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Education of the Soul



Education of the Soul

The heart soars and sighs
The mind believes and denies
The body crawls, walks and runs
The legs falters & the wind stings
And then rain comes.

The brain ponders
What have we done?
The eyes tear, the face wrinkles
Every breath and every mouthful
of food starts another one

The skin dries and the hair fades
And the hands shake with
Anticipation of it all, blood races
Heart pounds, ears wonder
Did we miss the sound?

Of ocean waves as the fall?
Heart soars, lungs sigh
Mind believes as eyes deny
Yet the soul grows
For the soul knows!

10/25/1995

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Written for my younger brother on his birthday. He was a good man and a gentle old soul. Larry passed 21 months after that birthday.

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Written on October 25, 1995

Submitted by PaulParker on July 04, 2021

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Vincent Parker

Born in 1948 one of twelve Vincent De Paul Parker aka Paul started writing poetry in high school. Most of his poems are for family events and friendship. Most are also free verse with rhymes and rhythim. more…

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