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The Lost Hours

The Lost Hours

Like a shadowy ghost from a forgotten past,
joy, passes me by.
Touching  my shoulder to acknowledge its  fragile existence..
Just barely…Then it’s gone.
Back to the dark recesses of lonely hours
where all sadness dwells,
undisturbed, unnoticed, unrelenting.
The timeless, monotonous rhythms of an ordinary life
lived and presented to the world
with a serene smile and countenance,
yet decaying minute by minute into an ocean
of timelessness.
I can’t  ever see beyond ‘now’
Now is all there is…..or ever will be , for me..
I live within a time of grey mist and silent screams.
My secret world, where I am queen
but with no realm to rule,  and no wish ever  fulfilled.
Just despondency and living within layers of time.
Hoping to awake and find despair defeated,
yet knowing this bitter legacy is mine to nurture,
to hide,
within the dark,deep wells of memory and desire.
Sometimes,
for one fleeting, diaphanous  moment,
there is a moratorium, a hiatus
where my soul flies….unhindered,
above all the wretched melancholy beneath me.
My lungs fill with untainted air, revitalised.
But too quickly,  a return .
Reality awaits…the endless hours pass
and become again, never to be relived
the  hours..
The lost  hours.
 

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StevieC

I know some of the sadness you are going through Lodi and you have expressed this so well..know that love is always around you for when those dark times overwhelm you.You are a survivor and you will, one day, be past all this. Hugs my darling  girl xx

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lodigiana

Thank goodness for that Gerard!  you are so right- thank you xx
Lodigiana

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Sometimes,
for one fleeting, diaphanous  moment,
there is a moratorium, a hiatus
where my soul flies….unhindered,

 

brilliantly crafted ....

reading again....

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lodigiana

This one came straight from the heart.!.thanks so much for reading my friend xx
Lodigiana

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lodigiana

Thank you so much Kieran, really appreciate it my friend xx
Lodigiana 

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lodigiana

Thanks so much Wayne..your emojis always make me smile! xx
Lodigiana

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Wayne Stubbs

🤣🤣 well I'm glad to hear that Lodigiana, I am, 
I posted a poem today called 'the evil of human weakness' you might find it interesting 😊💓

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lodigiana

Hi Wayne..I have read your poem and think it is brilliant! One one your most superlative writes I think my friend! Xxx
Lodigiana

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Wayne Stubbs

Wow! I'm truly thankful that you think So, I very much appreciate your support 😊💓

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Christopher Correia

Hey lodigiana what can I say, a totally brilliant poem from a totally brilliant poetess, the depth and originality expressing lament is otherworldly, sad yes, but powerful reading....cheers poetess, well done   

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lodigiana

Hi Christopher so lovely to hear from you my friend. Thank you for reading and commenting I am so pleased you liked this one as it is one that I feel turned out just as I wanted it too..if that makes sense?.xx
Lodigiana

 

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John DeFoore Jr

They recently came out with a study saying people that like sad music are generally happy people.
I've always said "don't give me no happy crap
'I am at home in the melancholy 
I love your poem, 
Enjoyed this very much
John

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lodigiana

I totally agree with that study! So thrilled that you enjoyed this and I appreciate you commenting- thank you John
Lodigiana x

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Dean Kuch

A beautifully well rendered melancholy musing, Lodi.
Bravo!
~Dean 💞💘💝💖

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lodigiana

Victor Hugo once said that 'Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad' and I fear that he is absolutely correct in a strange sort of way....Thank you so much for your kind words Dean - appreciate it !
Lodigiana xx

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