That was then
and now it’s over
all that was is gone for good—
the honey days and stinking clovers
drifted by as well they should.
Time trickles slowly now
in that frozen cave
you call your heart.
That was then
and now its over
there is no more time
for me to brood—
all that was is gone forever—
that was then
and now it’s heaven.
©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
February 12, 2010 | OC, California
The Betrayal | Kira’s Art
When it’s over, it’s over! Wonderfully and heart-fully written. I didn’t want it to end (your poem that is).
Une âme qui s’envole dans la mélancolie. Superbes lignes Kira 🙇♂🙇♂🙇♂
This is gorgeous and hurts my heart.
A lovely piece in company with a lovely art. 🌺🌺
Then and now are inescapable phases of life under different conditions.
Pointed…Poetically exact. Very nice Kira 💯💯👍🏾
So lovely. I loved the lines “in that frozen cave you call your heart.” Happy week-end. Regards
A beginning and an end. Very well done Kira
simple words strike deep emotion
waters wash from heart to eye
not releasing, just uneasing with
art that captures passing by
Yes, this is a perfect scene of a cold heart losing out while the other leaves the past behind, moving on to find their own heaven. Beautiful! 😊🙏🌷
Thank God it’s already past and I hope it never comes to present … where we can search heaven!! Wonderful!!
Very expressive … yes, all that was is gone, but special memories in another sense will always remain. Love the artwork!
Excellent writing, Kira not a hint of melancholy just as we would hope it might be❤
Le passé comme une neige en été… Disparu à jamais…
Sur les traces de mon passé j’y ai construit mon futur. Nos pas sur une nouvelle page ont été balayé par un nouvel océan nettoyé des impuretés…La boue est devenue de sable et coule dans le sablier telle la roche nettoyée par une cascade…
Excellente écriture @Kira (Yakira) Fulks 🙇♂⭐🙇♂💞
Only LOVE and forgiveness can leave our past in the dust. Love remains forever, despite the life one lives… When we let go of what hurts us and haunts our hearts we can truly be free and that is heaven! ‘When our temple begins to crumble and we know it soon will fall, our souls take flight into the night to answer heaven’s call’. © W. Phelan A tremendously powerful piece, @Kira (Yakira) Fulks Stunning art! Wonderful poetry!
Awesome statement of moving forward, bravo Yakira.
… wonderfull poetry and painting!
Life or time has a way to take you along with it, without realising it you are moving on. Beautiful imagery and a sweet rhythm @Kira (Yakira) Fulks