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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

SNAPSHOTS


SNAPSHOTS



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Snapshots! 
Black, White,
Colored…
All vie for attention!
A plethora of snapshots!
They stare at me!
These faces!
Each tell a tale
Of long spent passion,
Of a frenzied love!
I stand amidst them,
Invoking memories
Of what had been…
The dream laden eyes…
The trembling lips…
Excited and swollen
Their desire unleashed
As they devour
One another,
Tracing a new
Love story…
The tender arms
That hold promises
Of eternal togetherness,
Ecstasy transporting
Them on gossamer wings
 To a world of their own.
Unaware…
Oblivious…
That all fades in time…
Pales…withers…crushed
To dust….
Their glazed eyes
Plead for answers…
Haunted faces!
Where did it all go?
Their screams
Almost audible…
The longing that
Tore the very soul,
The passion that
Ignited in a blaze,
The hopes,
The promises
The love that was theirs
Timeless…
Where?
Why?
I have no answers…
Silence my only recourse…
The sea of faces
 My very image…
I walk away,
Turn the pages of my life,
As a lone tear slides
Down my heavy bosom…
Their love…
A fairy tale now
Their faces…
Inanimate and lifeless
Their hopes and dreams…
An illusion…
I walk away wiser,
Glancing one last time
At the fool
Still trapped in snapshots…



60 comments:

  1. Memories are made of these...
    Nice post and prose.

    Have a Nice day!!!

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    1. Thanks Fher. You too have a wonderful day!

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  2. Beautiful and profound, awesome poem.Life is like a Yo-YO, happy then sad then happy again, so don't walk too far.Life has a way of surprising us all.

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    1. Yes life is full of bends and curves, Outlier. Thank you for your encouraging comments always

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  3. Beautiful and profound, awesome poem.Life is like a Yo-YO, happy then sad then happy again, so don't walk too far.Life has a way of surprising us all.

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    1. Thank you my Outlier. Life is indeed like a yo yo

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  4. OMG Rimly - yet again I am at a loss of words! You are fabulous!
    I have no answers…
    Silence my only recourse…

    Will I have ever get over this poem! Saving it!

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  5. Beautifully written Rimz! :)

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  6. Wonderful to see you writing again Rimly...Memories,that is all is left in the end,trying to forget someone you love is like trying to remember someone you never met.It’s hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone, when you’re heart still does.
    Beautiful as usual.

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    1. Thank you soul sis.I agree with what you say.

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  7. Rimly, this is why I hold you in such high esteem!
    -Portia

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  8. Captured and framed beautifully!

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    1. Thank you Janu, have been missing out of action for a long time. Got a lot of catching up to do

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  9. This seems to be poetry day for me. How interesting since I love words but have no talent for using them in this way. Makes me all the more appreciative for those of you who do. Thanks for the lovely poem today.

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  10. Oh, Rimly, your words here truly tugged at my heart. Looking at old photos, especially of people who have passed or your children when they were babies is always bittersweet and full of memories. You've captured this feeling so perfectly here.
    Blessings!

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    1. Martha so good to see you reading and commenting. I have been absent for so long from my blogging friends that I seem to have completely lost touch with everyone. Thank you for always reading and leaving such wonderful comments, my friend

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  11. Beautiful and Soothing... Cheers, keep churning them!

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  12. People take and stack away photos to remind them of special occasions...

    The snapshots of our lives are forever stored in our memories, sorted out by our subconscious and brought to another level by continuous reflections as you just did.

    I love that you wrote again soul sis. It's always worth the wait ~ you always emerge beautifully... love you :*

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  13. Beautiful poem ☺

    Pictures say so much! Locked into them are memories and moments that define you, or at least who you used to be...And whatever I say about pictures wouldn't be enough to capture as much as snapshots do.

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    1. Kiara, so good to see you here and commenting. Thank you so much

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  14. After reading your beautiful poem, I think I will have profound thoughts about snapshots I see! This is so well-written!!! <3 :-)

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Irene

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  15. I had to smile at your last two lines. They sum up the whole poem with a tinge of anger at the fool. I like this it was also tinged with a little regret, yet a gratitude for the lessons learned. Very nice.

