Willem VanVoorthuysen

Rookie (Nov.2,1916 / Dutch East Indies (Indonesia))

Memories And Dreams - Poem by Willem VanVoorthuysen

How razor-sharp,
how fast beyond escape,
the flashing sword of fate
when, in one final strike,
it slashed the life-long bond
between the two of us, forever...

Not fast enough, alas, to kill
the ice-cold, stinging pain
that hit me when I realized
that our intense togetherness,
our times of greatest happiness,
had suddenly become
mere memories and dreams...

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 21, 2006

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