A Restless Scribe......

This ...... the pen that will not write....plagues me again
the pages have been burned
I've lost another friend

Kindling in the box ....by the stove
it holds too much paper.......
damn it .....throw it again

And such has been my life .....begin a dream
but lose the emotional energy
I just can't go on .......I'm tired

Too many nights lying awake........
never to rest....to truly rest.....
perhaps somethings too hardwired

Just every so often the restless hold on
my existence will attack from within
without mercy

And some time later like the afterstorm
the feelings subside....and leave
me ever thirsty

And like in the song .....restless ...."I can
hear the wild geese cry"....beckoning
me to travel

I must ....I must retie the loosened
ends .....Before the day ...my
mind will as well unravel

One of these days I'm going to become computor savvy ,  I was listening to Gordon Lightfoot singing   " Restless" , I think my favorite song of all time .   And this came out  of the realization that he and I are so alike in the definitions behind the meaning of man.  Certainly  this song describes me ......to a tee.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

I loved this ahorseback! Voted Up and awesome ....

smiles :)


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No_Clue 5 years ago

ahorseback, I so relate! Have been feeling the restlessness churning inside my gut for awhile now....perhaps it is in the air...another awesome write that read like a mirror!

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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Aren't all of us at some point will feel this way? This life sometimes feels too thight in attaching us with this and that, caused 24 hours no longer enough for a day.

Deep emotion indeed your strong point, Dad. ^_^

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Bella ,, thank you so much , Good luck with the book, Story? Poetry? whichever , don't remain a stranger. We need you.....

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

No Clue , Oh that nasty feeling! :-] Thank you for being here to share!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

gizzie , thank you so much!...:-]

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Freya , yes thats true , make sure you give yourself the gift of peace , it is a must for happiness! nd you where happiness well! Be well....

daddysgirl 5 years ago

Well I'm sure I may have that very song on the ipod dad. Hope you do travel soon....south I hope... love and hugs me

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Daddys girl !!!! Love ya bunches each moment! Its funny the first time I heard that song I just knew it was written for me. Love and miss you , glad I have some new pictures of you!oxoxoxoxoxox.

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Another great hub.

Thank you for sharing.

Take care


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Eiddwen ,Thank you , And you too! for being there to share with!!!!!

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Our restless spirits, restless souls mean that we are alive...our minds working...energies not totally draining away...most importantly, we remind ourselves not to get drained. Our lives are full of overwhelming efforts and equal possibilities to keep us going every single day.

Just one day at work, I was too tensed in keeping my focus (presence of mind), keeping alert and consuming what was taught on some hands on duties (as being in my 4th day of training) right infront of customers and I was told to calm down and breathe. I am a restless individual in a way that I want to keep moving and moving fast (like a mouse, you see) and I take it all home, my mind becomes restless instead of starting to relax with a play of thoughts if there were any to worry about (funny, I am at most times in a worrying mode). My kids and other people tell me that I worry a lot.

Beautiful and interesting. One would get inspired with this "Restless" poem, Ed. I am.

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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Coffee in your eggs ?!? It actually sounds good ! My friend ,you must curb this restless anxiety , at least the harmful part of it . It can creep up on and then consume your best days !

Pretend that you ARE on that beach

where the sea meets the sand

where a hand reaches out to yours and

a silent one listens to your yearning heart !

Where peace awaits the beauty

that flows from your heart ..!.......:-}

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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

hey ahorseback, all you have to do is click on the video capsule and copy and paste (this link ----or one similar) into :


I like this line especially,

Just every so often the restless hold on

my existence will attack from within

without mercy

wow..sleepless nights..difficulty sleeping yes Ihave those too.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you schoolgirlforreal, I'll try that ! Thank you sweety for helping me !....:-}

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