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(July 22 1993 / Sanfrancisco, California)

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Almost A Year

It's been almost a year
Since we turned here
I can remember the flames like yesterday
Purposely drowning in sound
Drowning in what I could
The leaves have fallen and died
The world has turned and changed
And yet it still burns
Burns with the fire and flame
Of passion and sorrow and grief
A fire that consumes all and leaves nothing untouched
I can see it linger and the edges
Not as sharp as the used to be
I can see toward the ends as they fray
The eraser still leaves marks
And the memories will remain
Even as the scars fade
We march toward a fate, unavoidable
And we ask who and how
But those answers often change between then and now
And even as we might cry
The stars will take the ashes
And burn and burn and burn
Bright, for all the world to see

Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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  • Heather Wilkins (7/10/2013 7:39:00 PM)

    the flames of yesterday are hard to put out. the fire continues to burn. nice imagery

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  • Kelly Seale (6/14/2013 10:57:00 PM)

    ...I can see it linger and the edges
    Not as sharp as the used to be
    I can see toward the ends as they fray...

    Yes, as Hari said below, so deep and true... in part by part... i disect that year,
    and the memories never fade with time, only burn more vivid...deep within my mind.
    -Great Ink Autumn.; -) Kelly.

  • Neela Nath (6/14/2013 5:53:00 AM)

    The eraser still leaves marks
    And the memories will remain- - - - - - so deep and true are these lines!

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