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Would that I were...

Updated on October 16, 2012
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Would that I were a seed

buried in the ground,

dreaming to break this shell;

waiting to be born.

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Would that I were a tree

anchored to the earth,

drinking nature’s nectar;

waiting for the sun.

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Would that I were a bud

born into the spring,

folded so perfectly;

waiting for the dawn.

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Would that I were a leaf

nurtured by the sun,

the dew upon my skin;

waiting to be free.

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Would that I were the dust

from where all life would spring,

to where all life will go;

waiting to live again.

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    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      You are all very kind with your generous comments. Xstatic you have broken the code without doubt, how very astute, but that is the way you are, for sure. Thank you Jamie, I do appreciate the feedback and thanks for your visit!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Very well written poem, with perfectly laid illustrations. A great hub. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very nice one! This paraells the ages of all of us from conception to birth to dust once more, waitng for the next advnture called life. Up & all but funny!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Beautiful write!

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      I'm so glad you enjoyed this Cianeko!

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      AT Abueva 

      5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I'm reading this again!

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      :-) Grace

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      justgrace1776 

      5 years ago

      So glad you are receiving good feedback! :)

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you phdast7; I can only hope you find more to enjoy. I will be sure to look in on your work.

      A finer compliment I couldn't ask for cianeko, thank you very much.

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      AT Abueva 

      5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      You did it! A simple yet sophisticated piece.

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      Theresa Ast 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Ryan - I like this very much, and the photographs are fabulous. Very nice work. ~~~ I mostly write essays, but occasionally write poetry, I lookforward to reading more of your work. :)

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Cyndi; you have all been so welcoming and I do appreciate it.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      5 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Ryan, I like the way your poetry flows. Welcome to Hubpages.

    • Ryan McGill profile imageAUTHOR

      Ryan McGill 

      5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you very much; just once in a while I get lucky.

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      Jim Higgins 

      5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Ryan this is beautiful poem and you have illustrated it perfectly. Up!

      And Welcome to HubPages too!

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