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Sometimes a moment makes all the difference...


Two minutes either way
Before or after
The moment of choice
I’d never have met you
As you sat on that blessed bench

I thought you were waiting for the bus
But it is I who was waiting
without knowing it

It took less than the lifespan
Of a rainbow
The length
Of the thunder’s song
The duration
Of an earthquake
It was only a moment
Of seemingly small talk
But in the aftershock
Of my decision
I wonder
How much of my soul I gave away
For now
There’s a tremor in the depth of my soul
As I think of you

© Copyright 2009     Regis Auffray

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/11/2014
Experiences like that are rare in life --- but know it happens. Love the photo......and the poem!
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 10/9/2012
An emotional, moving, and powerful poem. It speaks volumes and connects with the readers in different ways. Thank you for sharing. The picture complements the poem well.
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 7/9/2010
I have had that aftershock; many times I was not successful becoming engaged with the shocker, but they were someone to behold--as we all are.
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 1/29/2010
Regis I guess I was dodging this one! A powerful
write! You are very gifted with an unusual talent
continue to share and to care!

Much Love,
Reviewed by Mary Metcalf 10/1/2009
never know when it's going to hit you or how, but thats what makes it so special. then memories of the first time stay with you for a lifetime. enjoy my friend, just as i enjoyed reading your words.
mary etta
Reviewed by Lynette Bat-Abba 9/28/2009
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Regis! I am so thankful you commented on one of my writings. I call it that because I'm not sure how to voice what I'm thinking yet...still in school, still learning, still. Now, I get to come back here (between reading about semantics and trying to understand Sakespeare)and give myself a treat! Your writing is so fun to read!! Thank you for putting these in here and hugs to you! Lynnie
Reviewed by Pen name Author00 9/27/2009
very good.

But you don't need me to tell you that!

Keep writing!
Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle 8/30/2009
As they say: "When opportunity nocks one's door, it is now or never."

"Aftershock" showed the picture of the flashed emotion, and did it in poetic magic.

In appreciation,

Dixie Dawn Michelle
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/26/2009
Regis you are definitely a hopeless romantic:-) Great stuff once again. Very much enjoyed.
Reviewed by Richard Orey 8/8/2009
OMG, Regis, we're moving with the same current!

In my AD poem, "I Dream of You" I talk about...
"Even before we meet
Your image and qualities fill my soul
With the need of you"

"Aftershock" is exactly what I had in mind, Regis. One glance, and your feet are set in concrete and you can't breathe! I absolutely love those moments. For me, even the aftershock is delightful.

Another aftershock in life is I'm 76 and nothing's changed. Hallelujah! If an "aftershock" is my transitioning moment, I'll consider myself blessed beyond belief.

Simple and profound. Fabulous, Regis!
(Oh, by the way, I don't suppose you'd consider sharing her phone number, maybe?)
Reviewed by Annette Fuller 7/19/2009
I like this one! There are so many wonderful moments in our lives that we would have missed had we not just grabbed that small niche in time! You never know what Destiny will put in your path!
Reviewed by Goddess Love (Reader) 7/18/2009
Yep! A true romantic.
Reviewed by Jean Pike 7/17/2009
I had a few moments so thought I'd browse through AD and see what I might have missed first time around. I'm so glad I did. This poem is really fabulous -- simple, and yet profound. I often stop to wonder about those "Two minutes either way, before or after " moments that have changed my life, many times without my even knowing it.
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/11/2009
I can feel the pain and the tremor, very powerful.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/2/2009
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 6/28/2009
Regis, You seem to be a true romantic. Beautiful poem. May God Bless You. Daniel
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 6/24/2009
WW! This Poem "AFTERSHOCK" is deeply touching!
I hope the brief encounter will always be TO YOU! and TO HER!

Warmest Blessings, Purple Lady Passion, SHEExooo
YOU write so beautifully Reg! Your choice of words so endearing and sweet!
Reviewed by Axilea MU 6/18/2009
I am particularly touched by the beauty of the last seven lines.
They give a "typical" situation a more personal flavor.

