Where do I go when I don't know

Standing on the positive side of August moon's appeal

A strange Aquarius attitude sees things a tad surreal

Summer's headed south while I stall surmising the deal

Where do I go from here when I don't know what's real

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The planets in alignment as the horoscope leans keel

Purpose is lost in transit and the colors won't congeal

The palette draws patience while the artist's hands heal

Where do I go from here when I don't know what's real

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Too much too fast hails a storm of voracious holy zeal

Fiery Mars ignites the burn with an option left to kneel

Blind, deaf and numb, fate has strength of carbon steel

Where do I go from here when I don't know what's real

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Cosmic mystery walks with fate on a path set to seal

Destiny holds our hand in joy tight through each ordeal

I dreamt that benevolence fed all in a share of the meal

Home is where I head when I don't know what's real

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Where do I go when I don't know what's real? Love this poem Amy. And I love the last line - home. It is funny, we have all been there at one time or another. You so eloquently put our thoughts into words and poems. Voted up!


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

I was inspired by the vicious storm that roared outside last night, Suzette. Finally, rain, after a summer's worth of drought, but it was torrential. Such is the nature of life. Thank you so much, Suzette, for your understanding.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Reality can be overwhelming and beautiful at the same time. Sometimes we wander lost in the power of the universe. But there is always that "One Thing."


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

Eloquently put, Mark, to which I can only say true dat. Thank you for your profound thoughts.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm not nearly as eloquent as your other followers. I only know what I like, and I like you...and your beautiful work....and so, lacking profound words, I will simply say....you are a treasure in my life.


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

You are far more eloquent than you take credit for, Bill. You couldn't have said anything more beautiful than you did, my friend. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....I learn from you everyday and luckily for me through other avenues as well but your creative writing has inspired me to become better as well and geesh some of these words you use Amy I am wearing out the Google search engine figuring out what the heck they mean - to say you are a writer's writer is a mere understand - more like a poetic aritst on the highest level imaginable ...... lake erie time 5:57pm


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

Great piece Lady Lancelot. You have taken your lessons to heart and they have become second nature to you now. You wield 14 and 15 syllable lines and 60 syllable stanzas as deftly as Zorro wields a rapier.


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

I feel like I've only just begun, Colin. I read suzettenaples, teacher extraordinaire's hub today on poet, John Dunne. I am an ignoramus as far as history, as I have only a basic education. I left her hub so excited, as he was the best of the first "metaphysical poets". Now, I'd never heard of that terminology, but when I read her article along with his poetry that she included, it felt like a mystical connection. Suzette told me that "yes, I write metaphysical poetry." I am stunned, because I'd never even heard of it before. I am so lit up about how much I have to learn, yet, somehow, so excited that I am not emulating another artist, but came into it on my own. The bane of any artist would be to be a poor copy. Thank you, Mister C, for your inspiration to keep reaching and growing.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

" There's no place like home," so Dorothy said and i agree. I love your cosmic phrases. You light up my universe with your beautiful poetry..Bravo..


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

You are a mentor to me, sligobay. You are the one who reached out to help me when I first began writing poetry here. Do you remember, my friend? You're last sentence in your comment to me is, literally, poetry in motion. It is beautiful. I'm sending love across the miles to you...from Lady Lancelot.


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

That's right, Ruby, "there's no place like home". Thank you for standing by me. You are a beloved friend of mine.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

What an amazing hub as always.


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

Oh, thank you so much, acaetnna!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

I always feel like a starving man who has been fed till his appetite can take no more when I read your work. Every line is so beautifully etched.. to think they emerge from your mind with such ethereal beauty ( I don't think you edit, am I right, you don't have to!) is breathtaking. I know I'm prone to superlatives as my enthusiasm and zeal for poetry and other writers work is unbounded. I always feel inadequately equipped to comment on your work as it raises the bar every time, Amy. You are a class of your own.

'The palette draws patience while the artist's hands heal' wow. just wow x


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

I feel the same about the heart and mind-bending natural talent you put into everything you write, Docmo. I have resorted to creating my own adjectives in comments to you to emphasize the fact that you are in a class of your own. Sometimes, I wonder what I could do if I was well educated. But, it is so exciting to "just do it" out of raw vision. Because I haven't studied other poets or the concepts of poetry, I am like a virgin, so to speak. Sligobay was kind enough to gently give me advise of rhyme patterns after my first sojourn in poetry! He recognized me as a struggling novice. Now, I think about something, try to relate it to a conceptual idea that is easily recognized by most and start writing. Sometimes, it feels too easy and I ponder over a piece because I feel anything good can't be that easy. Sometimes I have to get up, walk away, pace, think and come back and substitute one word for another and Wham, it's there. Mohan, it's the most exciting, most alive experience I have...few endeavors compare, other than painting. I remember a doctor I saw for my autoimmune disease that was listening to me talk and said "I'm guessing you are an English major." I figured he was flirting. Damn...

I feel like I'm just getting started, Mohan. You always inspire, motivate and give me the impetus to keep going, growing and reaching to get better. Thank you so much. I love the "wow's." You make me feel like a million bucks! Hugs x


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Speaks volumes and how true where else would you go if not home. Hope the fates and the stars and planets are aligned just right for you.


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

What a beautiful wish you hope for me, Gypsy. Have you ever considered writing greeting cards, my friend? They'd be top sellers. Thank you for the gift in your words to me.


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

This poem is beautiful. Home is where I go too! Up beautiful and awesome.


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

I'm clicking my red shoes together as I write, Poppy. Thank you for being my friend and my home away from home here at the hub.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Your inventive words, Amy, ... 'a storm of voracious holy zeal ... " make me look for shelter even though the sun is shining. You do have the power, girl!


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

I entered "the zone", drbj. Your comment left me feeling I'd taken you on a brief journey into that zone, as you scrambled for cover. Thank you, my friend, for taking a chance with me. Glad we're both standing back in the sunshine!


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

I used to do ryming poetry when I started. Then I finally wrote what I felt, and I finally got it. I'm still learning, and will glean more knowledge while reading your work. Beautiful...


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

You absolutely don't need one iota of help, Ausustine. Don't change one thing about the way you write. Your way personifies you. It is powerful and exquisitely A.A. It has your signature all over it, like a painting with the artist's sig in the lower right hand corner of the canvas. I read other poetry, of course, after all it's what inspired me to try. I appreciate the unique quality of each writer, and am drawn to certain pieces more than others, like everyone else, we all have preferences in where we find beauty and meaning. But, what I love most is seeing the artist in their work...like fingerprints and footprints. I wouldn't need to see the name on anything written by Rahul, Lucky Cats, Vincent Moore, Gypsy Rose Lee, Epigrammon, Wayne Brown, Docmo, Curiad, or you, to know the author. I can see the artist when I read the words. Don't change a thing, Augustine. I am honored that an artist of your caliber finds meaning, beauty or value in mine.


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izettl 4 years ago from The Great Northwest

Love the poem. Love the song. You still amaze me at what you can rhyme and rythm. I got visions in my head of an otherworld or other realm, very trippy and cool!


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

Thank you, izettl. I wasn't smokin anything when I wrote this, but, yes, I am hooked on the dynamics of the universe that exist beyond our control. In some strange way, the mysteries that no one can explain make me feel secure in the knowing that we are all in this together, for good or bad. I know any spare time is hard for you to come by these days, and I appreciate you taking the time to not only read my piece, but leave a thought-provoking comment.


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