This Poem was Submitted By: Ellen K Lewis On Date: 2010-07-20 16:48:19 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Good To Stop In!

It is certain in life, that all things will change ..when even time and light can not stay still- ..only a single lifetime has final counted days and even they have to be collected to 'matter.. Its nice I think, to relive the collected moments that make us glad we came. There are smiles, and bits of laughter friends of mine-still unchanged! and again, I'm glad I came. Occasionally, some word or notion will stand out as if left unwritten-would finally scream itself and be lost, an echo in time Poets the world over understand the dream holding that thought-unchanged in eternity Its nice, I think, to have those who see, join together collectivly to hold in light-speed the thoughts of the times.. in words that rhyme for those like you, and me.

Copyright © July 2010 Ellen K Lewis

Additional Notes:
Its good to see you all! I'm looking forward to meeting some new comers and reading some old friends too! This little nutshell is all for fun, my warm-up I suppose!

This Poem was Critiqued By: Dellena Rovito On Date: 2010-08-02 16:04:41
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Ellen, And good day to you. Your poem shows the closeness of humanity. We all love and enjoy friendship and company of others. We feel soooooooo alone at times it helps so much when someone cares. Today I needed to read your words. Dellena

This Poem was Critiqued By: Joanne M Uppendahl On Date: 2010-07-29 19:17:28
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Ellen, Enjoyed this very much. Reading it was a bit like a home-coming, and also similar to attending a writer's conference, and sitting at any table for any meal. and feeling at home and understood. I didn't meet many poets, but still the universal language of writers was a warming patter. I especially enjoyed your final stanza! Your line about the "word...if left unwritten" struck home with me. We are incomplete without one another; the reader and the writer, for a few moments, or maybe a lifetime, forming a unitary alliance. All my best, Joanne
This Poem was Critiqued By: Lora Silvey On Date: 2010-07-21 12:45:50
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Ellen, so nice to see your returning post, a well thought out and presented poem with much heart that moves deftly down the page. Enjoyed your choice of words and their smithing as one can tell you have a great deal of passion for what you've written. Welcome home,no nits or spags...Lora
This Poem was Critiqued By: cheyenne smyth On Date: 2010-07-21 10:48:15
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Hi Ellen, I like this poem about your return to TPL. I understand that some poets left the site, for whatever reason, so it is good to see you come back and post a fine poem. You wrote this poem very well, with excellent word choices and an even flow. I hope to read more of your poems soon as I can tell you are an accomplished poet. Best wishes, cheyenne
This Poem was Critiqued By: Tony P Spicuglia On Date: 2010-07-20 21:43:33
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Ellen, a welcome piece/peace in this piece. I think your title says it all. The older I get, the less I become satisfied with letting those once important to me slip away. “Only a single lifetime has final counted days”- “collected to ‘matter..” Indeed. Great Title. You caution us all to the treasure, “smiles”, “bits of laughter”, “friends of mine”, “glad I came”; and in your tale, is the truth of what makes anything lasting. And then you speak of the added dimension; that of “poets”. Of course, life also has the properties, but in this community it is of “poets” and poetry lovers. It adds a complex dimension to the souls involved. “like you, and Me” Indeed Ellen, truly so.
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