Free for the taking........

An old couch that no one wanted sits
slumped in the morning rain
A cardboard box of
twice read paperbacks
on one arm
One end table and a lamp

It serves to remind me of an old souls
born in this new world
Is there ever a plan
a reason
Are they created in the living itself
or planted in new seeds
how do we recognize
each other so well
yet not know ourselves
at all

How do we end up only knowing that
we cannot change or
As a car drives by the sign falls away
from the worn out sofa
and slides across the
edge of the drive

"Free for the taking" the sign says
and I would trade
this old soul for anything
resembling a new birth
A field of color
so brilliant
Or a sun kissed sea
with the wind lifting
the wave tips
or the wind itself

Or an angels wings and a gift
of pointing out others like this
Lining them up for change
to return
for rebirth
for ever
There is no use
for old souls

Free for the taking

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Wow, this is beautiful and very touching! Your words makes one wonder about this life and passing of time, with a touch of melancholy! Voting up and awesome.....l

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

La Thing , ! The thing about La Thing is that she's just so nice !........:-}

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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

The point well taken! But I must quibble: being an old soul which has experienced and learned more doesn't compare with a worn-out sofa and crumbling box of old paperbacks. (See, Ed, your imagery is so vivid!)

It's gorgeous poetry, raw and real. It paints a vivid picture with vivid action.

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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

Sadly beautiful my friend. Your descriptive poem made the words come to life in clear images.

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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Sad and yet happy, too. What is old and discarded may yet be useful and begin life all over again in a new place.

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

This is beautiful and so true. Many a times, our souls have crossed each other's paths thus, the instant feeling of smiling and the click.

There is so much mystery behind our souls and rebirths.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Thank you dear ! Its just imagry my madam !.....Have a perfect day !

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. So lovely as souls often cross paths with each other throughout life. Enjoyed.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Minnetonka twin Girl! Thats really nice of you to say !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Blossonm My dear , You are always the optimist aren't you , Thank you so much for being that !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ruchira, Yes I believe your right ! Life is just that isn;t it a mystery !...........Thank you !

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

gypsy , You and I are kind of joined like that arent we , thank you my friend ! !

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Joy56 4 years ago

nice one......

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Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

That is just awesome! So well thought out and expressed. Very well done. Voted up!

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Joy my dear ! Thank you for sharing !.:-}

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Joanne, My new friend ! Thank you ! For stopping by !

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