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All six titles plus The Collected Poetry are now available.

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E-Book Delay

All six individual titles plus the Collected Poetry are scheduled to be available by March 15, 2018. If interested, please email [email protected]

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Audio books should be available later in 2018 and early 2019. If interested, please email [email protected]

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Ground Hog Day Reading

POETIC LICENSE A Reading By Lawrence E. Keith From his two new books FIVE & THE ONE And Selections from The Collected Poetry 1969-2012 Groundhog Day February 2, 2103 7 P.M. ◦ The Gardenia Center 4th & Church ◦ Sandpoint

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All Titles Available

All six individual books and The Collected Poetry 1969-2012 are now available through this website or at Amazon.com

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A Time of Opportunity

When Rest is found at the center Of an encircling Sphere of Light I know the I AM THAT I AM And become weightless and timeless Slowly coming into alignment Between the core of the planet And the center of … Continue reading

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Dale Pond

Sympathetic Vibratory Physics . . .A Musical Universe

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Keokee

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Lowe Agencies

Specialized Technical & Engineered Sales Calgary, Alberta, CANADA www.loweagencies.ca

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Duane Kirby Jensen

Poet and Artist. http://www.artofduanekirbyjensen.com/

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Ben Robinson

Experimental Writing The Eternal Subdivision

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Dann Hall

Hallans Gallery & The Ross Hall Collection

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The Stage of Life

THE STAGE OF LIFE Emerging Through a crack in the mask Is Life’s full potential Striving to break through Beyond a persona Wandering in shadows To ultimately become The One that I AM When finally knowing I AM One With … Continue reading

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“Loons softly paddling”

Loons softly paddling Under a mostly full moon Begin mimicking The boisterous blathering Of the inebriated

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“The chilling vision”

The chilling vision Shows seasons turned up side down And peace into war If the voters authorize The current coup d’etat

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“The pendulum swings”

The pendulum swings Life to death to life to death Over and over Until one becomes the stillness At the center of the wheel

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“Cherish each moment”

Cherish each moment In the presence of petals Unfolding rose red Love patiently residing At the Center of Being

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“When the True Self Hears”

When your True Self Hears The Universal One Speak The Language of Light You will Fully Comprehend Rhythmic Balanced Interchange

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“I Am That I Am”

I Am That I Am Preceded the Fall of Man And will always Be The fulcrum of existence To project identity

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“The tree in the seed”

The tree in the seed Knows its full maturity As our Cosmic Self Knows its Immortality In the zero of silence

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“Relationships change”

Relationships change Between student and teacher When autumn transforms Green to gold departing leaves Feeding the earth Becoming

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“The lone house watches”

The lone house watches Summer residents depart The October chill Awaiting winter solstice And hibernating Nature

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“The black walnut tree”

The black walnut tree Stands in majestic silence Awaiting winter Knowing that the falling leaves Protect its fallen seed fruit

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“Fireflies at twilight”

Fireflies at twilight Illumine the Blue Ridge Christ As it catches leaves Blown from the disrobing trees On winds of changing season

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“Insects and birds sing”

Insects and birds sing An autumnal opera On Afton Mountain Passionate in the moment With no thought for tomorrow

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“Nasturtiums slow dance”

Nasturtiums slow dance In the soft summer breezes To Nature’s rhythms Pulsing through the Milky Way And stones on the garden path

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“From Monticello”

From Monticello Is heard Jefferson singing His song of Freedom Calling for revolution By expanding Consciousness

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“Clear Easter morning”

Clear Easter morning Fresh snow on the mountaintop Difficult ascent

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“From zero stillness”

From zero stillness The arrow of your desire Creates the target

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Epiphany on the Palouse – The Solicitation

The SPDP membership Drive by shouting is requesting Your generous contributions To begin staff planning meetings For the next Fall Semester.

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Epiphany on the Palouse – Education

While doing research for my new book, THE METEORIC RISE OF THE THIRD RIGHT SANS GRAVITY, Subtitled, “The Magma Farta Of the Third Millennium,” I had to acknowledge that Rush Must be right: Millions and millions Of lemmings can’t all … Continue reading

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Epiphany on the Palouse – A Diagram

The Birth of NonPoetry Ultimately brought Balance To the world of literature. NonPoetry Non Fiction Walla Fiction Poetry

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Epiphany on the Palouse – The Oath

I promise to solemnly wear The Joe Friday Only the Facts Badge number seven fourteen, With mirror, as a reminder Of when Mussolini Jones read From the Temple balcony: Discovering that Poet & Audience Were not only One, But the … Continue reading

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Epiphany on the Palouse – The Plea

Therefore, I petition the bored; Referring to section seven, First Amendment to the Second Law of Diminishing Audience To become a standing member Or one sitting within sight of The Society for The Prevention of Disabled Poets.

