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A grassy knoll





Haven high upon a grassy knoll, sprawled amid the twilight blades
Here I lay, a jaded prophet… of this deliberate modern age?
Captured by her cosmic beauty, apprehensions from another life… Suddenly, they all begin to fade… far, far away!
Then the wind, she whips and whispers resolutions and parades of her presage

To warn me of the conundrums that resides below this hillock, ascending towards me soon again I shall embrace
The city lights dazzling, dances in the distance beneath, all pastel notions they endeavor to erase
This hummock my sanctuary from a teenage world, bombarded with lofty ideals so young… struggling to face

Here among this splendor vastness, her majesty the cosmos I am free to be, to exist
Guises undone, my performance here the stars in the heavens among
They twinkle applause and are completely transfixed

And I take my bow…
Once again onto supple frays I lay among the dews
My being to be here and be aroused by life still wanting to confuse

Wavering thoughts before my return
Escaping upward to my Eternal Father from which patience and humbleness I must learn...

Again I am lost among the glorious grandeurs of autumn breezes that hide here…this tranquil special place
Knowing out there another’s quandaries to abate

And I ponder and wonder of a young woman’s futures and her fates,as I gaze to the skies...
That maybe one day I’ll come here with someone I love, my husband
But Lord, please do not reveal all, leave something’s to surprise

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Submitted on April 06, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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