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His Final Masterpiece

Updated on September 7, 2011

His Final Masterpiece
by Chad Taylor

His heart grew old
From walking this road alone
He tried to reach out
Across the great divide
No one heard his muffled cry
Until hope even died

He was old
Before he was young
What he had seen and what he had done
Left him alone before life had begun
But now he sees the future
Through the eyes of his sons

From those dark places
Where children dream
Is where you will find his reality
A place where broken men become boys again
And the scars disappear dormant deep within
This is where you will find him

There he is!
In his field of dreams
Surreal surroundings painting-
His final masterpiece
No more prisons and no more pain
He's free...

Chad Taylor © 2011


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      Chad Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      Thank you...

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      Beautifully touching, old before he was young, how true. Brilliant scribe my poet.

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      Nikki Wicked 6 years ago from Louisiana

      beautiful and inspiring!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      Chad A Taylor, Great poem! Profound and Wonderful! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!

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      yaknowwhat 7 years ago from USA

      It gave me goosebumps - I could see so many people flash in my mind as I read this ...

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      Chad Taylor 7 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      thank you!

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      Cassandra Mantis 7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Wow, a great poem, the counterpoints in this are really good, lovely poetry! I am rating you up using the new rating system ! Awesome and beautiful too!

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      Chad Taylor 7 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle...

      Good thought...

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      Lynda Gary 7 years ago

      Nice. I wish there were more of a middle to this, to sort of fill in the history that you've hinted at.

      As usual, I like your work!

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      Kaie Arwen 7 years ago

      Beautifully written!

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hi, this was lovely, I thought I would come over and catch up, and this was great. cheers nell

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 7 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      A beautiful message coming from deep in the soul. Great work, lovely words, powerful poem.

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      Pachuca213 7 years ago

      Very beautiful and touching....thank you for sharing!

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      Mizzery Chick 7 years ago from Outside your window...

      Beautiful words you speak (er, write) here. It's very melodic as well. Great work! Thanks for sharing! : )

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      Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Powerful. Thank you. It spoke to my heart & life.