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Epiphany on the Palouse – Testimonial

The road to disability began When Mensa disallowed my score Of one hundred and ninety seven; Discovering the redundant Rhyme scheme answers: A BAD CEED CA B On major sections of the nineteen Sixty seven IQ exam.

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Alphabet Parade

Amber arguments ask answers Before blue bereaving berets Can change certain colored candles Dripping down diners delivering Exotic erotic earthly eggrolls For foreign film fanatics Growing gangrenous garden grapes Heavenly helping homemakers Identify icy islands

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Hippo Rock

Another wave washes The Hippo clean Of perching shore birds Overhead the seasonal wave Of migrating ducks and geese Struggle to reorganize Their disintegrating formations In the erratic April breezes

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Hunting for Answers to Autumnal Questions

Within your sights is Life, Breathing. Can it be seen? Can this miracle be felt In a heart beating fast, Or a breath being held?

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Nines

In the dark We arrive At the west end Of the continent Of the millennium To the outflowing tide Throw passport throw bankbook Excrete Vomit Emote

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FrogSong

My sleeping soul Awakened with a smile When a Frog sang Memory Of its unique music Echoed through the rain And endless cloudy days To many years past Youth Innocence The world’s and mine

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New Year’s Eve – EvenSong

EvenSong Celebration Contemplation Transitions flame bonfire Visions pastPresentfuture Overhead South and West converge Folding clouds at right angles To screen the moon Light Increases shadows depth Clarity penetrates midnight Calmly birthing Unease —December 31, 1995

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New Year’s Eve – SwanSong

SwanSong Out of the grey sky lake The six joined by two Appear near the islands Flying Not ducks not geese Eight Winging in a line Tip to wingtip at eye level Contact with one Recognition Then connection with the … Continue reading

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July Morning

Through the pink falling rain The illusive catbird Clearly calls me by name Hanging from folded clouds Rainbow fragments Vanish Reappear Then lengthen and double Brushstroking The reflected mountains To leave the lake awash In kaleidoscopic color

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Pear Blossoms

A chickadee messenger warns Of grosbeaks waiting by the feeder In a hypothermic daze. Late April. Wind, rain, sleet and hail Hasten the daffodils demise. Now, tulips are reluctant, Oriental poppies terrified. With seed and wood in short supply I … Continue reading

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Listening Point

Pend d’Oreille, remember the time Before time when in the womb Of your mother Lake Missoula You heard her tell of the upheaval That violently birthed these mountains; When horizontal layers of rock Instantly pitched to angles That today disorient … Continue reading

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At Home in Hope

Inside a dream Images and faces Melt into Oneness Sunrise touches the lake Shadows disappear The mountains admire Their own reflection While nasturtiums slow dance To silent and soft breezes

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Prairie Cleansing

Angers away Eastward Floating Heavy cluttered mind Baggage cast aside Lakes mountains trees Gone Forgotten Blind traveling folded Into Saskatchewan sun Rising over fence lines Touching blue domed sky

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The Mirror

Leaping Blindly falling Inside darkness Floating Fear consumes And finally subsides As time slows toward stop

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For Brenda

Poetry Is the fragrance Of each moment Inhaled During each life Exhaled Toward a future Envisioned Now

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Greetings, My Friend

Today This hand Reached out You withdrew Unwilling To stretch your hand Across the chasm Of time and change Widening

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A Prodigal Poet’s Plea

O Muse, are you here? I traveled Many miles to you. On bended Knees I beg forgiveness. No more Phone calls or letters written. No Distance between us. Together We can quickly cross frozen ground And safely return to our … Continue reading

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Anticipation

During countless days and sleepless nights I await the news that will announce The arrival of the unrevealed To a confused civilization In need of a New Direction and Purpose For weeks its Presence has been felt On the wind … Continue reading

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“We must never forsake our dreams”

We must never forsake our Dreams For they will find Reality The moment we begin living In Harmony with Destiny.

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“A death has been knocking at the door”

A death has been knocking at the door, But I refuse to listen and only ignore; For Destiny is worth keeping These two feet terra firmly seeking To extend the never ending Dream Beyond personal reality.

