Heather Burns

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Can I Forget You?

When I can no longer
depend on my muse
to guide heart and hand.


Pen and paper lying
beside me, not a word
forth coming.


Paper turning yellow
with age, my eyes close
for the last time, I


breathe my final breath
can I forget you?

heather burns


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Poem Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (6/11/2020 2:23:00 AM)

    I love reading your poem, all your poems, they are still up-to-date and very inspiring.
    Very pity that we do not communicate through poems anymore.
    Thank you so much for your loveliest words in my recent MPOTD, dear Heather!
    Indeed, you breathe and I breathe The Breadth Of Life. Thank YOU, darling poetess.

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  • Harindhar Reddy (4/8/2020)

    Oh, it seems impossible to forget such a person. Wow, once again a smooth flow of words without ebbs and tides make this poem CLASICAL. Amazing verse!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/24/2019 5:31:00 AM)

    Pen and paper lying
    beside me, not a word
    forth coming............../// cause the love cannot forget the past

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  • Michelle RobertsonMichelle Robertson (4/26/2018 8:23:00 PM)

    Emotion? Hmmmmmm? Explication, not reiteration. Sounds like a bad Taylor Swift song. Not your best work. Hint: You WOULD forget....because you'd be dead...

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  • Sranisha FrancisSranisha Francis (6/5/2016 3:10:00 AM)

    Pen and paper lying
    beside me, not a word
    forth coming.

    LOVE remains................. good works.

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  • Asma KhanAsma Khan (12/22/2015 12:48:00 PM)

    Very simple yet a beautiful portray of an old aged love.
    Keep writing.
    Great job`!

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  • Mehta Hasmukh AmathalalMehta Hasmukh Amathalal (4/25/2015 6:36:00 PM)

    you can't
    as it is our want
    we breathe same environment
    we need to be present

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  • Patricia GranthamPatricia Grantham (10/14/2014 6:02:00 AM)

    A very emotional but soothing write. Love
    summed up in few words. Says a lot.

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  • Mysia HaylingMysia Hayling (10/3/2014 3:13:00 PM)

    lovely poem, the mood of the poem is soft yet soothing.

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  • Ken E Hall (8/19/2014 11:16:00 PM)

    Luvli love poem nothing can compare you are always full of emotion Heather and it's a pleasure to read...regards

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/11/2014 10:52:00 PM)

    Is there anything other than love that exists, if so, the memories of a beloved are immortal. A nice lovely poem.

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  • Amitava SurAmitava Sur (6/24/2014 6:24:00 AM)

    Love is like that only, once you're settled with that love, it's a constant possession for you. Whatever happens after that you can't be without that love.... beautiful

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  • Leloudia Migdali (6/3/2014 2:36:00 AM)

    A very nice poem full of emotion.

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  • Megan MillerMegan Miller (2/18/2014 12:11:00 PM)

    i love your work! very inspiring i really enjoy reading them.

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  • Tribhawan KaulTribhawan Kaul (12/17/2012 2:15:00 AM)

    A very emotional poem from your pen. The poet though is experiencing writer's block, yet the poet will never be able to forget its muse till end. Lovely write.

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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/8/2012 11:29:00 AM)

    Fine musin poem i enjoyd readin! Yor works r a joy 4 readers.

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  • Otteri SelvakumarOtteri Selvakumar (12/5/2012 10:17:00 AM)

    a simply very think full poem

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