Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,703 Points (25th March 1943)

After - Poem by Ernestine Northover

After a poem is over,
We’ll remember what it contains.
After a song is over,
The memory of the tune remains.
After a love is over,
Comes the breaking of the chains.
After a dream is over,
Then cruel reality entertains.
After a pain is over,
A quiet, peaceful moment reigns.
After a life is over,
We go where the Lord ordains.

Comments about After by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (3/7/2008 5:20:00 PM)

    A cleverly crafted work here Ernestine, with a good rhyming structure. Andrew x (Report) Reply

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  • (8/3/2007 2:59:00 PM)

    After reading this, I feel a little bit more en-lightened, awesome, enjoyable read, the ends pulls it together, excellent
    Thankyou Ernestine
    Love duncan X
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  • (7/3/2007 3:48:00 AM)

    This is a well structured piece with a timeless theme and easy pace. It reads like the lyrics of a song. Perhaps a hymn. Lovely poem. Allie xxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/24/2007 5:58:00 AM)

    Sweet, sobering, and elouent, indeed....A cornucopia of emotions, all depicted with fact, and refine expression...

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  • (6/22/2007 4:52:00 PM)

    Compact and very finely rendered. xx jim (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2007 4:16:00 PM)

    This is by far one of the most touching poems I've ever read...I am saving this one. It's comforting and calming and ever so truthful............marci. :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2007 4:04:00 PM)

    Beautifully crafted, your words are thoughtful, intelligent and insightful. Love the way this flows. Warmest wishes, Justine. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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