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“Begin the painful deprogramming”

Begin the painful deprogramming To find the Balance Necessary to recognize Truth

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“When the bright lights lost their luster

When the bright lights lost their luster, The bittersweet carrot disappeared, And I began the task of looking, In hopes of one day Seeing.

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“Other scavengers pluck her tail feathers”

Other scavengers pluck her tail feathers, Limiting the Eagle’s mobility and power. One by one the feathers are taken Making flight practically impossible.

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“Lay your pseudo self”

Lay your pseudo self On the pyre of worldly ambition, Releasing it into the illusory world Of its own creation, And become consumed In the Phoenix Flame Of your True Being; Allowing its Reality to Become.

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“Welcome the Divine Physicians”

Welcome the Divine Physicians, Freely offering their healing powers By pouring Gold Rejuvenating Liquid Into and on this physical vehicle.

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“Do we sink, swim”

Do we sink, swim Or endlessly tread water? This seesaw life of constant choice Must yield to the Balance within If Existence is to continue.

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“Swallowing a nostalgic placebo

Swallowing a nostalgic placebo Quickly relieves today’s pain, Validating this illusion of life. . . Unlived even in finality.

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Metamorphosis

Halted during its slow journey to the other side, A common turtle lay clumsily split in two. His natural armor offered little protection From Man’s four-wheel driven nightmare, And he became just another unlisted casualty. As the surging ocean’s unrelenting … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Living

Rushing, pushing and striving to obtain Enlightenment and riches in an hour or a day, Leaves us no time whatsoever to wait For this Tree to grow tall and oak straight. Our newly felled sapling becomes Another very poor excuse … Continue reading

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Greetings

At last! Blue sky on the horizon, Or is it another approaching storm? It’s getting harder and harder to tell. Is that snow drifting, Or cherry blossoms carried In the wind of life’s passing? And who really knows if it’s … Continue reading

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For Ocean

The dead carcass that recently washed ashore Has been curiously gawked at from afar, Repulsively hovered over and stick-poked By clutching lovers and beachcombers alike. Each successive high tide pushes it further, To ultimately rest in odoriferous decay On river … Continue reading

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Venus

After many centuries in abeyance The winds of Venus are blowing To again wreak havoc in our lives. Red, yellow and blue planetary visions Kaleidoscopically change in minutes, Sending cracks through our emotional core And chilling the superficial warmth Of … Continue reading

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Faces of the City

Blankly walking the shadowed streets Where this world and that too often meet, A feeling of Truth’s impassioned rage Suddenly jolts and jars the bars Surrounding the serenely caged. Cracked pavement lines the faces Groping for any reality Which produces … Continue reading

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Remember the Love

Cherish all the tender warmth Of small, thoughtful considerations Shared in moments of joy and sorrow. Acknowledge the good times, Yet be thankful for overcoming the bad, Always seeking extended periods Of Peace and Serenity.

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Amanita Cloud

For centuries the Sacred Mushroom Ritual Has been a vehicle for reaching Eternity. We need not risk physical ingestion, And the possible effects of its deadly poison, If we symbolically see this visual keyhole As showing us the way to … Continue reading

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And All the King’s Men

We have finally passed the point of no return, And during transition from fragile order To the Chaos we invited into being, Persistent Decay is all that can exist. . . But, with blinders intact, We see it not; From … Continue reading

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Wedding Vows

Let us not talk about Love, Except for all Living Things. Let us not speak of Marriage, Except to the Ideals of Peace And Freedom for All. Let us not desire commitment, Except to One Earth.

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Poppies

Peeking from protective pods, We are poppies Of indefinable Orange, Radiant newborn suns Opening these fragile petals To explore, find and finally feel Our Individual Uniqueness At the Center Of Being.

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An Infant’s Passing

The pain. The agony. . . Of watching each leaf shrivel and die, Falling at times in twos and threes. The horror. . . Of seeing termites and insects Rushing to feast on their prey, That was once, twice, thrice … Continue reading

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Sandwich Existence

After wearily ascending the lighted stair, An unconscious slamming of the opened gate Awakens the dogs to nervously bark At their master’s alien presence; Babbling patronizingly, While already warm and secure Mentally, behind the closed door.

