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jjote
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commercial photography locations
[from my nephew's travel photo collection]

Lush, mossy greens cling to rock mountains
looming at shore edges like guarding towers
blotting out the sun beyond them.

The boat I ride navigates around this landscape
not really looking for a hideaway from life
nor to let the gloom beneath  consume me.

There is no wind shrieking into the stillness
All is calm, and so my life should be
but why this debilitating sense of euphoria?

This feeling clings to me with such tenacity
lurks under the surface of my own landscape
it's hopeless to blend into its vagaries.

Everything I touch is mere papery veneer
that turns grey as I age not so gracefully
every corner I turn brings me to a cul-de-sac.

I carry around a montage of jumbled thoughts
like chains it bogs me down and so I search for
other landscapes to bring me scraps of hope.


@jjote 02/16/2017
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JerryPat2
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Oh yeah, I know about that change very, very well, jjote. I've coped with it pretty good, but I'm sorta getting weary of it.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

jjote
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2 posted 02-27-2017 12:26 PM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Yes life gives you a chance to "change", but often any change is as worse as status quo.
JamesMichael
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nice picture and writing combo...james
2islander2
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everything but calm reigns in your words, we have i guess to be humble and seek for others thoughts or explanations, that is what i feel here and now , nicely done
yann
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5 posted 05-20-2017 10:40 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Absolutely loved this line "as I age not so gracefully every corner I turn brings me to a cul-de-sac."  Beautifully put, as was the rest of the piece too.

Much enjoyed and tell your nephew I LOVED the photo.

j.
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Hello JJ Lovely picture and expressed sentiments....Ah but if we could only stay forever young ~ Much enjoyed your thoughts ~ Alana
jjote
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7 posted 06-09-2017 11:19 AM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

Thanks to all the kind comments. Afraid have been away too long and not took the time to look up old friends/poets to give meaning to my petty efforts to write.
 
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