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(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

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A Band Of Roaming Gypsies

In the early morning stillness,
I sit on the beach of life.
Beyond the foreboding mountains
near the life giving watery shore.
Feeling deserted by the world
when a band of gypsies stopped along the way.
Asked if I was lost
on my life’s quest.
I replied I was not sure.
Come and join us
as we seek our fulfilment
across the life giving waters
and life’s sifting sands.
So I joined the band of gypsies
as we travelled in all four directions of this world.
From the fiery morning mountains
to the cold caves where demons hide,
along the streets stained with sin
to find where our destiny might hide.

8 June 2008

Submitted: Sunday, June 08, 2008


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  • Heather Wilkins (8/2/2013 10:24:00 PM)

    I wish to join that band of gypsies take an exciting trip with them good writ David

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  • Karen Deeks (3/6/2012 3:55:00 AM)

    Being of gypsy decent I couldn't resist this one... It is a beautiful praise to nature and the secret wishing to travel further into the realms of nature with a free spirit and mind. Thank you for a smile this morning and shining a good light on the people who receive so much negativity sometimes. Karen

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (10/11/2008 11:21:00 AM)

    The wanderlust and the mystical allure of gypsy way of living the free life.I wrote a poem called The Drifter.If you get some time please read it on PoemHunter.And I'm very impressed by your biography.A ten from me and all the stars a gypsy soul can gather.

  • Marilyn Lott (8/17/2008 6:28:00 PM)

    It sounds like an exciting journey, David! May I come along?

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn

  • Duncan Wyllie (6/13/2008 2:36:00 PM)

    The ones that have traveled the hradest path may have found along the way lifes greatest riches in the end

    Love duncan X

  • Catherine Rica Cosico (6/8/2008 3:06:00 AM)

    Chasing stars in the night...It takes time to get 'one' but to those who are wise they just simply watch over and let the star come down on their way...

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