What We Can't See

Love the wingman who flew you home

To a place in my heart you'll always own

Synchronized forces bring what is to be

The mystery of life in what we can't see

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Destiny maps the path we long to roam

A trail of tears marks the traveled loam

When logic, it seems, withholds the key

The mystery of life in what we can't see

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Stay the course into the dark unknown

Constellation of stars that light alone

Silent footfalls that lead you to me

The mystery of life in what we can't see

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Finding what matters not glazed in chrome

The holy grail doesn't wait in a palace in Rome

It stands quietly hopeful above the sea of debris

The mystery of life in what we can't see

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Seek shelter from the storm under your dome

Secure from the waters that pound to sea foam

Where death is the only isle I want to flee

The mystery of life in what we can't see

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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Beautiful and thoughtful poetry, Amy...shared ahead.

loved the phrase 'traveled loam'...

And have you listened to 'The Partisan' by Cohen. It's also one lovely song.

Voted Up and lot...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you ashisho, for your beautiful comment. I can't believe I've lived this long and only relatively recently became acquainted with Leonard Cohen. I will definitely listen to "The Partisan" on your recommendation. He is a mesmerizing talent.


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ashish04joshi 4 years ago from India

Yeah he really is...Have you watched 'The Escapist'...that song is in the soundtrack of the movie...


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

No, I haven't seen the movie "The Escapist", but you've given me all kinds of great ideas. Thank you very much, ashisho!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Wow..love your poem..so beautiful....i love your poetry....bravo my friend..sharing....debbie


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Debbie, I am so glad you like this one. Thank you for your words and I appreciate you sharing. Hugs


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Consistent pace, hidden meanings transparent. Good outing, Amy.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Perspycacious! Great comment.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Lyrical....poetic of course.....compassion.....fear.....hope.....weariness of heart.....the eternal struggle....it's all here and more. Amy, you are hitting your stride and it is magical to witness. Keep on keepin' on and I'll be one step behind you on this magical journey.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Gosh, Bill, look out! You're making me actually confident these days in my poetic creations. You are inspiring me to keep reaching further, because it's reality made magical that I want to write...where there is beauty in sadness and glitter in gladness. I am glad our paths crossed, because your encouragement is freeing....not like a loose cannon, but with direction. Thank you, my friend.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You know who you remind me of, Amy? The old 60's coffee houses I would go to...there would be a guy sitting on a stool with a guitar....and he would play one chord and then recite a line of a poem...followed by another chord, and another line....and there was always an edge to the poetry, not quite anger, but certainly angst....you are a throwback to the old coffee house poets. Love it!


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Well, I love the idea of an independent kind of talent. I take your words as a supreme compliment, because I want to be different. Standard, run of the mill, is the bane of writers. Every writer wants to be authentic, yet one of a kind. I love the concept of bohemian, hippy, kook or quirky. I'm not trying to emulate any other artist, but I'd like to be able to create something memorable. That's what I strive for. Thank you so much, Bill.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Very moving and thoughtful.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you, Pop, for a terrific comment.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful Amy. The video music is perfect with this piece. I love the violin. Leonard Cohen is new to me. This piece was soothing..Thank you..


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Ruby, The Epi man introduced me to Leonard Cohen a while back. I find Cohen impossible to ignore now. I just can't look away! Thank you, Ruby, for your sublime comment. You always make me smile.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Sometimes what you experience without seeing is lost. Nice work.

TFP


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Dear Prince, I think we experience what we are supposed to...we just don't always know why or see it coming...and, yes, as a result, sometimes it is lost.

Very thought provoking comment, Frog Prince. Thank you


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

I love the theme of this one Amy, the mystery of life in what we can't see... definitely awesome to explore the things that are still unknown. Great read.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

I learn something interesting with every one of your profound comments, CrazedNovelist. I can't thank you enough for leaving them for me. You always give me something to think about. Thank you


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome a perfectly synchronized poem the words and the music.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much, Gypsy! I'm glad you enjoyed this piece.

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