Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ode To "T"

Trample on my heart,
Trespass on my soul.
Twisting our love apart.
Tragedy takes its toll.

Trips we'd never take,
Trails we'd never follow.
Treaties cool, half-baked,
Tender tones, are only borrowed.

Tales of days long past,
Trigger tears of sorrow.
Truth is, it would never last,
Trapped inside, the treachery of tomorrow.


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  1. Excellent Julie, you are very talented and it was a pleasure to read.

  2. Wow! Twelve lines beginning with words starting with T. Meaningful too. Kudos! :)
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  3. I am impressed! Well done and heartfelt.

  4. Hi Julie - how very sad .. and probably very true in some instances .. cheers Hilary

  5. Well done, all starting with T. Impressive.

  6. Hi, Julie! Today you made clever use of T words to remind us of something we have all experienced in our lives, the painful aftermath of a failed relationship, memories of broken promises and thoughts of what might have been. Once again you have inspired me, Julie. Have a happy Thursday!

  7. What Shady Del Knight said!!! You say so much with so few words and incredibly with'T'. I too am inspired, and wish I could say as much in fewer words, but alas, I am Too Talkative...both out of my mouth and on paper/keyboard.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  8. But, I'll always have my memories!
    And a small pen...okay, NOW I've said too much.

  9. terrible Ts. Good poem as always

  10. Yvonne - Thank you for your kind words! I really enjoy your poems too, Yvonne!

    Sundari - Nice to meet you via A to Z! Thank you so much!

    Arleen - You can say that again.

    Delores - Thank you, my dear Old Broad!

    Liza - I really appreciate it! How about that, two talented Old Broads in a row!

    Hilary - When I originally wrote this, it was intended to be a parody on a country song or folksy ballad. If you think of it that way, it's not quite as sad. Thanks Hilary!

    Rhonda - I remember how worried you were when you read this during our first A to Z! Thanks Rhonda!

    Shady - You've said it in a nutshell! Shady, you are a man with deep thoughts. Thanks for saying I inspired you.

    Sue - I like the way you talk! This was a Sling Blade reference, but it's true. Your stories are entertaining and heartfelt. I love that your mom collected so many of your pictures, and school paper clippings in a shoebox, and how you've based your A to Z stories on them. Thanks Sue!

    Alex - Though it didn't start out that way, I guess it does get sadder every time I read it. Thanks Alex!

    Al - A small pen is fine as long as it gets the job done, and doesn't leave you covered in blue memories. Look what you've done to me, Al!

    Joanne - Thanks to another one of my favorite Old Broads!


  11. Ah-ha! Page 92.

    Methinks we shall visit Versailles on a Vespa come Saturday. ;-)

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

    1. Stephen - Hahaha! It's incredible how you know me so well! Since I have a new silly poem lined up for tomorrow, I may pull something else out of the archives for "V." Things have been very hectic here lately, so it's nice to have a few options. Thanks for cheering me on, Stephen!


  12. Ta ta and Thanks!
    Terrific T Tribute!

  13. Wow, so many "T" words and all of them so meaningful.

  14. This tickled! This touched. This was tremendous. Alana

  15. Oh this is so heartfelt and I think we have all been there. This was a great poem filled with emotion

  16. Your final line is so move and meaningful, Julie. The whole poem is prolific and smooth-flowing; I just really savored that final line. Terrific T post!

  17. Catharina - Sometimes a little sadness makes us more appreciative of what we have. Thanks Cathrina!

    Cherdo - Thank YOU, Cherdo! Ta da to your wonderful A to Z posts!

    Munir - It seems to have gotten more meaningful over time. Thanks Munir!

    Dixie - Thank you so much, Dixie! I've also been enjoying your A to Z poems!

    Alana - "Tickled and touched?" I can't think of a nicer compliment! Thank you, Alana!

    Birgit - It's true that we've all had broken hearts at some point in our lives. Thanks Birgit!

    Robyn - This is high praise from one of my favorite young Old Broads! Your poetry always shines, Robyn! Thank you!


  18. That was a very powerful piece that brought back memories of a long ago relationship that was doomed from the beginning but one I held onto for too long. Very vivid imagery - I felt like it was my failed romance that you capturered perfectly .
    Melissa Sugar
    Twitter @msugar13

    1. Melissa - I'm sorry that this brought back such sad memories for you. It's so hard to let go when there's even a glimmer of hope. I'm sure your "doomed" relationship made you stronger in the long run. Thank you for the kind words, Melissa!


    2. Melissa - I really enjoyed your post about Spoof Cards, but I can't seem to get my comment to go through on Disqus. I know this has happened before. I tried to login, but it kept telling me to try again. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.


  19. Well done! Another great entry.

  20. This poem is quite sad, I think it's something that will hit home for too many people.
    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond