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Poets Journey

Updated on August 16, 2014
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I think I will write a poem about you

but please turn around

so I can see your face.

How can I describe

the prism of colors

that reflect off your tears?

And if I set down

this heavy laden duffle bag

would you fetch me a pen?

I could scribe the journey

on the back of your shirt

and you can read it tomorrow

as I stand at your neighbors door

with my coat collar turned up

waiting for my next muse to answer.



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      bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

      Love it... there is no stopping your pen! Love the picture, always one of my favorites

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Wayne, I'm growing to love your poetry more and more. You have a deep soul and it comes forth in your scribe. I love your tone.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Beth. I'm glad to see you've taken up that pen like a baton and continued the race.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Talent just flows through your blood, and somehow magically it is passed on to your children....beautiful in its simplicity.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sha, you are too sweet. : ) I truly appreciate the compliment.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Love the pic-You sure you were not a movie star?

      Love the poem-You took me on a journey both near and far.

      Wishing you a great day,

      Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the kind compliment, Billy.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the dual compliment Kim. I only wish I still looked so young.

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      Nellieanna Hay 3 years ago from TEXAS

      Incredibly wonderful, haunting tribute to your muse, Wayne. Surely the journey you would scribe on the shirt would become a collector' item eventually, but to the muse, its value would simply be personal & immediate!

      You were good looking then, of a somewhat James Dean type; but you've improved with maturity.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Well, Nellieanna, thank you again for the delightful compliments. I grew up very near Blackwells Corner where James Dean was killed.

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      Vincent Moore 3 years ago

      A photo of a talented artist indeed, a pen always at the ready, a poet never sleeps entirely, his/her mind awakens anew with fresh thoughts to cast upon white to their fellow readers. Haunting tribute indeed to a muse, let him/her disturb you often, so your talent will blend with your words to share with us dear poet always. Tweeted and shared.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Yes, my brain feels like a notepad half the time...and a blank canvas the other half.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Always love the perspectives you take and then use words to attach it to our hearts. Great work Wayne; you are a unique and talented poet.

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      great poem Wayne!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Wonderful Wayne I truly loved it and voted up. Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks Tony. It's great to see you again. I know you have been having internet problems.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you. Michael.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Eddy.

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      CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ahh....Wayne, this is our journey! What a pleasant read on this beautiful Saturday morning.

      Voting up, sharing and pinning!

      Thank you.

      P.S. I see you're a hunk in your younger days, eh? *smile*

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Cris. I appreciate the compliment.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I loved this and it was great reading seeing your pic with that little smile on your face. I do believe that a poets journey never ends and when life is done it continues on in the poetry left behind.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you for the kind words Rasma.

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      Valleypoet 3 years ago

      Well written...the life of a poet...and one cool dude in that photo! :-))

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      : ) Thank you Valleypoet.

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      Kari Shinal 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

      Very well penned Wayne. There is more than one way to tell another of their talent and beauty. What an idea, for them to wear the words you give so they never forget.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Love this; we all need many muses! Ann

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Kari.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you annart.

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Your material always gives one pause to think. Well done, as always.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Deb.

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      I see there cannot be any dearth of muses for you, they'll all line up the moment you call them. You have shown a glimpse of that wonderful phenomenon here. Wonderful poem ! Wayne. Voted up.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you again Harish.

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