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JerryPat2
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the blank page
not unlike a deserted road
the page
is there for you to spin your magic
write your poem
for a better tomorrow
the road
likewise it is there for you to run
hanging thumb in the wind
hoping for good luck, knowing you won't find it
you spend time writing on the page
even as you are putting
miles behind you and good old town USA
breathing agreeable air
that comes from each mile of freedom
you put behind you and
home sweet (not)home
the tumultuous weather conditions
a distant remembrance of home
a hollowing inside your chest
cause you to think
once again
of home . . . a place of small town secrets . . .
a place to run screaming from
and write words on napkins
while you're slurping your coffee
a long, long way from good old town USA

©December 19, 2016 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
P.U Stinkenbaum
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1 posted 05-07-2017 09:39 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

Yes Mr. Bolton...and the many, many pages we fill along our sometimes 'wayward' way on the hardened road toward home.

I really like this. It has the scent of things that go way back in our time.

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

JerryPat2
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2 posted 05-07-2017 09:45 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes PU, it does have a bit of nostalgia interlaced within the stanza. Thank you for rescuing me, it is very much appreciated.

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

P.U Stinkenbaum
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A Not So Stealthy Bomber


3 posted 05-07-2017 10:16 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

You're more than welcome Sir!

You always reply to everyone Mr Bolton. Many need to relearn this quality. You're a fine example of what a member should be, and you always have been.


Just out looking for the real me...
JerryPat2
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4 posted 05-07-2017 10:23 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yeah, but I'm gettin' a bit confused about it.

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

BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


5 posted 05-07-2017 10:29 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

I confess the mean streets, the hard knocks, and everything in between look good on ya JP, and make for some great poetry.
JerryPat2
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6 posted 05-07-2017 10:34 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah, thanks Blues. They might look good on me now, but thank goodness those days are over.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 05-08-2017 06:07 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Just a guess here, but I'm going to go out on a limb a say you have been the you that you are today (writer and poet) longer than you were the you of the mean streets. The hard times might have given you an edge, but it isn't who you are now. ~L
JerryPat2
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8 posted 05-08-2017 08:31 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Ah you could be right, Lori. I blended in however as a way to survive. Thank you.

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

Poet In Pink
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MI


9 posted 05-20-2017 11:54 AM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Love your catchy title Jerry ~ But more than that I like the sentiments within. One think is certain...If we stay running, the page never stays blank   Thank you for sharing ~ Alana
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