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  Silent Salute
by Regina Pounds
Friday, January 08, 2010
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...on a wintry night

They say, Life goes on
And so it does
But as twilight descends
Shadows darken
To the memories left
Of loved Ones long gone:
Father's hands at work
Ever filling canvas after canvas
With creations of beauty
Well after eye sight began to fail
Mother's hands never idle
Never failing to offer comfort
Her mind shrewd to the end
Sister's laughter, hearty and loud
Her brilliant gentian eyes hiding
Her critical thoughts
But not her passionate soul
Grandparents in their garden
Cucumber salad fragrant with dill
He weeding and tending flowers
She hanging wet laundry
To dry beneath the blue sky
The First Doggie
A wonderful pet
Companion on walks
Through the city, into the park
The Second Dog, a Shepherd
Of intelligence and loyalty
Hard to compare
As darkness falls
The visions fade
The moon, the stars
Shine upon a saddened face
Raised to their eternal presence...
They witnessed it all
The laughter, the smiles
The struggles, the cares
They've remained aloof
Yet there, with their promise
Of yesterdays turning into morrows.
Spirits float upon silvery clouds
Snow draws a chill blanket
Over roofs, over lawns
Day belongs to the living
But at midnight the great Owl watches
From his seat on the old oak's branch
He rules the night.
With respect, I salute him
As I salute those who rule my thoughts.


copyright 2010 RDP


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Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/17/2011
Truly beautifulwork filled with the cream of imagery. I love the images this left me of yesterdays gone by.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/7/2011
Wow! This was a warm and cosy trip down memory lane with you....memories are so very precious! This touched me very deeply....for I too have only memories left of precious loved ones long gone....

Thank you
Reviewed by Russ Okamura 6/2/2010
Your work is always poetry in motion, artful and descriptive, touching to the heart and most of all REAL!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 3/27/2010
Lots of tasty poetic flavor, flowing in this poem.

Best wishes
Reviewed by Angela Ciero 2/20/2010
What a beautiful poem of life. This has so much meaning.
God Bless!
Reviewed by L. Figgins 1/29/2010
Oh what memories this wrought! Imagery and emotion blended so beautifully in this intelligent and pensive poetry. Fine work...Lin
Reviewed by Leslie Hoffman 1/26/2010
Lovely...emotionally moving and visually beautiful. ~leslie
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/18/2010
a moving tribute; i know the feeling well...
blessings, poetess,
Reviewed by Leslie Garcia 1/16/2010
"aloof/Yet there..." So much so, Gina--powerful language and something that we all surely come to experience.

All my best,
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/12/2010
great expressive verse on life Gina, happy new year my dear poetess, cheers
Reviewed by John Domino 1/11/2010
Unique! Just like the author! A work of art.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/11/2010
One of the best poems I've read ever. I felt this one deep in my soul. The images are perfect the emotion tangible. Top shelf
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 1/9/2010
"As I salute those who rule my thoughts."
I Love the entire essence of this poetic expression
& also this closing line so stunning
as I too also salute
and value the vast distances of inspirations arriving
to thoughts...
Dancing with Thoughts...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/8/2010
As darkness falls
The visions fade
The moon, the stars
Shine upon a saddened face
Raised to their eternal presence...

Truly a compelling write that reaches deeply into my soul, Gina. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/8/2010
There is your all in this most beautiful rendition, it touches all that is dear to most, in a whispy and spiritual fashion, light and dark, joyful and sad, life in a basket covered in dark violets.
A richly woven fabric of life, from your very own quill, well done!!!Hugs! Jasmin Horst
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