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Post  mikeschultz on Tue Mar 27 2012, 16:56

Long ago, something happened;
so very long ago, no one remembers,
or perhaps they never knew.

Nothing remains: no legends, no fables,
no maxims, nor witty rhymes ~ nothing
to remind us that we once stood in awe
of Nature’s true and awesome Self
and reverently passed the knowing
(mother to daughter, and father to son)
until its meaning was lost
in our far forgotten past.

Yet, the ripples of that long ago something
still echo through time and resonate
with the frequency of some thing,
some truth I cannot name.

Sometimes, I think I see it peeking out to see
if I’m still here to notice when it shimmers and shines.
A peripheral, Frostian glimmer, it denies my need
to know it and disappears. Before I may see it clearly,
it moves on, out, away from the troubled,
dark center of my soul and self.

Long ago, something came...
...and went, but left its mark.
A message, God’s parting promise
of love and faith, so simply coded
we may only know and understand it
in the moments of our greatest transitional thought:
coming and going,
into and out of this time we call life.


Michael Schultz © December 11, 1995


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Post  jinettyx on Wed Mar 28 2012, 07:01

How beautiful this poem is Mike....How I want to read it over and over...just lovely!.... deep thought
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Post  Lucie on Wed Mar 28 2012, 23:14

amazing poetry, really enjoyed this one..
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Post  mikeschultz on Thu Mar 29 2012, 09:52

Thank you, Ladies, for your favorable sentiments toward my poem. I really appreciate you gracing me with a reading and letting me know what you think. It means a lot to me. Thanks.

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Post  cheryl.brickner on Fri Mar 30 2012, 11:24

Mike,
This is beautifully written!
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Post  mikeschultz on Fri Mar 30 2012, 12:56

Thank you, Cheryl, thank you very much.

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Post  Little Owl on Tue Apr 03 2012, 07:20

Reflections on the past, how often I wish my family had carried down through it's generations the stories of old. But with each new generation more history is lost. People live for the here and now and the past holds no importance. Thank you for your beautifully written poem.

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