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I have stood alone  listening to seed pods pop open in forsaken  fields

I have been inahurry like
                            everyone else
I knew what I was missing

   When I realized the cutting sound wings make in thick autumn air

   When I realized I would always rush to round the next bend on an endless circle

   When I made the same mistake
Never bursting forth onto  fertile ground


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just someone my mother might know

4 responses »

  1. I think this one is for Debbie too. Thank you . . .it’s perfect and speaks to me hugely. 🙂

    • I wish it didn’t.
      If we round the bends with a servant’s heart it is not in vain.
      Okay ,I know, this is an uplifting poem because it acknowledges that we all feel trapped sometimes and it is good to know that we are not alone in that.

      I am working on some boggy land these days. On Saturday i climbed a small hill onto good ground and found an ancient landmark there.
      Broken light was coming through the trees and a warm wind was blowing and I thought that we are destined for higher ground.
      Remember the Stevie Wonder song “Higher Ground”.
      God is with us in the lowlands and the circles.
      Sometimes I feel guilty for being too negative.
      Can you tell 🙂

  2. I hear you clearly! Much of my work is tinged with darkness, but you know, if a poem works, it’s alright eh – it has it’s purpose!

    I liked this one…listening to seed pods pop…

    and, by the way, there’s a poem in your comment you know!

  3. I have listened to the seeds pods pop many times.
    It saddens me to drive past a field in a rush and think of the
    peacefulness out there I am leaving behind.

    I think there is a poem there but for now I cant really do it justice. It was a very good feeling getting up on that high ground. Back in the mire today I am afraid.

    thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment


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