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There in that sacred space

Where dreams lay crumbled

From all the yesterdays –


There where songs are sung

And stale memories play on

The soft notes of piano keys –


There in the unfulfilled dream

Heaps of all tomorrows amid

The rearranged bar stools –


There in the Bacchus mist

Among the sad souls of night

Love comes briefly to delight –


There in that play parlor for

Lonely souls of poetic pawns

The tortured Romantic sits.


Thank you, Romantics of the

World for the beauty of your

Musical notes of such sweet pain.


  • BR Chitwood – July 9, 2019 –


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15 comments on “There

  1. Excellent, Billy Ray.

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    1. Thank you, good John. Means a lot! ♥

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  2. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    That really fit the picture. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks, Denise. Those were the days! Some good! Some bad! ♥♥


  3. Gwen M. Plano says:

    Oh my, such poignant writing, Billy Ray. From “stale memories” to the last line — “musical notes of such sweet pain” this is powerful writing. You amaze me! ♥

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    1. If I were to get only one such sweet comment, I would wish it from you. Tbank you, dear Gwen. Great week to you and hubby! ♥♥

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  4. jaysquires says:

    Ah, yes! Romantics of the world unite–dyslexics of the world untie. (I had to get that in there somewhere.) Your poetry never fails to amaze me, Billy Ray.

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    1. That ‘amaze me’ better mean you liked the poem, Sir Squires! Thank you, Jay. ♥


      1. jaysquires says:

        Oh yes! I love your poetic flow–always have.

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      2. Thanks so much, Jay. From you a great compliment! Bless you, good friend! ♥


    2. Love the ‘dyslexics’ comment! ♥


  5. Damn, Billy Ray. That just about sings. Melancholic, true, but makes me nod my head and smile a bit.

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    1. Love your comment, good buddy…guess I spend too much time in that world, but, shucky durn! that’s who I am! Thank you, Tim. ♥

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      1. Keep on being you, Billy Ray. Talented and honest.

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      2. Thanks, Tim…but, then, nobody’s perfect! You’re a good man, Tim, and it’s a pleasure knowing you. ♥

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