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Hopefully dwelling on
Nostalgia

How I long for days
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when hearts were whole
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and solitude desirable;
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old wisdom transported me
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on wings of awe
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and gently landed me in fields
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of  smiles and sheltered dreams…
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Stripped of innocence instead
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we stroll along lonely
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twisting roads
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too often in circles;
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Exploring heartaches
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not unlike how the tongue probes
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where the tooth has grazed…
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One cannot hope to learn all lessons
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from that which your path had been
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adorned with
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or strive to err and learn it all…
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yet I eagerly turn my face towards that
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instance
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when I will examine the proud scars
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living left me with…
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7 Aug 06

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i like the way it meanders back to the title ....
 — listen

Thank you, listen. Anything you'd suggest I do differently?
 — Nostalgia

too many .....
I liked it until about line 14 - the tongue grazed?  I know what you mean but there has to be a way to saying it better.  You're talking about a tooth that's gone or something?  From line 14 on, you seem to ramble, it gets all lost in itself.  

Can you sort that out and make it a stronger finish?
 — Isabelle5

Gosh, thank you Isabelle. I'll look into that...
 — Nostalgia

just give it a tighter focus i guess.
 — listen

Ok, I'll try...Thank you for the input.
 — Nostalgia

A nice attempt overall...
 — unknown

With lines 13 & 14 I referred to how one sometimes accidentally bite the inside of you lip or cheek and knowing how painful it is, you still cannot help exploring that little burning wound with your tongue...
 — Nostalgia

I have considered exploring what it means to work in a small, dark, confined space.

With this thought in mind, your comment does not sound as mad to me as it might to most.  Quintessentially though, you're doomed.
 — Meep

I'm doomed, am I now? If you're referring to what I said about l13 &14, it's a bit much. It happens all the time... People itch and they scratch, knowing that they'll hurt their skin,etc...
 — Nostalgia

Maybe I'll come back when you've calmed down a bit :)
 — Meep

love lines 12 to 14, what an original and true to form concept. There is a really good flow to the way it is written. It somehow had a soothing affect on me, not sure why. themorrigan
 — unknown

For me those lines say that it's ok to dwell on heartaches if you choose...
 — unknown

I'm glad it had that effect on you, themorrigan... What i was trying to say was that while the mistakes we make in life are often so much less than pleasant, they're necessary and shape who we become, depending on whether we choose to learn from them or not. Perhaps it's a reminder to myself that I should look at each mistake and see what I learnt from it...
 — Nostalgia

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