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The Best Left

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The Best Left

Time alone allows for reflection
upon events that flee too fast:

Recalling the best of my life
even the hardships and strife
it comes to mind all that was
and is no more...

The love I have for one so dear
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: love and friendship
What better thing for me to do on last day of 2016 when I was too wide awake to sleep, than think of love and loving?

It's now December 31, at 6: 24am and my thoughts drifted to some of the poems I've written through the years. One can trace my growth in understanding by the dates I give for the moment a combination of my thought processes became a concrete poem.

I tweak them now and then to make them reflect the emotion I tried to capture initially. I always remember what emotion or wish or even the reality of my experience up to that point, sparked the poem in the first place. Suffice it to say that even a thought or wish for a certain capacity either already developed on in process of development in our nature is the seed of fulfillment of that wish...

I think we often forget how important is a deep friendship between two who have fallen in love...I firmly believe a deep friendship is the ingredient that binds and sustains long married or committed couples as they grow old together.

It's in the interest of whoever may encounter this poem of mine, I share it to suggest that it's never too late to resurrect the love one has felt for someone dear to them, even if the parting was not totally satisfying at the time. Love does not have to die. It can warm the heart at any distant time frame; through recollection of the good times...
Me Poet Yeps Poet 04 September 2017

if you read some of my 216 poems you will find no time to sleep you will only cry tears of joy why had you not read me poet poet me the BEST WILL then come O poet- tree from the pen have ye just try tears of joy will flow many say so you must find it so also.....

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Norah Tunney 23 July 2017

What deep wisdom in these lines Sara. How lonely must a marriage be without friendship? Marvelous poem and well deserving of poem of the day

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Tom Allport 23 July 2017

a wonderful poem of love's true worth? to me it will always remain priceless! ............superbly written.

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Sally Plumb Plumb 23 July 2017

Good write From a sleepless night.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 23 July 2017

Euphemistically inscribed. Beautiful poem on love and friendship.Thanks for sharing and congratulation for the poem of the day.

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Anil Kumar Panda 23 July 2017

A wonderful poem on love and friendship. Very nice and congrats.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 23 July 2017

Such a lovely poem you have created, Sara... congrats on being chosen... rated 10+++

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Liza Sudina 24 July 2016

Sara, what a wonderful tender retrospective elegy! Congratulations on poem of the day!

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Sara Militello 24 July 2016

So good to hear from you Liza. I recently got back from the hospital and while I was there, one of the nurses tending to me had an accent. I asked where she was from and she said Russia! I told her about us being friends on PoemHunter and we had a very nice conversation about poetry and the fact that we were computer pals. Hope all has been well with you. I am now O.K. and trying to do the things I am supposed to do; like get more exercise. Everything else for my well being I am doing already. Stay well Liza

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Bernard Snyder 23 July 2016

Lovely poem Sara. Those were some of the truest words! Congrats!

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Kelly Kurt 23 July 2016

Wisely and nicely written, Sara

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