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JerryPat2
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dawning of a new day
or close of a day spent
I feel an excitement
matters not, matters not
I am but passersby
Iím here for an instant
gone for an eternity
if I think upon thought
and let it die slow death
I rob thought of substance
I walk through the swamp
a sense of quiet takes hold
what used to make me sad
I pause on my journey
find a gnarled cypress root
sit upon it
listen to nature's song
don't know how I got here
don't know how long I will stay
I enjoy the moment
as I empty my thoughts
of what I used to think
about sincerity
pettiness put aside
I breathe in earth's perfume
listen to nature's voice
the beauty surrounds me
mists from slow-moving creek
the aroma of pine
where bottom feeders go

©January 20, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton

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

© Copyright 2017 Jerry Pat Bolton - All Rights Reserved
OwlSA
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1 posted 06-21-2017 05:30 PM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Absolutely beautiful, Jerry, but I missed Zoe . . . I thought she would have been with you.
JerryPat2
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Every so often, Owl, I strike out alone.

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

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 06-21-2017 06:24 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

The swamp seems to sooth your soul and help exorcise your demons. Write on! ~L
JerryPat2
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4 posted 06-21-2017 06:26 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yeah you're right, Lori. Thank you.

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

secondhanddreampoet
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There is no sensei/teacher; muse/inspiration; or counsel/balm
for the spirit-heart greater than the 'voice' of Gaia (Nature) !

... be it in a swamp or any slice of the vanishing wilderness ...

As H. D. Thoreau put it ... "In wildness (wilderness) is the salvation of the world"
JerryPat2
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Thoreau knew what he was talking about, Bruce. Thank you for stopping  by.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Poet In Pink
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Hello Jerry You have brought the day to life with your wonderful word weaving ~ Nature has always been a soothing solace for me also ~ Much enjoyed ~ Alana
JerryPat2
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I am most appreciated, Alana, with your kind thoughts concerning my poem. Yes, there are a lot of us that seek nature to calm our innermost fears. Thank you.

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

JamesMichael
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nice writing...its nice to spend time communing with nature...james
JerryPat2
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Yes, it is, James. Thank you.

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

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