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  58 Years Having Passed
by Mark M Lichterman
Sunday, April 11, 2010
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 58 Years Having Passed


 I’ve heard it said,

first true love is

love never to be



If this be the case,

though fifty-eight

years having passed

I then am living

testament insomuch

as not a day has passed

where my mind

has not imaged,

no matter how swift

the thought,

not a day has passed

without the remembrance

of the girl,

then sixteen,

that so entwined the

heart of this boy then



Fifty-eight years of absence,

I know,

changes the sound

and sight of even one so

dearly loved that:


I and the lady in line,

 oh, a year or two younger

than me, speak of the

headline of a gossip rag

and both laugh at the


as who really

cares of the ridiculous

antics of this or of any

out of touch celebrity?


I and the lady in line have a

friendly, comical conversation

then she pays what is due

and the lady and I say our

goodbyes and with not a

backward glance,

the cart she holds wheels

from out the store and I

and the lady part,

more than likely

for ever more.


A year or two younger, 

the departing lady brings

thought of the one that

had never left my mind

and though I know

the lady in line 

is not the girl from out my past,

the lady in line

could not be the girl from out my





Yet, in truth,

the lady in line could be the girl from

out my past as she,

then sixteen,

and me,

then seventeen,

as now,

fifty-eight years having passed

how would I know her face?

How would she know my face?


The lady in line?



The old lady in line

could be the girl

from out the past.


The lady in line...

the old lady in line

could be the girl

from out the past,

when she,

then sixteen

and me,

then seventeen

this lady in line 

could be the girl

from out the past.


The lady in line?


As she would not know my face

as I would not know her face,

this lady in line could be the girl

this now old man has never forgotten.


The lady in line...

this old lady in line

could be the girl

this now old man has never forgotten.


This old lady in line

could be the girl

this now old man has always loved.

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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/15/2010
58 years...she most be one of those special women that men rarely meet, one thinks then, hearing of it, how lucky some men are, and how lousy love tickets the Big One above had the fun of giving the rest of us...


Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/14/2010
I guess we all have that first love quandry. Mine's now in Texas married to my best old ex friend Ray. But that was 40 years ago. Love the question who know who in that magic line? Patrick
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/12/2010
Such strong and lovely nostalgia.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/12/2010
I think it is good to remember that first love, good or bad as if it was good then we were blessed and if it were bad we'll never forget and make sure we've learned from it. Another great write Markie. Always remember a great love never ages as it keeps on growing in beauty which the eyes see and the heart holds. Fred tells me daily that I look the same and haven't changed since the day he met me, I was thirteen years old and believe me I look in the mirror and I HAVE CHANGED so I have to believe he sees my heart.
Thank you Markie for sharing.

Your #1 Newfie Friend Hugs XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Stephanie Esther 4/11/2010
It's a nice delusion but I am hoping beyond hope that first love can be forgotten. It was nightmare for me. Anyway I glad you found fairyland.

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