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A pile of leaves

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jjote
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I wish I can, for one moment
lie still, lose myself among a pile of leaves
grubbing a hole on the ground
stay hidden from everyone's eyes.

I can listen, with no haste
to the gentle rain dripping quietly on grass
the tide waters breaking on wave-washed stones
the chirring of birds settling on their nests.

So long as this pile of leaves is undisturbed
I can cease sorting through a maze of emotions
relive the past with no regrets, meld myself
into  perfect, painless oblivion

And I can convince myself
there is no sword hanging over me
ready to chop me to pieces
there is a time to indulge in silence.


@jjote 01/31/2017
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JerryPat2
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How many times have I found myself, after raking leaves into a pile, only to take a running jump into the very top of it, and thrash around like crazy. Ah, you brought back some beautiful memories, jjote. Thank you.

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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When a person can restrict their busier thoughts for a time and instead think of those moments when simple things had such clarity, as your pile of leaves, they are on the path that leads to peace.

...just bein' Bluesy

2islander2
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3 posted 02-04-2017 04:25 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hi jjote, this is very poetical stuff, i have admiration here for every stanza and impressionning inspiration,   and emotion to be  a kid hidden in leaves pile

what a superb penning
yann
 
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