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Off on a Lark

Updated on April 18, 2013
River Lemon, Bradley Woods, Devon, England
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Once upon a wayward Soul

Lost in another life.

Memories in the past

Most of them about to unfold.


Dreams may come, many may go

Share a few with friends.

Others have spent their time in thought

But mine were saved, unknown.


Staring across the ocean

Dreaming of lands where I've not been.

Hoping that one day I'd have the ideas

To put those great plans in motion.


When others followed their primary plans

My spirit worked the fertile soil.

The fruits of my labors not forgotten,

I made my life via my hands.


It all began with pen and ink

Plenty of paper by the ream.

My stories told much in way of life

My success was just on the brink.


I wrote for hours, guided by natural light

The hours passed incessantly by.

I laughed, I cried, I saw myself in humor

My heart full of passion, song, and flight.


The world is my personal oyster,

I have lived a full, yet guarded life

In years of relentless cheer

But my heart was never cloistered.


I loved, I saw, I carried a cross

But always, I tendered a fear.

My inner thoughts were never burdened

Long with a personal loss.


Today I seek all the answers

And happiness truly abounds.

Now I'm on the shores of a lake

Still enamored as a dancer.


Life is as it should be

With a smile and artistic thought.

Can we share a cup of coffee

Or is that too rudimentary?




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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Francess, Indonesia has so much to give, especially in the ornithological world. In order for the Birds of Paradise to thrive, humanity must remain as far removed as possible. Thanks for you comments, and I hope to see more of you. http://debhirt.blogspot.com

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      Francess 2 years ago

      Од dyexuapypsusy 22 November, 2012 - 3:07 amfiofcially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia Indonesian articulation: p?bl?k ?nd?n?s?a]), is a homeland in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising around 17,508 islands.] It has 33 provinces with during the course of 238 million people, and is the the world at large's fourth most populous country. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected legislature and president. The state's super town is Jakarta. The fatherland shares property borders with Papua Unique Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries take in Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding fellow of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 chief economies. The Indonesian conservation is the community's sixteenth largest sooner than represented GDP and fifteenth largest by purchasing power parity. The Indonesian archipelago has been an high-level business locality since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Neighbourhood rulers gradatim alumnae concentrating inappropriate cultural, precise and political models from the at daybreak centuries CE, and Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history has been influenced next to outlandish powers fatigued to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought Islam, and European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolize job in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Life-span of Discovery. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its self-assurance after Humankind Fighting II. Indonesia's summary has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by way of natural disasters, corruption, separatism, a democratization activity, and periods of hasty trade change. Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct constitutional ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest and politically paramount ethnic set are the Javanese. A shared identity has developed, defined during a nationalistic idiom, ethnic variety, spiritual-minded pluralism within a majority Muslim populace, and a narration of colonialism and insubordination against it. Indonesia's inhabitant slogan, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" ("Concord in Deviation" exactly, "tons, later equal"), articulates the distinctiveness that shapes the country. In the face its beamy denizens and densely populated regions, Indonesia has voluminous areas of wilderness that support the world's younger highest level of biodiversity. The countryside has superabundant natural resources, until now scarcity remains widespread

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Darryl. Sometimes you just have to go with these things...

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      A sweet write :-)

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, KoffeeKlatch Gals! Maybe living in the country as a kid taught me the finer points of living, but I sure haven't forgotten it, even with some of that city living.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Oh what a wonderful life to live so close to nature. I loved the journey.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Rolly. I find a lot of time to think about things, especially when I am wandering around the lake. Thanks for reading, and know that I appreciate you!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      I love the way you have taken us the reader into a world of nature and thought. Very well written...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, dreamseeker. I let a little bit of me out every once in a while...

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      It would be so great to live so close with nature. I loved your poem and thoughts into it, describing your life for what it is and has been, up until now. Great writing! : ) Voted it up!!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Colin, I have always been philosophical and reflective, as well as a confusing piece of work. But that is me! I walk my own path and beat my own drum in the night...Thanks for the wonderful words, and I'll see you in your dreams.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      One of my very favorite pieces of writing from you because it's philosophical, reflective and 'makes me think' ...... also I had thought about my own environment as I live here 100 feet from the lake and always aware of my natural surroundings and often in my walks around the bay of the lake I call them my 'writer's walks' - thank you for this inspiration and sending warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats after the hockey game and listening to George Jones at lake erie time canada 10:25pm

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thank you, Robert. I do appreciate and admire nature.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Beautiful, I love Nature and you show your love of Nature through the wonderful imagery of your writing.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Oh, Lela, I know that you do...

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      CreatePerfection 4 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      I hear that!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Lela! Sometimes I am so deep, nobody can find me...(grin)

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      CreatePerfection 4 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

      I really appreciate the depth of your thoughts and feelings in your prose. Always lovely and generous.

      Blessings,

      Lela

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You know, Mary, once in a while, I have the music in me...

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What a lovely poem...though you claim you don't do much poetry you seem to be a master! Would that everyone could accept "Life is as it should be"....

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      What a lovely journey captured so well in a lovely poem. "Life is as it should be" if only we could all accept our lives. I didn't know you were a poet but keep learning.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Connie! Thanks so much for reading and letting me know that it has some appeal for poetry.

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      Connie Smith 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Wow Deb! It's obvious you can do anything you put your mind to! I love this poetic side of you. Thanks for sharing yet another talent with me. Voted UP ++

      Connie

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks again, Beckie. My happy ending always seems to revolve around wildlife.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Deb - You did so well with this splendid poem. Spinning many emotions while describing a lifetime and all the happenings in between, and an awesome happy ending. Great job with the poetic flow.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Anna! You understood my work perfectly. Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see more of YOUR wonderful work.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      A beautiful poetic journey of life. Learning, evolving and then living contentedly, excellent work.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Wayne. Come along on the tour, one and all.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Deb, you took me on a journey with this poem. And what a wonderful, reminiscent ride it was!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Jackie! Thanks so much for reading it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very good, I really enjoyed it from beginning to end!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mr. Archer! Thanks for coming out to share my little "grab me" scenario. Yes, we can all relate to things of this nature.

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      Mr Archer 4 years ago from Missouri

      Wow! I felt as Billy did here: is this me? I think a lot of people in the world can relate to this simple yet elegent work of art. Extremely well done, Deb. Beautiful!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      ChitrangadaSharan, it is so nice to see you. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your thoughts. I do so appreciate your support, and kind words from the heart.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      So nice yet so simple! I like your style of poem---so easily you can identify with the thoughts expressed in the lines.

      Very well done!

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Martin, 'tis simple me! Thanks for the support.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, baja! Thanks for taking a look and letting me know what you thought about this. I don't do too much poetry, but it has been increasing a bit more as of late.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Billy. The mysterious Pisces in me sometimes gives a few clues. I'm not quite as secretive as I once was, though.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Is that you? This is beautiful... so expressive. I'm impressed. Thank you

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      Bajazid 4 years ago from Sarajevo, Bosnia

      Don't know much about poems but like this one. Especially love the rithm and ending.

      Keep hubbing! :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "I have live a full, yet guarded life." You might as well put my name on this poem. Excellent work, Deb. The poet in you soars at times like these.

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