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"I Once Was There...?"

Updated on September 8, 2021
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A Continual Saga of a "Younger-than-Now" Poet from the Highly-Esteemed State of Texas proclaiming more Poetic-able Prose using just pure wit

I Once Was There...
I Once Was There... | Source

Have you ever looked around somewhere...and wondered how you got there?

By Carleta Latham; (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
By Carleta Latham; (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) | Source

I once was there...Yet, how was I to know ?

Thoughts of then...come back to mind...but it was a long time ago.

Looking at things from another place on the map...

Wondering how I only see the good...when there was so much crap.

I went there for reasons that sounded good at the time...

Needless to say...I did not enjoy the games it played in my mind.

Out there "Alone"...No matter who I was with...No matter how I felt...

Just had to stick with the hand I had...Just had to play the cards I was dealt.

When you challenge yourself...You have to succeed to live up to the standards you set...

Better believe...that is the last time I do something like that...On can bet !

Away...and alone...from everything that I knew...

Making the best of it the wind blew.

I once was there...I went there knowing it would be a change...

Then reality set I stared for miles out my apartment window...and all was strange.

When you feel like you can make the best out of any 'ol circumstance...

If you're not're going to find a place where you'll have a chance.

I once was there...only it was worse then I imagined...but not quite that bad...

Finding myself on a Hill overlooking the World...All was quiet...I was a little sad.

How did I come to be here...What makes me stay...?

I am grateful for a new opportunity...though I ended up very far away...

Mustering a smile up...each and every day...

Hiding the uneasiness...with everything I say.

Yes...I once was there...and it tore into a rabid dog...

Eventually...I conquered there...and did my best to not be "an 'ol bump on a log" (*).

I should have known...when I was a kid...travelling through so many remote US towns...

That to imagine to stay in one...(as I listened to the highway sounds)...

Would leave me stranded on the Interstate...No matter what lie ahead...

How could I be so far from all I know...I have to check my own pulse to see if I'm dead.

This place ain't so's very peaceful...

Why then does it bring out the worst feelings in me...and make me so remorseful?

I once was there...and I am proud to say...I made the best of it...time and again...

I am grateful to have been there...I got to know many a good friend. was a long time ago... I survived it...I'll never fully know !

My Apartment on a Hill overlooking Weatherford, Ok. was on the road to the left, behind the Stadium, in this picture.
My Apartment on a Hill overlooking Weatherford, Ok. was on the road to the left, behind the Stadium, in this picture. | Source

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