So If We Start

to wander among the breezy draught

so if we start to wander

amid the island breeze

and spend the hours of our thinkings

to unloose the ways to fail


to miss the point and then miss it again

while congratulating ourselves

and lest the hounds be loosed

to chase reason back into the pen of dignity


so if we start to wonder

among the winds of change

and see the eyes red and bleeding

the bony aching fingers of release


so if we start to wander

among the ruins of our own civilizations

and see the pillars of support

with nothing rested on them


arch the brow and pull the bow

i shall not fail to do as well

the ground is wet with dew and the fruit is ripe

let fly true that we may eat of the fruit together



copyright (c) 2014 christopher w neal

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

It has been awhile since I have stopped by to read your poetry and I am glad I did. Great poem! Thank you for sharing. Jamie


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Chris Neal 2 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Thank you very much, Jamie!


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Some really interesting and arresting phrases here. Thanks for sharing your lovely poem.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Beautiful, Chris.

keep it going!


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Chris Neal 2 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Thank you so much!

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