Can't get it right ......A poem

Cursed by the free flowing rivers of
my Celtic blood
Shape shifting emotions always in flux
it's a drought or it's a flood

Right now what I need is for
a healer to reach inside and sort it away
"Get rid of this but keep that
you've got to do as I say"

To be aligned with a quiet nature and
a screaming soul
One way or the other I'm
always out in the cold

Do you have the hands I need
are you the healer of hearts and minds
I never will know I guess I've
run away too many times

Old enough to know and yet too
old to change
Can I have but one do-over
or am I somehow deranged

Conflictions ....conflictions I guess it's
of no surprise
I know now it's who I am
until my final demise


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Aw, geez. This makes me want to reach through virtual space ans give you a hug...

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Truly wonderful Ed ;voted up and shared. Here's wishing you a wonderful day .


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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Can't get it right...why not my friend Ed? Just do it just like the Nike does! Kidding aside, this is beautiful as always and as expected from you.

Love from the sky~

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

YOU, my friend, are a master poet! Each and every word has layer upon layer of meaning.

Too many to understand - perfect!

I so commiserate with how you feel, Cowboy - watching from the outside, the conflict within too intimate to share..

i know exactly why i adore you.


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Michele Travis 3 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Sorry not to have commented on your poems, been off hubpages for a while. I agree with ImKarn23. You are a master poet.

Voted up my friend.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Really great reflective piece here. Amazing writer ... you!

Up and more

Hugs, Faith Reaper

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

In a few words you've explained Celts to a tee. Lovely poem.

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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

It's like looking into a twisted mirror, eh? Someone once asked me to be her 'straight mirror' and I realized how impossible that really is. Perhaps mirrors must be abandoned in favor of looking directly - and honestly - in one's own self - as you're doing here.

It's a great poem and I agree with Blossom that it does explain much of the Celtic psyche. Anyway, - would be so boring with everyone 'well-adjusted', wouldn't it? ;-) Hugs.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

You are all so beautiful .......Nellieanna, Blossom , Faithreaper , Michele, Karen , Chrissp!, Eddy , Shan! I'll take those hugs !.......Ed

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