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All The Things You Are
by Addie Williams & Katie Fairchild

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I hear that old song
"All The Things You Are"
On an old scratched record.
How long ago was it
That it said it all
For me?
And, I wished -
Forty-five years
At least.
And now I know
That the image
In my mind
When it was my prayer
Is ravelled frayed,
Chewed
By Time.
No longer
My heart palpitates -
It is cool -
My eyes open, tho opaque.
But there's
A sense
Of
Drama
In
This life,
And I am
In it -
A star -
Faded
Exploited
To null.
Yet, I feel
The rapture
That was
When I was
There -
Dewey eyed
And nave.
Play on!


Addie W. Williams


 .April 5, 1983

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Reviewed by PAULA LESLIE (Reader) 2/3/2005
When you are young, you think about "all the things you are" so carefree with not a worry in the world. Then as you get older you begin to wonder if you have loved enough, prayed enough, lived enough, been good enough to others with more sincere thought. This is my interpretation of Addie's beautiful words. A spiritual and inner thought that we should pnder before it's too late to give all you can of your heart.
Reviewed by Nila Jamier 1/26/2005
This is so well written a wonderful poem.
Reviewed by Joshua Miller (Reader) 1/26/2005
She was obviously a great poet!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/26/2005
I like to hear the old songs too and have a beautiful memories of them.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 1/26/2005
This is impactful and effective. Thank you for posting it.
Chanti
Reviewed by Sue Hess 1/26/2005
another jewel



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