Viola Grey

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I Told You...Nothing Lasts Forever - Poem by Viola Grey

Just like that,
a click of the fingers
like thunder's echo
in a quiet forest...
you are gone.

A shadow once dancing
in sunlights spotlight,
now I walk alone
through darkness
once more.

Snapshots of happiness
remain in glass framed cages
unable to comfort.
Their mirrored stares
reveal sad eyes.

We once had warmth
within entangled days,
now memories
keep me awake
without you here.
Now memories
hold sacred our dreams
for each other.


Comments about I Told You...Nothing Lasts Forever by Viola Grey

  • (4/14/2009 3:10:00 PM)

    Wisdom in poetic form. Some things are not destined to last forever, some are.. I like the way that the poem is clinical and calm in the acceptance of fate. It's narrative coolness has a philosophical effect. Another winning piece
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  • (11/3/2008 4:07:00 PM)

    Great work.....
    Only loss can write like this.
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  • (7/17/2008 3:11:00 AM)

    Perhaps worth getting a tattoo with this line...agree that there seems to be no bitterness...still a sense of loss taking solace in memories...Coach (Report) Reply

  • Sherif Monem (7/12/2008 10:20:00 PM)

    Beautiful Viola as ever. (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (7/12/2008 9:26:00 PM)

    Nothing is lost because nothing is our
    Nothing to worry because nothing lasts
    Good lessons woven philosophically in poetic words
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  • (7/6/2008 1:05:00 PM)

    I know I keep on about it... but I really love your imagery. Your descriptions of everyday things have a wonderful slant to them. Thanks, once again. (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2008 7:00:00 AM)

    Nice poem lots of positives, keep looking, you will find what your looking for in the meantime big hug Chris x (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2008 10:10:00 AM)

    do memories keep us awake because nothing lasts forever, i would like to believe our emotions are eternal, and eternally shared, but the pain of parting from attachment, this poems will remind me of replanting with and without meaning, truly nice write (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2008 9:00:00 PM)

    Nicely done.
    It comes on the heals of a poem i wrote about friendships just one day before you pened this write.Struck me odd that we both have come to appreciate what could have been, now memories...
    Are you sure you are not more than one person? I continue to get sense something similiar from your thoughts and words.
    Happy Fourth of July
    Who iam
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  • (7/2/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    What is interesting about this, is I detect no bitterness. Quite unique among
    the poems I have read on this topic. This reflects a maturity and wisdom of
    some innate origin. A goodness from within. Have I stumbled upon the end
    of a rainbow?

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 28, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 29, 2008

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