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Poem: "Of Stories, Oft Repeated"
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:18:18 AM »
I found this poem on a social media site called Pillowfort (it's still in beta, but they're trying to combine the best features of Tumblr and LiveJournal at its best, basically), so I asked the poet's permission to share the poem, since I love it and I thought it would resonate with others here as well.

Of Stories, Oft Repeated

I love the hidden echoes

Where the well-worn stories lie

In crooked, brittle pages

Hide the tales that never die



Iíve walked these woods forever

I know what lies ahead

But I will walk it once again

And love what I have read



I know all of the heroes

And I greet them like old friends

Iíll never really leave them

Though I know their story ends



I love the hidden echoes

Where the well-worn stories lie

In crooked, brittle pages

Hide the tales that never die



Iíve seen the battles that they fight

I know which blows will fall

But never less, I greet them

Every time I hear their call



Each story is a pebble that,

Worn smooth by rivered eye,

Will comfort me forever

With no worries as to why



I love the hidden echoes

Where the well-worn stories lie

In crooked, brittle pages

Hide the tales that never die

(Link to the poet's page on the site, per poet's request https://pillowfort.io/qwertynerd97 )
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Re: Poem: "Of Stories, Oft Repeated"
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 11:42:41 AM »
That is perfect, thank you for sharing DR.

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Re: Poem: "Of Stories, Oft Repeated"
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 04:55:35 PM »
Lovely and so true.
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Re: Poem: "Of Stories, Oft Repeated"
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 06:39:44 PM »
Thank you for sharing, DR.  It strikes a very responsive chord.
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Re: Poem: "Of Stories, Oft Repeated"
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 03:11:39 PM »
I just found this and I loved it. So true. Like my favorite  stories that I have read over so many times I can practically  recite them but I still  enjoy them each time I read them. I find them very comforting.
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