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    1. Yes Myrna, anger, but lots of gratitude.

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  16. What a sad way to reflect on the past. I believe sometimes it is used to bring back the moments shared though in a bitter way.

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    1. Yes David, sometimes some memories bring back happy moments that no longer give you happiness. Thank you for commenting.

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  17. It was fascinating to read so many perspectives that you brought out through this poem on 'snapshots'.

    Pleased to see you on blogosphere again. :)

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    1. Thank you Sui. Good to see you back too.

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  18. Dear Rimly,
    How are you? I have missed your writing and your presence.
    This is beautiful, but so bittersweet. Memories can make or break us. We have a tendency to blame love when relationships breakdown, but it's not love that fails us, it's we fickle humans who misuse love's meaning and then blame love. We are the ones who disappoint love, for love is perfect, eternal. Love has not timeline, knows no distance, no color or creed. You never know when it's going to creep up on you and wrap you up in its goodness. Always keep your heart open to love's beauty. Very nicely expressed. Welcome back!

    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

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    1. Andy thank you so much. I agree it is never love it is always us that change. Love is constant. Great to have you comment on my poem, my friend. xoxo

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  19. I’ve done the same thing Rimly.

    Glancing one last time
    At the fool
    Still trapped in snapshots…

    Don’t I ever see myself here!

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    1. We all do it, don't we Debra as we become wiser. What at one time tugged our heart no longer does. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment

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  20. Beautiful Rimly! To be honest, I think I am still trapped in some of those `snapshots`. Thank you for visiting my moment.

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    1. I guess we all are still trapped in snapshots in some ways. Thank you Nelieta for visitibg

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  21. That's why we capture the memories... times change... it can be sad, but sometimes it is still nice to look back.

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    1. I agree Rachel. To go back and live it in your mind sometimes is nice.

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  22. So good to read you again...this is beautiful and poignant, broken loves are one of the saddest things in life. The joy while we have them is immeasurable, it is always a risk to give love.

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    1. yes giving love is always a gamble like life. Thank you my friend for visiting

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  23. Snapshots...the story of our lives..and what a story they tell...As always...XOXOXOXOXO

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  24. WOW! Powerful words. Yes, snapshots of life that pass us by... but we will always have NEW ones that will bring about BLESSINGS!!! Focus on the good memories and not the band ones. There will be more snapshots to come, that will erase the snapshots of the past! xo

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    1. I agree with Lisa. Snapshots will keep changing bringing in happier ones. The ones who stay stuck with the old ones are fools.

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  25. Dear Rimly: I'm here after a long time and what a beautiful post, I've come back to. Memories and nostalgia are a very important part of any individual and the poem exactly captures that. Bonnie has beautifully said that, "This is the story of our lives."

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan for visiting Journey after so long. Yes I agree with Bonnie too. Take care, my friend

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  26. WoW, Rimly! Powerful and palpable! Also, reminds me of my impending journey 'home' later this month -- my mind is full of snapshots...

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    1. I hope your journey back home turns out to be a good one, Linda. Thank you for your comment

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  27. WOW... profound, powerful and Oooo so FEEL provoking... sheesh, stirred up some emotions with in!!!

    just wow....
    "Glancing one last time
    At the fool
    Still trapped in snapshots…"

    you are very talented!

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  28. Hi Amy, I hope whatever emotions this poem has stirred up, they are good ones! Thank you so much for your beautiful comment.

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  29. "Memories light the corner of my mind...misty water color memories of the way we were.." goes the song. Yes, with or without the actual snapshots those in our mind continue to bring either joy or deep regret...Fantastic to have you back with a bang, Rimly.

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    1. Yes Corinne I agree. Thank you so much, my friend

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  30. smiles..looking at those snapshots of life can take us on all kinds of trips..from huge gratitude to fierce anger and deep sadness...thanks for taking us along..

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    1. I am glad Claudia I took you on this journey. Thanks for appreciating this poem

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  31. A lovely read and each snapshot is special and has its own story to tell!

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