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Things I Did Not Say

Rating: 4.8

there are so many things I did not say
I may have hinted once or twice
but that is not enough

the seasons pass and time must take its toll
the sun is fading in the west
a breeze confounds the air

there are those things yet better left unsaid
that may bring pain or wistfulness

but there is still regret
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Things I Did Not Say
Monday, August 8, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: regret
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Upendra Upm 08 September 2017

Both matters and mind so accurately described and one is the mirror image of the other.sun fading and you must have seen my doubtfuleyes - that is, mind fading.

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Richard Wlodarski 30 August 2017

The age old dilemma: Is it better to tell someone something they may not want to hear? OR Is it better to leave things left unsaid? Your succinct philosophical poem gives us food for thought. Thank you for being so open and honest. An excellent write, Barry! !

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Barry Middleton 30 August 2017

I have never listed the principles that I believe are prerequisite to poetry but first and foremost would be emotional honesty. Thanks Richard for the spot on comment.

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Tom Allport 30 August 2017

a wonderful poem that applies to us all? everybody if honest has some regrets in their life! ............superbly written Barry.

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Barry Middleton 30 August 2017

Thanks Tom. It is so nice to have my work appreciated.

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Seamus O Brian 04 October 2016

I love how you did not overstate your point, allowing the succinctness of the work to reinforce its own meaning. Very nice work.

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Barry Middleton 04 October 2016

I can't seem to find the words. Thank you for the kind review.

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Nosheen Irfan 12 August 2016

Full of wisdom. Great write that speaks to the heart and every reader finds in it their own voice.10

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Barry Middleton 15 August 2016

Thanks Nosheen. Wow! This one got a lot of notice. I like it too.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 09 August 2016

Seasons pass and time takes its troll. This wonderful imagery gives us nice humor and life regrets for so many things. But giving hints twice or more still mind makes up to get breeze. Amazing and excellent this poem is....10

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Barry Middleton 09 August 2016

Thank you Kumarmani for the read and the generous rating.

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Savita Tyagi 09 August 2016

Beautiful poem Berry. It said all one would want to say. Thanks for sharing.

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Barry Middleton 09 August 2016

Thank you Savita for reading and commenting..

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Marieta Maglas 08 August 2016

there are those things yet better left unsaid that may bring pain or wistfulness but there is still regret- wonderful...10

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Barry Middleton 09 August 2016

Thank you Marieta. I missed everyone's remarks yesterday. I do appreciate knowing someone read one of my poems and liked it.

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Edward Kofi Louis 08 August 2016

Yes! The sun is fading in the west. Nice piece of work.

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Barry Middleton 09 August 2016

Thanks for the comment Edward.

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M Asim Nehal 08 August 2016

Yes while parting ways such feelings are very normal yet we live our lives...on and on...10

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Barry Middleton 09 August 2016

Thanks for reading and commenting Mohammed.

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