Saturday, August 19, 2017

Moments' Kisses to Watching TV with your Parents
Lovers enjoying their life together 
A son enjoys TV with his mom 


Moments' Kisses (poem) 

Now only moments' kisses still remain
Where days adrift with dreaming had once danced
It seemed the world was laid out at our feet
And there was time enough to see it through
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The air was scented with enchantment’s strain
Beyond beyond the wonders which we chanced
And when we held existence was complete
We lived a love the hands of heaven drew
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Then came the dawn of sorrow’s bitter pain
When in our mirror stranger’s faces glanced
Within our souls was lie of our defeat
And from our eyes fell rain of lifetime’s dew
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Our hearts with kisses' moments now regain
For we were dreams which fantasies romanced
There for a time did pure perfection meet
And I was there to live it all with you


Lovers' lives are echoed in moments' kisses and this poem. With the first stanza we are led to believe this is a free form poem. Then we see that each line rhymes with the sane line of each stanza. This was done to hint how life is tied together.

It was the year 2000, Sure, there were still many magic moments ahead, but the time had come for Arlene and me to hand over the reigns of the parties to others. Normally, Arlene and I spend our time in the "now". The past few years were so unbelievable. They offered no time for reflection. Did they really happen at all?  We used to enjoy tender moments, at night, cuddling under a blanket sharing moments. Those moments became far and few. There were just too many dreams waiting to come alive. But now there was time to breath.  Time to take things a little more easy. (Even though we would reestablish San Francisco Chapter Order Of DeMolay during this time.) Time to take in all that we had done. There were the countless parties. Then came the parenting days and the disco era and all the places we took in. Then came those bitter times. Those days and nights it almost ended. It was hard to believe that was us. Beyond that was that couple in the "Palace in the Sky". Now here we are.

Just to provide something to think about. Normally I encourage everyone to live in the now. Arlene and I had this fun game. We would romantically cuddle in a blanket, at night, somewhere comfortable. There we would engage in a soft "remember when". In our mad days when we were in charge of entertainment, there was little time to enjoy what happened; except what worked and what didn't. Living in the now was taken to extremes. Most of us enjoy reading stories. I enjoy people telling me stories of their life. I have found the best story is ours. How many of us take pictures? Time frozen. The past. Memories. We can go to our favorite restaurant, where our memory tells us we had a good time and the food was good, or we can risk something new. That is live That is our life. And while we are trying to balance it out, Enjoy.


Here is a great song about life: Alan Jackson "Remember When" 

Living at home with the parents 


Today’s young adults are more likely to be at home for an extended stay compared with previous generations of young adults who resided with their parents, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. census data. As of 2016, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home. This is 5 percentage points higher than the share of Generation Xers who lived in their parents’ home in 2000.This is not only true in America but other countries as well. 
Here to give us an insight into living with the parents in Ireland is Foil Arms and Hog, "Watching TV with your Parents - Foil Arms and Hog" 

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Roman Payne



44 comments:

  1. This excellent poem tugged at my heartstrings Martin.
    My three kids don't want or need me anymore and to be perfectly honest it's breaking my lonely heart.
    Thanks fo0r sharing.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you. I hope this brought some good feelings too.
      I can't imagine what you are going through. Remember the good times. Keep the doors open.

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  2. Looking back sure can be fun and it can lead to others in the future too.

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  3. I like the idea of cuddling under a blanket and remembering when.... This gives such a warm picture of your days with Arleen. You really seemed to savor the moment & the memories!

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    1. I appreciate knowing that you enjoyed. Thank you.
      Life has given me so much to prepare for the "Now" in my life.

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  4. Living in the now is fine, but I firmly believe we need to remember the past, both to savour and to learn.
    I left my parent's home early and have no regrets.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I appreciate them.
      I moved on my own early too.

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  5. I liked the rhyme pattern with four line iambic pentameter stanzas.

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  6. "Now only moments' kisses still remain"...Only the fortunate ones have memories to be cherished. You're one lucky soul in that & nothing in this world remains forever. Nicely put.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet regards.
      I'm so happy you enjoyed.
      Blessings

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  7. Sweet memories..when they're all that remain, we have to be grateful for their presence....

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    1. Grateful indeed. Thank you.
      May sweet be your memories.

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  8. Wonderful memories and dance with words

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  9. Lovely poem, as usual, summing up how transient things are. I did think it was blank verse on reading the first stanza. Very cleverly crafted rhyme scheme.

    The past can be an anchor, a lesson, a comfort, and shouldn't be forgotten imho, though appreciating the present is important. History, global and personal, is what makes us who we are.

    It's great to be back here this Sunday! Have a glorious one!

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    1. Thank you for your gracious compliments.
      I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
      Spread your sunshine

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  10. Hello, I enjoy looking back at happy moments and my photos will be around to remind me if I forget. Lovely poem! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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    1. Not to mention the joy your memories brings others. Thank you.
      So glad you liked the poem.
      Enjoy your week.

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  11. I love how the poem sums up the transition in love... it can not always be that burning passion... great poem

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    1. That is quite a compliment. Thank you.
      Always enjoy seeing you and your site.

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  12. Your poem made me recall the days with Mom vs the short meetings now. She used to lean down to kiss me, now I have to lean down to kiss her. I had a blessed childhood. And then the other kisses I remember when I touch my lips--gone, some bitter but most so very lovely.

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    1. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed.
      Thank you for opening up your precious treasure chest of memories.
      Dream on...

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  13. I have mixed feeling of the past and present and perhaps, even where the future leads. I try to live in "now", but once in awhile I like a slow dance in yesterday even if it brings tears. I will always be a dreamer, the threads of reality can be thin at times, but each thread makes me stronger and if one strands break there is enough to carry on.

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing your precious and valuable thoughts.
      Always remain a dreamer and remember we can make dreams a reality.
      Live your dreams

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  14. I like how the rhyme pattern ties each stanza together. A well crafted poem with its rigid meter to the final full stop. I certainly enjoyed an insight to your life with the narrative.

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    1. Thank you for your words of praise.
      A good feeling knowing you enjoyed.

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  15. A wonderful poem of lasting love. I like the rhyme pattern in this.

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  16. So much to savor! Beautiful poem, great memories shared, topped with a timely bit of music. I enjoyed every minute.

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    1. This is sweet of you to say. Thank you very much.
      I also enjoy your site.

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  17. "And I was there to live it all with you". And you and Arlene lived it so well. And you made it through the hard times, which result from all the rush and busyness of earning a living and raising kids. So happy you reconnected on the other side and found an even deeper love.

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    1. So good that you caught that other side message.
      Thank you for the warmth of your your message.
      May your days be filled with magic.

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  18. Delightful presentation of well thought out material written and/or experienced.
    ZQ

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    1. Thank you for this generous compliment

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  19. What a beautiful and romantic poem. Definitely living in the now balanced with memories seems like a positive force.

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    1. Thank you for this gift.
      I appreciate your thoughts.

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  20. Martin what beautiful, intimate memories and stories you shared with us....I feel blessed to be able to read and savor these favorite words....'And I was there to live it all with you'

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    1. I am blessed to have you visit and deliver this warm compliment. Thank you.
      Dream on...

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  21. A compelling form to your poem, which you have pulled off masterfully. And, once again, I enjoyed your commentary.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. So nice of you to say.
      And I enjoy your posts too.

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  22. Great rhyme scheme to a beautiful poem. very nice post!Love that Alan song!

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    1. Thank you. Very kind of you. Happy you enjoyed.

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