In The Silence: A Short Poem

Eagle Creek. Columbia Gorge.

Photos of my hike
Photos of my hike
Punch Bowl... A beautiful place to be.
Punch Bowl... A beautiful place to be.

A Poem

I tried to find it in the bottle

but you were never there.

I tried to find it in those joints

but then I never cared.

I tried to find it from my girlfriend

but I was left alone.

I thought I saw it on the tv

but I was really stoned.

I found it in the silence

When the chaos was all done.

I found it in my weakness

When the highs had up n' run.

I found it in the broken

Who had no other home.

I found it in myself

When everything was gone.

My favorite book

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Eric Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

You are a pimp of poetry.


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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks for the comment echoe... Yeah very true.

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echoe0021 4 years ago from Conway, AR

I loved this, the things we seek are always so much closer to home than we realize.

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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Oh thank you Verita! I'm glad you enjoyed this one.

V Qisya 4 years ago

"I found it in myself

When everything was gone".

I liked it, Brian. Thanks for sharing.

Best Wishes, V

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LVidoni5 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Hey there Moms. I actually have been to Maui. It was when I was fourteen, so it's been a lil while. But it's as gorgeous as you say.. I didn't really do any hiking when I was there, but I did get to go scuba diving in a cave, snorkeling, and some deep sea fishing. I'll always remember the warm rain, we don't have that here in Portland..haha It's freezing! Thanks for stopping by my hub Moms... and you too Jinny :) !

JinnyMarte 4 years ago

Moms-Secret so really good to have this suggestion from you! Maui sounds really awesome and your description is very inviting! Would definitely love to see all this which you have described one day. Hopefully more sooner than later hehe. Sounds like a plan! And looks like you really loved your time there...Hope you and your lovely princess are doing great...

Love, Jinny

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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

You and your camera would really enjoy Maui if you have not been there already. So would our friend Jinny.

There is so much majestic nature to hike thru. I would love for you and your camera to see it all: the painted eucalyptus trees, sand of all colors, the waterfalls, and the sunset on the volcano.

Many Blessings.

JinnyMarte 5 years ago

I would love to! Only God knows how much I love to be surrounded by camping and just the presence of green all around...

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LVidoni5 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you both! You should go someday JinnyMarte... There were waterfalls everywhere; I need to go again... It really was beautiful.

JinnyMarte 5 years ago

This is beautiful...and I can definitely relate because I have been there too... And the photos are breathtaking...I love nature spots and hiking so I would love to be at that Punch Bowl someday...Great poem...

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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Amazing! I love this!

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