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(13 January 1947 / Southport)

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Gone With The Wind

Wanting to touch the sky
I reached out,
but it was beyond my grasp.

Intangible -
like a whisper carried on the breeze.

Hopefulness -
drifting through the shadows
of my mind….

lost
in the labyrinth
of the present,

now gone …
with the wind.

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013


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  • Thomas A Robinson (7/30/2013 1:21:00 AM)

    I do not desire to be your magic carpet ride
    Just the air beneath
    alas when you reach out to touch my face
    It is a wish I cannot bequeath

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  • Ramesh Rai (7/28/2013 6:05:00 AM)

    the desire to touch the sky can not be blown up simply by wind. deep thought. try once more.
    with regards

  • Siyabonga a Nxumalo (7/27/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    deep thoughts, excellently written poem.
    Siya_! !

  • Anthony Di''anno (7/26/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    I wouldn't touch the sky Val, it's full of chemicals :)
    I like your poem, it has an etheric essence. Sad though.

  • Diane Hine (7/25/2013 7:08:00 AM)

    Anticipation also lost in the present - I agree with the sentiment.

  • Patricia Grantham (7/24/2013 9:37:00 AM)

    The wind in it's infinite fashion can pick up a seed and take it to
    a place far away from where it had originally fallen. So is it with our
    thoughts it can take us to lofty heights then set us in a a place of
    complete serenity. Very inspiring.

  • Walterrean Salley (7/23/2013 10:27:00 PM)

    Sometimes we fall short of goals and desires. But one can still try. Brief, to the point and finely written.

  • Heather Wilkins (7/23/2013 6:17:00 PM)

    nice write. very good title things get caught up in the wind

  • Shahzia Batool (7/23/2013 2:35:00 PM)

    An eye-catching title, very poetically and intelligently used...with a change of your own style with a touch of newness to it...liked it!

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/22/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    Sky is empty space with particles floating. If hope is all the pace from earth to sky, some part is reachable, I hope. Thank you for a beautiful poem.

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