2006
Great rhyme and story line...
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 6/3/2006
Thank you Felix. This poem brings back many sad memories for me, so much so that it makes me cry. When the sun sets on my tomorrow, I will have been thrown away, abandoned, sad, melancholy, desperate to have fulfilled my life's goal, and alone. Even tho I have tried for many years to close the gap of loneliness, it has done no good. Even tho I have not one hateful bone in my body, my sisters and other relatives wish I didn't exist. When I look out of my window and see children laughing, and families together in the park, I just turn to my ever loyal friend, the computer, and talk with my online family, or write my poems and stories, to take my mind off of all the togetherness and happiness I have seen outside of my window. This poem reminds me of the one I wrote called "Why Does it Hurt To Smile?" I think I will repost that one too, because there are a lot of new authors who haven't read it. And really tho Felix...Why DOES IT HURT to smile?

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/2/2006
Deep shades of melancholy tint your well-mastered verses, Felix. This is a wonderful poem.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by jude forese 6/2/2006
philosophically sophisitcated and beautifully penned ...
Reviewed by Linda Roman 6/2/2006
I like this one very much... of course the highway can get lonely at times... nice job
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/2/2006
Filled with melancholic philosophy and bursting with beauty. An absolute wonderful write!
B&R
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/2/2006
Goodness me, Felix... your work is going from strength to strength and all your deep-stuff is maturing at the rate of knots. This is excellent and you should publish somewhere that will inspire all those young'uns who will feel this deeply, in the ways that you have done in the past. So glad it IS the past, though, and that your wheels spun on into a glorious new horizon of hope and a future. This genre, along with your sea-writes, is your golden vein I think. CONGRATULATIONS on the book!! :)) Well-deserved. Bless you, Kate xx
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/2/2006
Had me thinking of that old Hank Williams classic " I'm so Lonesome I could cry "...
I think we have all been there at some time Felix !
Peter
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 6/2/2006
This is a beautifully structured poem. Where are you off to Fee? Heading south? Will you make it to Dixie?

Susan
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/2/2006
i often turn to the highway when in turmoil, the endless miles seem to shrink whatever is bothering me. this really struck a note with me
Reviewed by Janet Parker 6/2/2006
Really, really good, Felix.
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 6/2/2006
Words of pure wisdom...Lovely how you captured all of it Fee..

Xxx dove
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