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Long Time Coming

Updated on July 7, 2011
I found this photo 14 month after writing this poem.  It is just too perfect, thanks alicepopkorn. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/
I found this photo 14 month after writing this poem. It is just too perfect, thanks alicepopkorn. http://www.flickr.com/photos/alicepopkorn/


boxes scattered
hungry to be filled
a test
a six month test
unearthing my true feelings
and perhaps yours
all legal and drawn up
by the meanest lawyer in town
yours
I try not to smile
this is serious
life changing
but that is telling a flower
just broke through the snow
you mustn't bloom
I see a gilded cage
doors flung open
thoughts of night sounds
fears of incompetence
but still
visions of cherry blossoms free
floating on the wind

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Hi Randy.  This is very heartfelt.  I love this line: 

      but that is telling a flower just broke through the snow you mustn't  bloom

      Some things won't be stopped. Well done!

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Chris. Really.

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      R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

      Very nice imagery....been there .....done that....the price of freedom is always worth it....those gilded doors flung open.....awaiting....

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      love this too, Randy. no contrivances just the honest pulling at heartstrings :D

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      R.B. - "gilded cage" is an over used image, but so indicative of my feelings I had to use it.

      Cris - Ya, not very cryptic this one. Glad you liked it.

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      good to see the optimism

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      "all legal and drawn up", although frightening you have let go and began with a new beginning, inspirational words to someone who is walking down the same corridors. :)

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Its a mixed bag golden boy.

      You too AEvans? Can I buy you a drink?

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      It is beautiful Randy...x0x

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks, Blonde. Its a beautifully scary time for me.

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      badcompany99 8 years ago

      Nice one Randy, jeeez that is a phrase I use at the weekends lol !

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks badcompany. Nice to make your acquaintance.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      Randy, love it! very nice words

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Glad you love it lgali.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Well thanks BC.

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      trooper22 8 years ago from Chicago

      The spring escape. Nice metophor!

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Trooper, I'm glad you caught that.

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      feeweewv 8 years ago from Between A Dream And Reality

      Amen sister... Amen.... I REALLY like this one, and about the meanest lawyer in town, ummm.... do you have his number? :)

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Awe not you too feeweewv? Is there something in the water around here?

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      Joanna McKenna 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Not a doubt in my mind you'll be just fine! "Gilded cage doors flung open". Precisely!

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks Jama, I'm mostly happy. My stress level has gone way down. I just have to figure out how to support us.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Is this about a divorce Randy?

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      So far, its about a 6 month legal separation Blonde.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Wow how are you doing? I am so sorry to hear. It is a messy emotional upheaval esp with kids. So many of my friends divorced, puts me off getting married. My thoughts are with you RB, they really are.x0x0x

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I'm o.k. really and my kids are adjusting pretty well to it too. We are trying to be very civil and classy about the whole thing. :)

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      trooper22 8 years ago from Chicago

      I suppose I should have read this before commenting on Campfire. I beg your pardon for my misunderstanding. (inserts size 10.5 Foot in oral cavity)

      I hope Campfire is a discripion of something more fullfilling. Both well done, and inspiring.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Oh gosh, don't apologize. I'm living in a fantasy world right now... it works great for poetry :) If you haven't read "Under the Microscope" read that as it came before this one, and Good Girl as after. My poetry pretty much tells my life.

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      Not Telling 8 years ago from Eastern Nowhere

      I have read this many times, but could not think of what to say. I know, hard to believe. I just want to say I am rooting for you, kid.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks NT. Keepen my chin up. :)

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      becca givens 6 years ago

      The price of freedom is worth it! Can't hold on to anything that wasn't there to begin with ... aSince this was written 2 yrs ago - the perspective could be totally different ... but it would resonate with anyone going through similar trials! Well written emotions!

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Hi Becca. It was a very tough couple of years but yes, well worth it.

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      Candice Daoud 6 years ago

      Beautiful

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      Jingle 6 years ago

      mind blowing..

      ;)

      A++

      let the door open and let thoughts float and fly, ...

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Thanks for the comment Candice.

      Hi Jingle! I like your grading system :)

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      luna 6 years ago

      i am very very impressed by your extreme talent!

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Wow.... now that's a comment! Thanks Luna.

    Cherry Blossoms Floating in the Wind, by ZSasaki/Flickr
    Cherry Blossoms Floating in the Wind, by ZSasaki/Flickr
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