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Poetic Wander-Lust

July 21, 2010
By oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley

The smell
of her kindergarten classroom
and a newschool,
with the scent of summer
and the image of green hills and valleys.

She thinks of the future,
swearing that all the sunrises will be hers,
someday, somewhere more
and full of what she sees when she reads her books.
Yes, she will wake up early,
with her tea and a cigarette,
to cut a poetic image against the red-faced sun.
She will do it
as soon as she finds
The Place
where waking up early would be worth it.

But sometimes she wonders,
what if there is no place?
What if some people are never content
to be anywhere but everywhere?
And what if she is one of those eternally restless wanderers?
What then, for contentment,
for the early-morning feeling of sharpness,
of pleasant aloneness?
What then?

The author's comments:
This one dates August 2, 2009.
Just my helpless musings about the future, which this time, made it into poem-form.

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Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Apr. 18 2011 at 1:09 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I feel like this sometimes too! It's this feeling when you're lonely in some beautiful, memory-filled place and all you can think is,

"What does the future hold for me?" 

Great piece. :)