Lost and Found


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The road is long don’t be afraid,

Take my hand, hold it tight, laugh out loud, skip with me.

See the light way up high shining bright within the sky?

Smile so big, dance a step, happy to be you and me,

Kick some dust, cover your mouth, bless you now we’ll find our way,

Don’t give up trust in me and you will see.

 

Shuffle more steps, we’re almost there,

Claps your hands to say a prayer.

Tired now rest your head within my lap, 

We’ve come so far, let’s move along, kneel right down to get back up.

Brushing off clouds of dirt with poofs of dust

Soon the ball of sun may fall,

Stars will twinkle one and all.

 

When dogs sing songs don’t be afraid, 

A moon of white shall light our path.

Boots of leather kick the road, pebbles scatter, friends forever….

In the distance candles flicker, melting tears in windows of crying homes.

Curtains part hearing hearts begin to thump, skipping faster.

Pickets of weathered fences weave to wave within prairie winds.

Don’t give up trust in me and you will see.

 

26 thoughts on “Lost and Found

  1. Some beautiful lines there: “Boots of leather kick the road, pebbles scatter, friends forever … In the distance candles flicker, melting tears in windows of crying homes.” Great job! 🙂

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    • So kind, Mahesh. A true, “Thank You!” This picture stayed with me for days until I finally came up with words to accompany it. Don’t even want to think of how many times I revised it….my husband was beginning to think I was a bit obsessed. Lol.

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    • Really? Don’t think I ever saw it, but a great ‘logo’ indeed! Something so loving about these little children all alone on this long endless road. I certainly would have begged my mother to buy me a new pair of shoes after seeing it back in the day. Thank you for reading, and wishing you a wonderful week. 🙂

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  2. Prose seems like putty, being formed into something as the words whittle their way. Poetry is like a cut diamond, each facet reflecting something already formed. You cut a beautiful diamond. Thank you.

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    • Oh, Paul, lovely lines you have written to me above. Going to slip that tiny new “diamond” through a thin golden chain to proudly dangle from my neck. Sincere thanks to you with blessings too. 🙂

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  3. There is an overtone of spirituality in your well versed reflections kim . reminds me of the biblical joshua’s “be not afraid , for the lord is with you , wherever you go…” best wishes…raj .

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    • So kind you are, Raj. Because of my dog’s rehab from surgery, I have to carry him outdoors, often during the night. We are a bit secluded and it is quite dark with animals of the forest and who knows? Yet, I am never afraid. Always at peace. Best wishes to you as well, my friend. 🙂

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  4. Kim, I had fallen behind this month and apologize for this. I loved all the images of this poem you wrote. It is a very carefully written and beautiful expressed piece. It is artistic in its details and I liked the way you said, (these two passages were my favorite: the “kick some dust, cover your mouth” complete line and the “pickets of weathered fences weave to wave” complete line.) You’re a combination of poet and storyteller, which weaves magical stories with loving blessings within them.

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    • Oh, so sweet of you to say, Robin. No need to apologize, please! I am way behind with everything!!! Such a busy time of year, plus I’m doing my best to write while tending to toddlers and helping my daughter-in-law prepare for twins. It’s been a very complicated pregnancy, but miracles of modern medicine have made all things possible. Still early, but the ‘little’ ones are now pretty big! 🙂 🙂

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