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Sunday, 28 April 2019

IN MY MIND'S EYE



The Sunday Muse #53


Thank you Carrie for this interesting prompt, set for our group.
I really love this prompt.

Photo by Josiel Miranda from Pexels


In My Mind's Eye

I saw the image of a little girl, 
And a tear of love appeared to welcome her.


If only I could live my life again,
Perhaps as that reflection of my youth.
That painted tapestry of my life,
With details sharp and finely focused,
Should by right be mine.
Yet, those sweet morsels once held dear, are lost.


That little girl is happy, I remember it so well.
Not a single cloud cast its sombre shadow.
Sunshine blessed her with her warm, caring arms,
And the night was gentle as she slumbered.
Her life was full of love and joy and mirth.
Yet, those sweet morsels once held dear, are lost.


I want to warn her; I don't want her to suffer.
Or better still, I want to be that little lady once again.
My mistakes caused me such anguish and such sorrow,
And my heart would break if she re-lived my life.
I met the wrong people and made wrong choices.
Yes, those sweet morsels, once held dear, were lost.


Why is life so complicated?  Someone answer, please.
The world is sometimes harsh and sometimes merciless,
Once that sweet age of innocence has passed.
I want to walk with her and take her hand,
To guide her through the snares of life
So those sweet morsels, once held dear, are never lost,


To her, and to me



Eddie Bluelights
28 April 2019


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21 comments:

  1. I have wondered many times what I might say to my younger self, given the chance. I think I would not say anything--it would be too sad.

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    1. Yes, Shay maybe that is why we are not permitted to go back. Or forwards for that matter.

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  2. I also agree with Shay. But I would most def tell my younger self to invest in Microsoft! I saw a movie ages ago, Peggy Sue Got Married. It depressed me greatly, her seeing her younger self. I think it would be too sad, too filled with angst. I would let me go.

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    1. Thanks Toni. Peggy Sue Got Married. Did not see the movie but know the Buddy Holly song very well. Anyway we cannot meet our former selves which is probably a good thing . . . although my lady really wanted to save her former self . . :)

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  3. I love the repeatimg line and the hopeful change to it in the end. Regret is something we all can relate to Eddie. Life can be a messy journey indeed! Once again, thank you for spreading the word about the Sunday Muse! 😎

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    1. Thanks Carrie and it is a very good prompt . . hence I am a bit quicker this week. :)

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  4. I have many regrets but the beauty of life and marriage put those regrets in the shadows.

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    1. You and me both, Val. We were both very fortunate. My story is purely fictional, I am quite a happy bunny. :)

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  5. A very interesting thought. Great write, Eddie.

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    1. Thanks Vicky. Haven't seen you around for a while. Nice to do so now... :)

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  6. I wish I could talk to my younger self and tell her she would survive the monster. Maybe she wouldn't have suffered so much knowing there would be and end to all of it.

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    1. We cannot doit, Suzie, which is probably just as well. And of course we can't put an older head on young shoulders. We would make the same mistakes again.

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  7. This was gorgeous, full of life and love - and cold cured honesty. But Eddie, we must not rob that little girl of the experience of life, for life is all of it. The yin and the yang of it. Were she to be cheated of the pain and anguish, she could never fully know or understand the sweet, and the beautiful. Only in the losing do we comprehend the having, and appreciate the holding.

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    1. Hi Rob, great to see your emcouraging comment thank you.
      You make a very interesting point, experiencing adversity makes us grow and appreciate more fully the good things . . .:)

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  8. I really like your interpretation of the image. Such forever timely questions, too.

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  9. Interesting poem.If we were to do it all again would we make the same choices?Hmmmm,,,will have to get back to you on that one:)

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    1. Thanks, I guess we would make the same mistakes again. Something about old heads and young shoulders. We have to learn from our mistakes I guess.

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  10. If only never works, but you have a life to keep on making choices. Really liked this, Eddie.

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    1. Thank you, Sara . . . yes . . . If only never does work. Chances are the same mistakes would be made all over again

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  11. Well written. I really looking for these kinds of posts for a long time. Thank you for sharing with us.

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