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These words spontaneously came to Jack's head on Wednesday. Jack copied in Rich via e-mail. Rich spontaneously recorded Jack's poem with a Zoom H2 Handy Recorder (same unit Jack has on order). Later that evening, a thunderstorm was making some beautiful sounds in Rich's West Side neighborhood, so he spontaneously recorded the thunder and rain and added it to the poem reading.

Today is Thursday...time to digest Jack's poem. What say you?
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Loss

by Jack Miller

Losing what was never mine
Spectral idols tempting me
Fruitless paths and ravaged time
Companions in my misery

Fading hopes refuse decline
Distracted thoughts mocking me
Circle now this body find
A dying dream not to be

Yet ‘neath these ruins’ wasted climb
The quiet recall in memory
Reasserts the truth sublime
Through loss, life found eternally
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Uploaded: Aug 28, 2008 - 02:34:42 PM
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2008 - 02:34:42 PM Last Played: Jan 28, 2017 - 05:44:27 PM
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Char said 3614 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Well done.
from one of mine:
"without the end of what you have known, there is no beginning, no continuance." Thank you both. :)
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said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
and thank you Char...
Somewhat of a departure, this poetry piece, for me at MacJams. Nice to know you enjoyed it.

Jack
Feter said 3614 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
Loss
Another poem another rain ..what we eternly breath
was lost of moments ..then we seek to enjoy the second
as we poke and steel the breathe to live that one .
the 00:48 passed us and we still linger its beauty
thank you for sharin such wonderful work Gentlemen !
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said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Feter's response
Yes, stolen moments from the sea of eternity. Well said, Feter.
said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Another moment...
of reflection on life's circumstances and our own frailties... one that declares there is hope and life worth living. Thanks Feter.

Jack
sloparts said 3614 days ago (August 28th, 2008)
There's something to be said
for great poetry, and this is great poetry my friends.

Love the way you framed it with the natural sounds of thunder, and how smooth the voice sound in the recording.

Very well done, both of you.

Ed
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said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Ed....
Thanks, my friend, for your very generous comments. We're both appreciative.

Jack
Roxylee said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Great poem
This seems like a sad poem, until the 3rd stanza, where all hope breaks loose. Then we realize that it was all worth it- every lost dream, fading hope, all meant nothing, compared with the surpassing greatness of knowing God. (Phil 3.8) Wow, and the thunderstorm came to read with you, Rich. How cool! :-)
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said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Comparisons in life...
and that even in and through those things that are unfair and burdensome to us... God's grace works His purposes through even the weakest faith. That is encouraging to me. Thanks Roxylee.
said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
Rich
You did a great job of reading this little poem... I really like the thunder storm in the background. Interesting how this came together so quickly. Amazing what being in a funk/down mood can turn into, eh?


said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
The Turn
Well, I asked you for a "turnaround" (like in a Shakespeare sonnet) after you sent me two verses wallowing in misery and failed dreams. You came up with a very good turn in verse 3 and that motivated me to record it. The T-storm was a gift from on high...an acknowledgment of your about-face from despair.
egobandit said 3613 days ago (August 29th, 2008)
zip pi di
sorry I had to do dah.... no o ffense I truly think it is something that not only me but all mJers should enjoy the spoken word the pulse of the rythem of the toung an animalistic impulse made clear. sung but spoken every utterance thought out munipulated until right oh the sweet acceptance of a few and inbetween ! thanks
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said 3612 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Thanks
As we insert the missing punctuation into your stream of words we begin to understand what you are saying and are compelled to say thank you very much for your astute observations of this poem which Jack wrote and I recited on a night when the heavens shuddered and cried.
egobandit said 3612 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Im terrible
my pro non c a tion
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egobandit said 3612 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
Im terrible
my pro non c a tion
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said 3612 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
precious...
ego my smeago... your words bring a smile to this wearied face. Welcomed comments all.

Thanks,

Jack
said 3612 days ago (August 30th, 2008)
I'm too punctilious
Sorry, Ego. Didn't mean to pontificate on your punctuation. It's all good. We caught your drift!
jiguma said 3612 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
:)
Lovely reading Rich, and fine words Jack.
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said 3611 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Thanks mate...
;)

Jack
dajama said 3611 days ago (August 31st, 2008)
Nice poem
And a very nice presentation. I like the use of the storm; it adds a nice dramatic effect. Interesting piece. Nicely done. Peace.
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magnatone said 2934 days ago (July 9th, 2010)
Loss
i say .... wow! beautiful, real, soulful. thanks guys!
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