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  So Long Ago
by Janet P Caldwell
Saturday, July 02, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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We've all been here, haven't we???



So Long Ago

In the Spring of 64, he stood there

long and lean

right by my stop, we chatted

went to a tavern

and had a few beers.

He said that hed waited at the stop all

of these years

all of these years

We were both tired, so

we popped into a shop

down on Main street,

one that I forgot.

All of these years

all of these years.

As time progressed and we

loved a lot,

I found myself nail-less

eaten by rot.

Oh no, wont do that

cant do that, after

all of these years

all of these years.

So I headed out on my own

after all of these years

all of these years.

I turned right

walked a few steps left

and right again. I found myself

lost in a maze, all of these years

all of these years.

Oh no, wont do that

cant do that, after

all of these years

all of these years.

For there leaning against a post

the bearded man waved me over

after all of these years...



Janet Caldwell July 2,2005


 




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Reviewed by Ian Thorpe
Missed that one love, but them my trackers do not seem to be working 100% these days. Guess I will just have to spend more time here.
love you (again)
talk soon,
Ian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
And all these tears.

Ron
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
The repetition is quite effective here, Janet. Makes one think. Thanks for the comment on my recent poem. All good things, Dawn
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez

Good stuff of all that was and what what shouldn't be too!
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Cynthia Borris
Janet,

Memorable write.

Cynthia
Reviewed by Peter Paton
Depicts a delightful picture of nostalgia and memory that gladdens the heart
Peter
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Janet,

Beautiful memories of so long ago...well done! Flowed like a song--

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Theresa Koch
You have brought us down memory lane with you Janet..
Simply superb sonnet~`*
Reviewed by Robin Labenberg
Very nice write Janet..How is everything going??
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
ah, the tug of time... beautiful, Janet.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
good one
Reviewed by jude forese
a good poem brings the reader into the experience as you so have so vividly done ...
Reviewed by Robin Ouzman Hislop
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
I love the way you draw the reader into the emotion of the actions of the characters. Fantastic write!
Reviewed by Tracey Hardie
Janet... Excellent write...
Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader)
Yes, we've all been here, but you, like myself, remain 31 years old. You've got to believe.

Bob H
Reviewed by Paul Williams
Superb write Janet it oozes with memory and pathos but is sublime in it's impact...excellent.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
In All Its Pain You Are Still Here(Overcome) After All These Years_

Excellent...

TRASK
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Hi Janet,

Been a long time, miss reading you. I really like how you've worded this great piece.
Reviewed by C. J. Stevens
Simplicity merged with magic. A rhythmic metaphor of life. This is a very fine poem, and it has staying power.
CJ
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
First, Janny, before I forget, that bio picture you've got up today rocks, girl! You look gorgeous. :-) You worked this one, lady. The repetition is in the groove, perfect for spoken word and it moves the poem to punctuated poignancy. For so many reasons I started to weep on this one. Did you get the webpage I sent you with the song you like and the extra? ~~Nordette
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
Ah janet, 1964 seems so long ago after all of these years the fire still burns. dim warm, and comforting. Peace and blessings wonderful poet. Have a rose on me. <HUGS> Mikii who was 27 in 1964.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Another heart stopper from your golden pen Janet. We don't see enough of them around here! thanks for sharing!

Love,
etw
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci
Janet,

I miss your work, miss you! You have my e-mail addy, let me
know how your doing! The poem...is filled with your unique way
of jolting us right out of our seats!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sigh. I remember 1964. I remember the strawberry fields. This stirred my soul, Janny. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
wonderful write, janet; very well done! brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in burleson, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine
Blissful memories that come around in the real. Ah yes. R
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Excellent! The repetition is a metaphor in itself,
isn't it. Canny choice!! You have taken a common theme
and turned it into something extraordinary. In a few
words, at that. MORE!! Phyllis <3
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
Whoa, I was sailing along, thoroughly enjoying the brisk, backward glances here and in my head, and Wham! That is a single-barrel, between-the-eyes ending, Janet... stunned me... magnificent! katy xox
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Could it be THAT long ago??

Geeeeez we are getting old.....lol!!!

Fine piece of poetry Sister!!

Loveeeeee Tinky
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

I enjoyed the reading of "So Long Ago".

Very impressive composition.

Healthy Long Creative Life, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
I like the repetative lines it serves to emphasize the point ... Well Done Jan!!........Thanks Sandi
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