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Words Fade with Time
by Douglas W Bentley
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Words Fade with Time

 

There’s a dry creek that runs down to the back forty.

The cattle use it for a trail to get to the front fifty.

An access road faces the city

 

Down to the Ouachita River.

The rocks have been chipped up and broken

On the backs of them I have written their tokens

 

An orchrastated  secret coding

Messages only lonely souls can understand

Dark and prophetic,  waiting to pass

 

 

Come the spring it will rain

The creek fills --  the words will start their journey

The rushing water taking them to their new destination

 

Most of the words get washed away

But there’s not a day that goes by

That someone doesn’t pick up a stone

 

They can only wonder what it originally said

So many different thoughts

Run through their heads.

 

 

Some are poems

Some are songs

None last very long

 

There like vapors

Like butterflies

Like tears in your eyes

 

You try to wipe away

Burning and stinging, the salt stays

through out all your living days.

 

Remembrance short

Some even rhyme

Words fade with time.

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/22/2015
SURE SOME DO, BUT THAT DEPENDS ON WHO SAID THEM AND WHEN, WHERE AND WHY. THE MEMORY OF WELL SPOKEN WORDS(GOOD OR BAD)...LAST FOREVER. THINK ABOUT IT! THERE'S A LETTER THAT YOU RECEIVED OR SOMETHING THAT WAS SAID TO YOU THAT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! WITH ME, ITS LIKE THE WORD OF GOD...GRASS WITHERS, FLOWERS FADE, BUT THE WORD OF GOD WILL STAND FOREVER! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/16/2015
You capture a unique vision in a unique voice Doug!
Blessings always, Christine
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/16/2015
Not on the Internet. They're stuck there forever. ;-)

I really enjoyed the farm terms from my youth, "back forty" and "front fifty."

Makes me wonder if you actually wrote on stones or if it was a metaphor for those that did for eons before paper ever existed.

Ron
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