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  Farewell to Seventeen
by Joyce Sterling Scarbrough
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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A poem written in conjunction with my novel, Different Roads


Once upon a teenaged dream

A lifetime ago when we were young

We did some exploring and discovered each other

But we got lost before we were done


So close yet so far for such a long time

Our lives progressed differently

But so many times in so many ways

I heard your heart calling to me


But I belonged to another and he was my whole world

I'd made promises I had to keep

And the funny thing is, as much as I love him

I couldn't stay away from you in my sleep


I'd dream of your lips and your touch I'll admit

So vivid I'd wake tasting your kiss

But sometimes I'd dream only of you making me laugh

And I'd cry for the laughter we'd missed


But for all of my dreams, I know it was best

We were both given gifts precious beyond compare

And though neither of us would trade the lives that we have

Neither can I pretend I don't care


So I hope you'll think of me when you hear those old songs

Or wake up hot in the middle of the night

And you remember my hands on your moist, heated skin

Embracing seventeen with all of our might


Because I'll see your face when I close my eyes

And sometimes I might even pretend

That it's you in my arms when I make love every night

To the man with whom life I will spend


So over the years as the memories fade

Keep one thought tucked safely away

No matter what you do or where you may go

Someone thinks of you every single day


And maybe someday when we're old and alone

We'll find each other once again

And we'll do more exploring and maybe discover

It's not too late for us to begin


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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 9/4/2006
Reading "Farewell to seventeen" resurrected memories and feelings that I had buried many years ago. I hadn't thought of those years or rather hadn't allowed myself to think about those memories for a long time. A poem well written.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/4/2006
Well done...
Reviewed by Debra Conklin 5/14/2004
Poignant and touching. Well done.
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 8/31/2003

So open and wonderful! All about the choices in life. We all make them and you have written about them with an opneness that is very hard for most of us! Great job.

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