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 6/14/2009
Regis, Regis, Regis- these are so good! Whatever the inspiration, keep it, because your recent work has been top quality.
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 5/27/2009
This is a really good poem and picture of the importance of a slice of time, Regis. And, it makes me hurt so good.......Jerry
Reviewed by Natasha Head 5/26/2009
Wow...perhaps enough to somewhat divert my love of rhyme :0) Your words paint fantastic images, brillient use of language and the pic summed it all up beautifully. Thanks for your reviews else I may not have stumbled upon your work.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 5/24/2009
Regis, beautiful display of emotions.
I hope she was worth it! (grin)
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 5/23/2009
A fine poem, really. I think this one of my favourite pieces of your poetry.
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard } 5/23/2009
I enjoyed the poem
I think that with every close encounter
We give a little of our selves away
Wonderful write
Have a great day
Ray { Not a Poet }
Reviewed by jude forese 5/22/2009
thank you for sharing this lovely poem, Regis ...
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/22/2009
Superb! It reminded me of all the juggling that must happen to ensure that things happen as God intends... I am sure we don't even recognize a quarter of the orchestrations that must occur on a daily basis...
Thanks for the reminder. :~)
Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/22/2009
Reg, the bench, lovely day, were fated ploys, a moment and the opportunity when love may have taken a huge bite from your heart -- and this young lady, she is a looker too -- peace and love -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by kg cummings 5/22/2009
ya know... some people just have that effect on us. sigh... I remember, just didn't know it was you. Smiles, your poem brought me into the moment. Your friend, Kathy
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 5/22/2009
Very powerful! Some say its predestination, and perhaps that is so. I beieve every thing is written before it actually happens.... There are undercurrents in the poem. I wish you well...M
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/21/2009
sweet romantic verse Regis, I feel you on this one, thoughts can captivate, as we imaginate
Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/21/2009
A vision of loveliness, such supple curves, and the angular chiseled features, and just enough shown to provoke imaginations fires and the hearts inquisitiveness. Such a romantic you are dear Regis.
Reviewed by M Flack 5/21/2009
Love at first sight.
Sigh, to love and to be loved.
The art of your poem is written between the lines.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 5/20/2009
Your Emotions Embraces Your Words Regis!
This Is Lovely on Many Levels!
Much Love Always, Vickie
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/19/2009
Beautiful! Very well penned indeed. I enjoyed reading this so I read it a few more times.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 5/19/2009
Wow! what an impact this meeting had and how eloquent you are! Teases the imagination...

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/18/2009
Fantastic writing, Regis. I do think there's a reason we meet the people we meet. Each person changes us. However, sounds like this person had a profound affect on you. Hugs,
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 5/18/2009
Really It Takes Rude Awakening To Bring You (Anybody) Back To Reality!!

Sometimes We You Just Don't Know How Lucky You We Are Whence Relationship Ends,i.e. I Do And I Thank (God) It Ended Many Times...

Reviewed by Micki Peluso 5/18/2009
Regis, strongly written with a gentle eloquence--a poem a man would write--been a while since a man wrote a poem like this about me--I misss it!! <G>

Micki Peluso
Reviewed by Julianza (Julie) Shavin 5/17/2009
This is lovely, R. I like the part about the rainbow, thunder, earthquake. It is these moments, including their aftershock, that keep us young, n'est-ce pas? I don't believe in fate, meant-to-be, or any of that. I believe in randomness, in chance. The choice is ours if we decide to take that chance or not. One of my favorite short stories of all time -- perhaps my favorite, is "The Beast in the Jungle," by Henry James. It is about a man who waits his whole adult life for something great to happen to him; meanwhile.......well, just read it! How do you have so many readers and reviewers, young man???? People adore you. Maybe you will be so lucky with this chance encounter. best to you and may your dreams always be sweet ones. Juli
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/17/2009
well done
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/17/2009
Hi Regis, That's what they say, in a moment, and you capture the moment well. Hope the moment is reciprocated.... thank you for sharing...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 5/17/2009
It's amazing how it can feel like a lifetime in such a short period of time, when someone touches our soul, and we allow them into our own. Beautiful moment...wonderful aftershock, for now...until you return again. Lovely, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/17/2009
Excellent, Regis, the aftershock of what could be ... runs right off the Richter scale of possibilities! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/17/2009
She's a shocker, Reg, a poem will do that to ya...

