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The Story Of A Life Lost In The Telling

Rating: 5.0


It didn’t look good, that barely recognisable reflection –
Didn’t look at all like it should.
I could barely make me out –
Appeared foreign to myself:
A stranger to all I considered and hoped I might be, might become.

I had caught me like this before
Out of the corner of my eye when I wasn’t looking

Yet always refused to pause
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Jim Norausky 17 February 2009

This is such an incredible poem. Superbly written with intense emotion. The 'puzzle' really works well. It is difficult to put a rating on this one, because it just may be the best poem I have ever read. How can others compare with self exposed so honestly and artistically. Jim

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Fay Slimm 13 October 2008

Story it is of a life seen in the moment - and the eyes are truly the facilitator as you so well describe Tony. They, being the window to the soul, took you right through that window - and we, the reader, through with you.... Some beautiful phraseology - I loved the reference to Hartnell's dressing of Hepburn's 'Eliza' - all brought to life, as was your own life. Thank you humbly for this intimate picture, allowing us to 'know' the real Tony a little more. Kindest wishes from Fay.

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Viola Grey 04 August 2008

there is an entire life inside this one poem...I am stunned by the simple, yet complex manner you can tell a story and have me captured to the last word...amazing piece...I love it.

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Kevin Wells 30 May 2008

Absolutely Brilliant, Tony. I've looked in that mirror on more than one occasion, but have I ever really looked back? ....And, in looking back, looked back...if you know what I mean? ? ? Even though it has an epic feel about it, your inimitable style keeps one hanging on till the last line. It feels like this poured out of you and I bet you feel a lot better for the pouring!

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Joseph Poewhit 29 May 2008

Poem puts the sugar in the tea well

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