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Very Close to Mayberry

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Corinne
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0 posted 01-08-2000 06:05 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

An auspicious day, a decision,
with one flick of a fountain pen
the years of debating, waiting
finally came to an end.

You shook your head in wonder,
said I’d had more than my share,
why throw away security,
seemingly without care?

I’ll miss these rolling hills,
white horses grazing at dawn,
barn owls calling in the night,
arrival of spring’s first fawn.

But this town is homogenized,
too perfect in every way,
antithesis of the real world,
squirreling children away.

No crime, no crowds, je ne sais quoi,
and the best schools in the west,
its always been short-lived to me,
a place I loved to detest.

So I’ll leap from cliff to cliff,
nothing but the air below us
holding on to little hands,
trusting in time we’ll adjust.

Wondering if you’ll come too,
From your largest of cities,
as far away as you could get,
from a town like Mayberry.

Blow a kiss, say goodbye, kids,
wave through the back window,
the station wagon, she’s all packed
heading down the road to tomorrow.


© 2000 Corinne Bailey

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Severn
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1 posted 01-08-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Excellent imagery here...wonderful!

Mike
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2 posted 01-08-2000 06:22 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

The question of life, do we content ourselves with what we have or seek what lays beyond the horizon.  Well written.
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3 posted 01-08-2000 09:43 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Really nice, Corrine.
Enjoyed the images very much.
Love ~Marge~
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4 posted 01-08-2000 10:21 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent thoughts. Security or adventure. Safety or risk. Big fish in a little pond or little fish in a big one. Andy Griffith or Indiana Jones. You're making the right choice in my book, Corinne  

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Corinne
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5 posted 01-08-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Dear Severn and Marge, - thank you so much!

Mike and the ever illlusive Balladeer:

wish this was a work of fiction, but again, maybe I don't

Pouring of the old soul out here!

Corinne

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6 posted 01-09-2000 08:50 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Very nice imagery!!
Nan
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7 posted 01-09-2000 12:24 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I like this message a lot... It doesn't matter where your "Mayberry" is either.... It could be a small town or a large city - Everyone needs to experience new and different things in life...
Denise
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8 posted 01-09-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I admire your sense of adventure and courage! I live in the city in a row house (they'd call it a 'townhome' if it were in the suburbs...hehehe...it's nothing much at all) just a couple of miles from where I was born. I love to travel and see new places, but I always love to come back 'home' again. I don't think it would be easy for me to part with my 'little pile of bricks'! But who knows, maybe someday I'll surprise even myself!   Great poem, Corinne!  

 Denise

Corinne
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9 posted 01-09-2000 07:16 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Hoot_Owl_M, Nan and Denise!


Corinne
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10 posted 01-09-2000 07:17 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Born and raised So. California... and for all my memory it's been in a 20 mile radius of the Inland Empire that I've lived.  Never been the world traveler, but I've been back and forth too Canada more times than I can count on fingures and toes... Florida, Washington, Mexico. Seen a good portion of the western states, but I always come back here. Probably live and die here.  Anyway... I though your poem was well written and thought provoking.  Thanks for sharing... good luck on your travels through life.
 
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