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/17/2009
This poem tells all of us to be open to chances, opportunities, or we will miss out on life's gifts. Go for it, please!
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Morning Star 5/16/2009
I don't know what it would be
a moment of fate or destiny
I think you were destined to be there at that moment
What ever it is it was meant to be!
And your words in this amazing poem took my breath away!
I am happy for you!!
Peace Love and Light and Hugsss...Yolie
Reviewed by Linda Zebsokey 5/16/2009
Whether we call it fate, divine providence, or God, in our heart and soul we know that something, or Someone greater than Chance directs our lives.
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 5/16/2009

Beautiful, I really loved the insight you shared through
this write Regis.

All the best to you,

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/16/2009
Oh, Regis, this is so lovely. Just a moment in time...and what a difference it can make. This goes into my library.
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/16/2009
Beautiful pen, Reg, just awesome!
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/16/2009
A chance meeting in a moment of time can change a lifetime. Beautiful poem, Regis, one of your best, I believe.
Take care,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/16/2009
awesome description of a moment in time that made all the difference--how many of these moments we have every day--maybe not as profound, but still...
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/16/2009
Regis, how beautiful. I have written "Cross a street, turn a corner and your life can change forever." how your writing brings this all back to me. I'm not into poetry and often cannot understand what the writer is attempting to say, but this hit me in the heart. Great, heartfelt poem.
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 5/16/2009
Reis, I don't know what to say. There is so much to read in this beauty.
Reviewed by blue soplain 5/16/2009
my words stutter. .. .
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/16/2009
This is truly a fantastic offering of your all time bests.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/16/2009
The only thing one can add doing a review is, she rocked your world man! ! !


Reviewed by Michelle Mills 5/16/2009
Wow, love the imagery Reg. A real hit and run love affair! Great piece. Love you too...Michelle
Reviewed by Mary Coe 5/15/2009
Fantastic. A wonderful write, I really enjoyed the read.
Reviewed by stan nassano 5/15/2009
oh how so true.....colliding with ...destiny,fate.I sure hope it lasted more that those fleeting moments ..perhaps a lifetime..but then maybe a lifetime passsed in those few moments
Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle 5/15/2009
Regis - the passion and the way you wrote this was just wonderful!Thank you.

With Love,
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 5/15/2009
excellent, one of your best!
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 5/15/2009
Very good...I like this,
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/15/2009
You're at your best in this one, Regis. -gene.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/15/2009
Sounds like a tremor indeed....hmmmm???? Something is causing them:)
love this Reg...
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/15/2009
Beautiful aspect and point of view, rich in thought and feeling.
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 5/15/2009
Carole King sang "I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling down....whenever you're around...." Intensity 7 -not tremors, Regis. You got them in these lines!

Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 5/15/2009
The question is: Is that a moment of fate? of chance? of destiny? or does it matter?

Great write,
Take Care, Pierre
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/15/2009
Aha! struck by loves lightning! I hope it is worth it;-)
I love the poem,it's beautifully written, Reg!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/15/2009
You caught that moment when the earth shakes and love strikes. Beautiful. Liz
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/15/2009
Wonderful write, Reg; bravo!

(((HUGS))) et amour, ton ami dans Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 5/15/2009

This kicks all kinds of .$$! One of your very best.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/15/2009
Sure sounds like love to me ! Great write Regis.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/15/2009
And Eros does a happy dance...
Nicely done, Regis.
Be well,
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/15/2009
Very BEAUTIFUL poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 5/15/2009
Absolutely brilliant, Regis! Well done!
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 5/15/2009
On the Richter Scale of Love, Regis...epicenter of the heart...fault lines never mend, but we can move on to more stable and not as shaky well these days...

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/15/2009
I know you're having tremors but they are a bit lower than in your soul...LOL, Ed
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/15/2009

Beautiful love story. How many people do you sit down next to waiting for a bus, when it blossoms into love. Rare. I loved the way you wrote this.

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