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A Weary Road

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JerryPat2
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I was a man-child in tha day
Just looking places to play
Looking for ways to set me free
Searched over here and I searched there
Never wanted to be a square
Looking in gutters for the key
Walked into places on a dare
Got out on a wing and a prayer
I looked for me and then I'd flee
Fists clenched, I was on a flash point
Smiling ladies saved me sometimes
Traveled this land from sea to sea
But it is the here and the now
I'm who I am without kowtowing
The difference between now and then
It was in the swamp I found my Zen
Will never get better than this.

İFebruary 25, 2017 / Jerry Pat Bolton


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BluesSerenade
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1 posted 07-30-2017 11:39 AM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Aw JP your poetry is very telling...an open book never read better.  I love your reference to a flash point.  Nice touch , great writing.

Happy Sunday JP.
JerryPat2
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Thank you, Blues, I appreciate your thoughts.

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

Poet In Pink
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Well Jerry...It may have been a weary road ~ BUT it sounds like it has not been boring   Nice writing ~ Enjoyed muchers ~ Alana
JerryPat2
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4 posted 07-30-2017 08:23 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yeah, maybe I misnamed the poem, Alana. It certainty was not all weary by no means. I had my days, for sure. Thank you, for stopping by and commenting.

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

jwesley
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Well done, my friend.  A LOT of people don't understand, like you and I, "the power of the swap"!

j.
JerryPat2
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Tellin' it like it is, Jimmy, and thank you for being here tonight.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
CastleGuard
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Jerry -

"I looked for me and then I'd flee.."

I think we have all done that at one time or another.

CG
JerryPat2
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Yeah, you're so right, CG. There are so many ways we can be caught up in it all. Thank you for stopping by.

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

LeeJ
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I remember as a young person, I was so restless...it unearthed me at times, wanting so much to travel and absorb knowledge....it was a yearning that I never seemed to be able to calm?  Then one day, it seemed, I came home...to a calm and peaceful place.  

See what your poem reminded me of.

Enjoyed....
JerryPat2
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I am grateful my meager writing nudged you to pleasant memories. Thank you, Lee.

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