Far horizons...........

And not enough time do I spend there
my furthest horizons elude me

Not so much for not looking but
I chose to stay with memories

I bronzed them as if baby shoes
and hoarded them away

And not to look ahead is a shame
and back.there ......I chose to stay

Now though life drones away on automatic
without a clue of being discreet

Stepping on my ego constantly
nor can I avoid her feet

Along the highway of happiness lie
the scattered remains of time

I just hope I get there soon
while in possession of my mind

I pull the pocket watch from my
vest pocket and talley the unlimiting cost

Yet inside the other pocket
I keep the time I lost


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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Nice excerpt ahorseback :)


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

". . . Yet inside the other pocket

I keep the time I lost"

What a poignant and a thought-provocative verse!


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

LADYFIDDLER !How are those lessons going , we are waiting to hear you play now!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Thank you , and coming from a truely talented poet! I but dabble it words , you my dear own them!,....:-}


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you but I can't agree that you only dabble in words! I love your work. It 'rings true'!! That is so good.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This is real nice. Shows creativity and the poem had a good flow to it.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Thank you ,you are so nice!.....No wonder everyone loves you!.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

GypsRoselee, Thank you for that ......:-}


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tarajeyaram 4 years ago from Wonderland

Wow - beautiful. I really like the way you ended the poem.

"Yet inside the other pocket, I keep the time I lost". voted up and beautiful.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Tarajeyaram, thank you my friend ......I tend to be a bit too reflective.......:-}


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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

"I keep the time I lost"

That's quantum. It is also the knock out punch. Thanks for showing me how poetry is done.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

WD Curry , Thank you ! now thats too nice ,lol.....:-}


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Not being nice - just telling it like I see it!! :-) I appreciate good stuff! Glad you're pleased.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Now see Neelieanna , you are a sweet Lady!

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