Those like myself........

Fleeting as it may be they make
sense only to me
And yet I did not care for the thought
of sharing
I had been known though to stop
by the way
but only my way

As the boy that sat near the sun dressed window
and watched life go by with the dust motes
on the sunbeams
Those that loved him most wondered of
his visions
and would have joined him in
his dreams

When he allowed them for himself
that is
they were perfect perhaps a bit
too much so
The thing about perfect dreams though?
Is that they seldom come true
And the boy grows to man
knowing this

There are only moments though that
we can forget how much too much
That we know
and simply go with the
way we feel
And yet feelings were
for someone else
wern't they

Now he goes through life merely
watching everyone else
Oh...... they all tell him thier secrets
and he keeps them well
Yet he goes away knowing
he did his best
hoping they do too

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

And so I hope we all have a little of that boy in us. Powerful friend Ed.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very reflective and profound thoughts here.

Thanks for sharing.

Voted up +++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Sure makes one think. Kind of melancholy tone, though. Or maybe it's just me. lol

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York


What happened to you at the Grand Canyon... you brought back more depth with you? ;-)

I see beautiful but I see loss too. It makes me think about how I sometimes say I feel like the world's spinning... but I can't jump on.



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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cat , The world does spin away , and although it does , we must fight to gain the wisdom to go at our own speed ! I know you understand that , you are so sweet ! I think so anyways ! I do know this , I do not know you ! bBut i do know your awesome !.......Your buddy , Ed

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed, you are a sweetheart and proof that loving hearts can be found in men. I guess I'll have to learn to embrace my speed and stop fighting it :D

Thank you Ed, you're awesome!



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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Ed, this is excellent; you write with such depth of emotion!... Just loved this. Thank you for sharing, voting up and more.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Enjoyed the emotion and imagery in this. Passing this on.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

he hasn't done his best yet - not if he has a breath left in his body! It's time to get off that bench and create new dreams and goals!

It's never over till it's over - even IF the fat lady's singing..

love you, cowboy!


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