The Failure of Like Minds

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    We seemed to have
    similar minds.
    Did she
    like I did
    research it as painstakingly
    as she seemed to everything else?
    I assume so
    as the lines ran parallel to the vein
    a purple-grey mark
    instead of a scarlet letter.
    I wonder if she regrets that she failed
    as I sometimes regret my own failure
    and the white, raised evidence
    of that pointless attempt.
    Twenty-one years my senior
    and she didn’t seem
    to have any greater grasp on the reasons.
    It frightened me.
    The thought that time would not
    make all clear.
    That age is not an anodyne
    against the surprise of suffering.
    I cannot help but feel
    in retrospect
    that I failed her
    just as I failed myself.
    Though I am not enough of
    an objective observer
    to say whether I was failed in turn.
  2. Allo..

    Allo.. Well-Known Member

    This poem seems different to me somehow.. I'm not sure..
    But I really like it =]
  3. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    Really really like this :smile: You're so talented! :eek:hmy:
  4. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  5. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I too like it very much!:smile: It is surprising, tho perhaps not anymore to me, that aging does not necessarily bring wisdom and that "things" are not any more understandable at 55 than they were at 25.:unsure:

    At any rate, I really like this one - but then, I like all your writings!:smile:

    love,:hug: :flowers: :hug:

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