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JerryPat2
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oh, as the years pass us by
a calmness seizes my old heart
I find myself
standing at heavenís door
understanding that I should knock on its door
I would have to step closer to it
the thing is
that one step will find you standing
on a very visible trap door
oh, but I see your face there
so I make that one step
I knew it
I am falling, falling, falling
it is dark
I am afraid
I feel two arms wrapped around me
a whisper in my ear
we are together thatís all that matters
we touch the bottom
instead of hellfire and damnation
we are in the middle of a circus
she immediately jumps atop
a wooden horse
on a carousel
yelling . . .
if you can catch me, you can have . . .
I caught her four times
before the carousel stopped
she wasnít trying to
get away from me nearly as bad
as I wanted to catch her

©April 11, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Fair to middlin'


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happy to see you are paving your path with thoughts such as these.  Your ending is precious. ~L
JerryPat2
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Thank you, Lori. Yeah, I guess I'm mellowing out. About time, eh?

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

P.U Stinkenbaum
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So many dreams, so many memories...not the least of them romantic. So alive, so much fun and so many youthful mysteries to unfold on a "carousel".

Splendid!

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...

JerryPat2
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Thank you P.U. Memories can be cool or upsetting, it is best to have the cool ones.

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