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So If We Start

Updated on February 13, 2015

to wander among the breezy draught

so if we start to wander

amid the island breeze

and spend the hours of our thinkings

to unloose the ways to fail


to miss the point and then miss it again

while congratulating ourselves

and lest the hounds be loosed

to chase reason back into the pen of dignity


so if we start to wonder

among the winds of change

and see the eyes red and bleeding

the bony aching fingers of release


so if we start to wander

among the ruins of our own civilizations

and see the pillars of support

with nothing rested on them


arch the brow and pull the bow

i shall not fail to do as well

the ground is wet with dew and the fruit is ripe

let fly true that we may eat of the fruit together



copyright (c) 2014 christopher w neal

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    • Chris Neal profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Neal 

      4 years ago from Fishers, IN

      Thank you so much!

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      4 years ago from london

      Beautiful, Chris.

      keep it going!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Some really interesting and arresting phrases here. Thanks for sharing your lovely poem.

    • Chris Neal profile imageAUTHOR

      Chris Neal 

      4 years ago from Fishers, IN

      Thank you very much, Jamie!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      It has been awhile since I have stopped by to read your poetry and I am glad I did. Great poem! Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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