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  Three Dreamers
by Sara L Russell
Thursday, September 22, 2005
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Part one of several "poems of regret" featured in Poetry Life & Times Sept. 2005

Three Dreamers

The edge of an emotion's blade
Twists silently behind a smile,
As pallid duties come to fade
And reverie returns the while.
The inner eye looks back, to feed
On memories, through mists of green,
Through jealous pangs of aching need
For If and What and Might-Have-Been.

The tug of unappeased regret
Good times remembered in 3-D,
When all that had not happened yet
Spat on the past's redundancy,
For those we'll never see again
And those we wish we'd never seen,
Mysteriously must remain
With If and What and Might-Have-Been.

If and What and Might-Have-Been
Went drinking on a wasted night,
To watch, high on a plasma screen,
A universe of dying light
And every star shone with remorse
For things not done a different way,
For lives that opened the wrong doors,
For precious chances thrown away.

Relentless mockeries of days
Repentless cruelties of fate
Etched deep in the three dreamers' gaze
With all solutions found too late
And every coil of DNA
Unravelling, un-mourned, unseen;
All structure came to melt away
For If and What and Might-Have-Been.

For everyone who would be free
And anyone who ever pined
If life has but one certainty,
It is that time has no rewind.
For each new plan without a flaw
Another blows to smithereens,
The past is not there any more;
Save for the ghosts of Might-Have-Beens.

© Sara L. Russell, 31/8/05, 21:07pm
illustration by Sara Russell, Sept 23rd 2005.

The If is the masked man with the question mark on
his mask, the What is the tentacled being, the Might Have Been is the baby.

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Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 12/18/2005
Good poem. The past can be redundant...if we pay close attention to it.
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop 12/3/2005
a bit more angst this version than eliot's, the notes add
significantly to the content, it is hard to understand that our merest
action otherwise, could have changed the universe to not the one in which we find ouselves, hence undermining the notion of consquences following our actions or the reality of the present beyond its existance. beautifully written with many shades of meaning & hues of emmotion pervading it.
Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 9/29/2005
Enjoyed this, Sara. Lessons wrapped in poetry. I find myself with years feeling less and less wanting to turn back. The gift of age... wisdom.
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 9/24/2005

I am appluading, your verse and artwork are absolutely awesome in this piece! I am looking forward to reading the rest of this series!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/24/2005
There is wisdom in your verses, Sara. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you.

Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/23/2005

Forty lines of excellence to add value to the Major Art.
"Three Dreamers" flows and its contents warm the imagination.

I salute You, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/23/2005
Excellence. Your drawing marries up perfectly.
Intelligently written message...
Reviewed by Dale Clark 9/23/2005
This is excellent! Time can't be rewound
and the Might Have Beens add up. You've
captured the importance of making the
most of each day. It's the only thing that matters.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/23/2005

I love this. Excellent word usage. Nothing we can do of the " Might-Have-Beens. " Flowed beautifully can't wait to read more.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 9/22/2005

This one is very interesting. I like how you put the "If", and "What" and "Might Have Been". - A very thought-provoking piece!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

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