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Turning of the Mind {Circa 1969}

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Turning of the Mind

Circa 1969

As the sun sets slowly in the west
another day is passing, having tried for best.
I’ve thought of you more, certainly not less;
what I’ll think tomorrow is only a guess.

The tradewinds of my life pass,
I grow older, never again the lass
that wandered and searched the sky ~
for I know that all things eventually pass by.

As I reach for a wiseness that is
considered young to my elders who are far wiser,
I feel the days speeding by
reaching for a goal much faster, for I.

Who am I to slow time down?
Yet why must my path be grooved in the ground,
when my heart yearns to soar the air;
and for a moment, I turn devil-may-care.

Again that silken haired child am I,
set back then to ask the inevitable “why” ~
waiting for an answer, then asking “how” or “when”,
I’d wait for my answer, and not leave until then.

But as I turn around and open my eyes,
much too quickly I come to realize
that the past is behind me, the future is ahead.
So I’ll think to say what others have not said.

The flicker of a growing flame
throws shadows at my own life’s game,
making me think of other names,
and I turn to you again.

For around you my life is now centered,
and I find that a bit of trouble makes the splendor
a lot more real and its’ also worthwhile
when I see that I can make you smile.

Things are always getting better
as disappointment can come from the best;
and this is why I say, dear friend
that I think of you more, and never less.

©KRJ
29 September, 1999


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Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
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Very beautiful, Susnhine!

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Thank you Denise!
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3 posted 10-01-1999 07:37 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Sunshine: These thoughts should be back on top..

HUGS

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Thanks Rainbow. Get a kick out of how old it is?
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5 posted 10-01-1999 10:31 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Sunshine I see you were born with talent

This is lovely! I always enjoy your poetry, and reading yours from years ago is just as good.

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alot of wisdom from one so young.....loved this piece Sunshine

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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Thank you Caroline; I don't know if we can call it talent, but it is something...

Thanks Pepper. Will you be this old lady's fan club President? LOL
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