Forever Be

Forever Be

A Poem by Mark
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We like to exclaim our love in terms too huge to contemplate don't we?

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How long is forever?

When those mountains were buried
and the Earth was violent
was it still you and me?

Now they've risen, they crumble
under life, water, and air.

Forever is a closet
dark and unknown.

it's where we deposit
what we intone.

We keep moving the door
afraid of the embers.

We've met before but 
who remembers?

I'll be with you
where the ocean is

I'll be true
til the stars fizz

Just how long
can Forever be?

© 2013 Mark


Author's Note

Mark
portrait 'Forever Always' by Octavio Campo

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forever is....... FOREVER.
quite daunting.
i enjoyed the poem.
as well as the painting.
Claire :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark you have a wonderful way with word play in this piece. Enigmatic!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Thank you John. :)
Mark, this poem touches my heart. Beautifully written, thoughtful, and true.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much Mary :)
forever is how long you want it to be great write Mark

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Thank you Stanley, and I believe you are right :)
I LOVE HOW YOU INCORPORATED THIS PICTURE AND THE FLOW IS WELL DONE!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Thank you for reading and commenting :)
You have given me so much to ponder today, Mark... It's true we often hear the phrase "I'd love you to be with you forever." or the like but such were spoken in carelessness or ignorance. Based from my own experiences, those "forevers" took up 6 months at most. Haha.

The painting is a masterpiece. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

THank you Blue, I really love that painting as well. :)
Blue

7 Years Ago

Ohhh. I have reviewed this four months ago. ;)
Wow, the painting is amazing and fits perfectly for this one my friend. You've done an excellent job once again. I love Sarah's question; How long is forever?

Loved this one, Mark!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Mark

7 Years Ago

Yes that painting is amazing isn't it? I keep looking at it wondering just how the artist ever put i.. read more
s y e

7 Years Ago

It is out of this world, my friend. It is waaaaay too long, haha
Love the idea of this one, and the painting fits well with the context (love the work of this artist).

How long is forever? -- when you find out, will you let me know? ;)

Seriously, though, I think that forever is in the finding of love and happiness. When one achieves that nirvana on earth, that in and of itself is forever. Beautifully written.

Posted 7 Years Ago


That is the coolest painting. I like the poem that you spun off it. Forever is such a huge word, Mark. I like to think we can have it, though. Nice work. Angi~

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL ... I love the concept and the dept pf love in this piece !! Great Work !! Love the Portrait as well ;)

Posted 7 Years Ago



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