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Wandering Courageously

Updated on November 18, 2014

Sweet Jane


Watching Quietly As Time Goes By

Trains, harmonicas, how swiftly we forget

Take time to sit

Take time to give thanks

To stare in wonder at the wonderful

Just me and my sweet Jane

Trains, harmonicas, how swiftly we forget

Take time to sit

To wish, wish upon a star

Blues, Moons, lest we forget

Remind us

Rally with us

Thank us kindly

Pictures in the skies

Changing tempestuously

Like ballet dancers from afar

Oh! How I want to wish - wish upon a star

I dream of Jeannie … how I so wanted to be her

Medieval, Pink, Exotic and Fun

Or! Twitch my nose

Cause chaos

Fly sideways on a broom

If only! I was the only girl

With the name Wednesday

Wandering courageously

Loving harmonicas,

Loving trains

wearing jeans as faded as me

I only want to say

If there’s a way

No serial stuff, okay?

Don’t want to end up as

A story line for the

Next episode of the


Harmonicas, trains, riding down highways

Seeing for the first time

Scenes and driveways

Singing songs

Telling jokes




As time goes by…


© 2014 ocfireflies


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      Genna East 

      3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I have to agree with Billy. The moment I read, “wearing jeans as faded as me...” I was so taken with how your talent is blossoming with each and every new poem. A unique voice is yours; how lucky we are to share in your thoughts and inspirations.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Eddy, sweetpikez and Devika,

      Super appreciate the votes. Thanks for reading.

      Blessings to all,


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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great expressions here! Voted up!

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      Pinky de Garcia 

      4 years ago

      What an awesome poem! I voted up and awesome.

      Happy holidays, Kim!

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      4 years ago from Wales

      Great poetry here Kim and voted up for sure.


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      4 years ago


      Hope you had sweet dreams with a touch of magic. Smiles.


      I have not given up on finding that bottles. : )

      Blessings to you both,


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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Kim, I was in love with Barbara Eden (Jeannie)and badly wanted to find a genie bottle like that one.....lucky Larry Hagman. :)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      4 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Trust Mr Billybuc to choose my favourite line. " Wearing jeans as faded as me." Great memories, I also adored Jeannie flying on her broom. A time of innocent. All I can say is thank you for the touch of magic as I'm off to dreamland. Nighty night. :)

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from North Carolina


      Hello. So nice to you enjoyed Jeannie and Sam as much as I did, still do. Smiles. Thank you for your support. Talking snow again tomorrow, next day...Hope you have stayed warm and have had a wonderful Saturday.

      Blessings Always,


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      Faith Reaper 

      4 years ago from southern USA

      Beautifully creative poem, Kim. I always wanted to be Jeannie too, and also be able to twitch my nose at a whim and voila! LOL

      Up ++++ tweeting, G+ and pinning

      Stay warm and I do hope you are having a lovely Saturday

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from North Carolina

      John, Suzette and Jackie,

      Thanks for reading, for the hugs, bravos and votes!

      Hope you all are staying warm.

      It is brrrr.... freezing here!


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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Voted up and across. Wednesday...does anyone have that name? I only know one Tuesday and I like that one too! lol

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      Suzette Walker 

      4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Kim, Each poem you write is better than the last. This is an amazing poem. As time goes by - you express that so eloquently here. The images of fadedness are wonderful. Bravo Kim!

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Amazing poem Kim, and oh how I can relate to the memories and references within these words. A delight to read. Well done. Hugs.

    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from North Carolina

      Jamie and Bill,

      Jamie--Will check out The Velvet Underground. I can't help wonder if the Jane is a Jack. Smiles...Before I hit the Publish Button, I wrote down the rhyme scheme--which has got me looking at stanzas in a new way.

      Bill--Gosh! How I so wish I could take credit for that line, but the reference is to a line in Me and Bobby McGee sung by Janis and the actual song written by Kris K.

      May you have many wishes and many stars,


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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      "Wearing jeans as faded as me.".....when a writer pens a line like that, the stars have perfectly aligned and all is right in the world of literature. Kim, you are just getting better and better with each poem. Lovely work my friend.


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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      I love the references to songs and shows and I really love the shape the poem is written in. Side note: If you listen to the original "Sweet Jane" by the Velvet Underground and compare it to the one by the Cowboy Junkies it tells an interesting story. The Velvet Undergrounds version is from the male perspective and the Cowboy Junky version is "Jane's" story. Anyways, a little of the track. Thank you for the poem. Jamie


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