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Stages of Thought

Updated on January 17, 2013

Field bound, lazing in the warmth of a still spring day

while time sleeps by as the murmur of a brook in summer heat.

Glowing in the embrace of one that loves without question

we think in quiet voices of dreams, what mays, and life’s small victories.



Harnessed as the plow horse in the sweat of honest labor

while pressed with endless gravity upon every forward movement.

Glowing in the fellowship of reaching common goals

we think in reaching strides of wondrous methods and new horizons.

Set free as a river that flows beyond a dam

while weariness creeps in of our time spent so dearly.

Glowing with the love of those we helped on their way

we think of witnessed wonders and days gone by.

Further reading

Another poem I wrote is in the link below. It is of the same general process of thought. If you enjoyed 'Stages of Thought', you may enjoy 'Waning' as well. I am not promoting the Deadbeat poets literary blog, although there is some good work there; I am unable to make a hub of 'Waning' as it was published on their site prior to my entries at HubPages.

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    • Oscarlites profile image

      Oscar Jones 

      4 years ago from Monroeville, Alabama

      hurray for the simple things in life! thanks!

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      4 years ago from london

      Wonderful poetry. Well done. Happy Christmas!

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      And you for making mine brighter Minne. That is the purpose of all of this, to share and feel the joy that there is in life. Thanks for visiting.

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      Dear Ryan~this is a masterpiece-the flow is as smooth as the brook you speak of. I love the pictures that accompany this beautiful poem. Thanks for making my day a little brighter.

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      6 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Grace, your work is quite interesting as well.

    • justgrace1776 profile image

      justgrace1776 

      6 years ago

      This is my favorite. All peace. No turmoil.

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