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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Year(s) (01/20/11)

TITLE: Those Years of Yesterday
By LeRoy Dean
01/22/11


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Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;
peaceful voices softly whisper of the memories to be found.
Friends and families gathering, there’s closeness once again;
so long ago, those times and faces; those memories creeping in.

The fleeting years have faded so much of what has been;
some gather now, like yesterday, as if it was back then.
It seems like not so long ago, a time when we were young;
growing old was thought impossible; drifting apart just wasn’t done.

Truth removes illusion with the passing of the time;
and things appear as they used to be, but only in our minds.
It will never be the same again; the way it was, the way we were;
the times have changed; life moves on; and the past becomes a blur.

Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;
peaceful voices softly whisper of the memories to be found.
A tear springs from my heart to kiss the newly fallen snow;
I realize that it’s time to let this moment go.

I can walk along the back roads of my memories anytime;
and find so many waiting thoughts, these shadows in my mind.
The mist of once upon a time will always have its say;
as friends and families gather in those years of yesterday.


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Judie Stone01/27/11
Loved this! Beautiful poetry! What an incredible journey encounterd when reading this poem. Can't express how much I loved it!
diana kay01/28/11
clever poem..... it felt like a whisper and like gentle snowflakes..... I write poetry and i am well impressed with this one....I hope it is a winner :-)
Verna Mull 01/29/11
This is absolutely beautiful, and very emotional. One of the best poems I have read in some time.
Bonnie Bowden 01/29/11
I loved this poem, especially the line about things appearing as only in our minds. It is true that we can't stop time. We can only live it one frame at a time.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 02/03/11
This is a beautiful poem. Congratulations for placing 9th in level one!