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The Swinging Pendulum

When the fairy tale finally ends Our dreams become discordant And we find ourselves wandering Nakedly alone through the nightmare Of knowingly created Existence. We return guilt ridden to one hour Sundays And sing with mechanistic certitude The songs rotely … Continue reading

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The Thread of Life

Tumbling into the previously impenetrable past, We grope for the tables and chairs and faces That for years have cluttered our darkened stage. The continuous repeating of remembered lines Finally begins to clear the distorting haze, And with the glaring … Continue reading

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Innocence Revisited

The crumbling of our protective walls Leaves us standing innocently naked, Opened to Love, vulnerable, And immersed solely in the moment; No yesterdays and no tomorrows, Only the Indefinable, Eternal Now. Feeling the flower grow, We suddenly approach God, Becoming … Continue reading

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A Shallow Grave

Praising the empty accomplishment Of temples built without foundation, We hypnotically pledge allegiance To the twin gods of power and money. Believing our lifelong search complete, We blindly caress these half truths, Awakening on our last day to realize We … Continue reading

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Remember Not to Forget

The mountains have been moved. There are cracks in the walls Of personal and societal brick. As the flower Terra grows, Forming a perfect bud, We see in its emergence Living visions of a future Mankind has always known.

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Self Portrait

Somehow caught in the sands of time, Consonants and vowels still commingle To slowly waltz across the page. In fleeting glimpses of the Eternal, This child prodigy of plus forty Wanders the deserts day and night Endlessly scratching black on … Continue reading

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“This key is forever yours”

This key is forever yours. The doormat awaits your step And the door Your unlocking.

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“The Heavens appear”

The Heavens appear As the cloud cover dissipates. Full Moon Rising in the valley Of mountain peaks. Light— Reflecting on calm river. Fog forms veils On the valley floor— Eerily midnight approaches; April Full Moon.

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Ethereal Love

Wherever I go, It remains so. . . At my side You walk, In my mind We talk.

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“Today a feeling has possessed me”

Today a feeling has possessed me Of Life and a Love For Man and Nature. A calm understanding grows In a body Which a disturbed restlessness Once called home.

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“The Creative Castle contains”

The creative castle contains Uncountable passageways Leading to hallways And unopened doors. A random selection Has been the key.

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“Unable for so long to smile”

Unable for so long to smile— Tense facial muscles ache, Yes one’s heart has grown Three fold. The body relaxes From previously unthinkable And unknown tensions.

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“Poetry is flowing today”

Poetry is flowing today; Thoughts of John Keats Not so far away— Neither in his verse Nor of his time, But writing only to release Others so they may find A smile on their lips And no fear in the … Continue reading

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“It is now winter”

It is now winter; The end— The beginning— And an avalanche of thought For everyone.

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“Help is coming”

Help is coming— It is in your mind If you stop your games And find the time. And if you look You still can see Your non-existence Must cease to be.

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Candlelight (For Aldous Huxley)

Its flame is a unifying force, Illuminating the once dark, Giving dimension to technopomorphic entities, Bringing light and undulating shadows To once bleak walls. It opens your eyes for you see, It is your heart and soul, For you feel … Continue reading

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“White caps appear between the grey”

White caps appear between the grey Of the free and angry sea, As I stand with hands pocket deep Tasting the salt spray on my lips. Wind blown tresses cover my face. Whisking them away I feel the flame of … Continue reading

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“Living life”

Living life In a dream of oneness for all. We touch with our heart While feeling with our soul, For we are together On the cold and long road Of our dreams.

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“We become strangers to each other”

We become strangers to each other And also to our selves. Our paths have strayed Although we are together. Friendly bonds grow To become what they will. A painful re-acquaintance is undertaken, For we stand at the crossroads— Of love?

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“A stranger walked into town”

A stranger walked into town, A dog at his side And pack on his back. He inquired of the townsfolk, Receiving only cold long stares And no reply, For no one could look This man directly in the eye.

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“We have passed this way before”

We have passed this way before On our journey to the lake. We have seen the rapids, The falls and the pools Of life, Of Man, Yet we continue our trek For the cycle Never ends.

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“I want to taste your love”

I want to taste your love As together we become one In the warmth and security Of each other’s arms and bodies. While two days will be eternal to us We shall experience all in total. All will end, but … Continue reading

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“Tomorrow – a new day”

Tomorrow—a new day To be dealt with as we will. A new life’s door is before us, Yet we open yesterdoor Without thought In the habit of our ways.

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“Leaving our footprints”

Leaving our footprints In the sands of time We walk till sunset Your hand in mine.

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“We hold the key”

We hold the key To see the light Of our past failures, Yet we stumble through the darkness Of daylight Without noticing Our shortcomings.

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