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Not Far Away

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Larry C
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0 posted 12-24-2007 12:54 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Not Far Away
By Larry Chadwick
I remember when...

There is a land I like to visit and itís not too far away,
All I do is close my eyes and thereís no limit to my day.
Because itís not that hard to travel to this place that I like,
Before I know it I am there and I donít even need my bike.

My mother seems quite jealous of the time that I spend there,
Apparently she has no passport and cannot afford the fare.
She says something about a day dream and wasting so much time,
But if sheíd travel once there with me Iím sure sheíd think itís fine.

So I go there when I can and I usually travel alone instead,
Itís often after I say my prayers and mom tucks me into bed.
I lay my head back on my pillow and close my eyes real tight,
Then with very little effort I can stay there for the entire night.

I wish that you would join me in this land not far away,
It makes me think of heaven and makes me want to stay.
Perhaps Iíve seen the future and what my life might be,
If there were not restrictions and I could just be me.

December 24, 2007

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
© Copyright 2007 Larry Chadwick - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-24-2007 01:01 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

I've been there.  In fact, I visit frequently.  I like the poem, nicely done.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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2 posted 12-24-2007 01:17 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Awww, Larry, how sweet that your mother still tucks you in bed at night. But then of course, by your photo I can see that you are just a little boy (at heart )

This was absolutely precious. I usually go to my special place alone as well, however, if you show me yours ~ I'll show you mine!

Love to you and your family!



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3 posted 12-24-2007 04:22 PM       View Profile for wandering glider   Email wandering glider   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wandering glider

and may we all be blessed to find such a pleasant place

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4 posted 12-24-2007 04:31 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza


Merry Christmas.  Thank you for sharing this poem and for sharing yourself.  

Titia Geertman
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What a sweet poem Larry. The words are flowing so easily. Merry Christmas dear friend and don't forget to travell to your special place sometimes. It's not at all a waste of time.

Like scattered words will flow

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6 posted 12-25-2007 10:04 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

There are many streets in this land not so far away that we both seem to visit every now and then. And, I hope to see you there someday, as well as all our other poetic friends.

Melton from "Happy Place"
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7 posted 12-25-2007 11:13 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

Larry this really hit home for me

thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!
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8 posted 12-25-2007 11:15 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Dear L, that is truly a magical place you travel to each night!
Happy holidays to you. I'll drink a warm toast to you and yours.
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9 posted 12-25-2007 11:32 AM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

Beautiful poem, Larry!!!  Merry Christmas to you !!!!!
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10 posted 12-25-2007 06:52 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We call that our "Happy Place" in my family... well said, sir..

Merry Christmas to you and yours..

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11 posted 12-25-2007 08:35 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Enjoyed your thoughts...have a Merry Christmas...James
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12 posted 05-06-2008 08:26 AM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

So I was laying here in bed, sucking on air from my handy oxygen tank, and listening to my cat (Feta is her name) snore... And I thought, "Hey! I want to read something from Larry." But as it turns out you haven't written anything for awhile. Now thats ok because I haven't read anything in awhile, so I have some catching up to do. Still, you should get to writing, pops.

This is a great poem. I don't know how i'd survive if I couldn't slip away to this place from time to time. I'm pretty sure I see you there too, each time I read you.

Hope all is well for you and your lovely wife. Tell her hello for me. Be well - and be safe on that bike, Mr! Blessings.


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13 posted 09-07-2010 09:16 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

The power of imagination!  I enjoyed this work of yours.  Thank you.
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