A Way To Greener Pastures

My words echo back to me
Off barren walls,
Through empty halls,
Find no hearing ears this eve.
'Cept my own,
I'm quiet alone.

Soon perhaps I'll leave this place,
For greener pastures still,
Across the hill,
And never happen back this way.
'Cept in my thoughts
For lessons taught.

I'll follow perchance this gale
That birthed my soul,
And kept the coals of hope aglow.
A peaceful breeze that fills my sails,
And takes me
Cross seas of animosities.

Here the grass has all but died
And turned to brown,
Exposing the ground,
No longer can my roots be tied.
I'll leave from here the wind the master,
To choose a way to greener pastures.

Tim I. Brumley
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Submitted on April 25, 2010

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Timothy Ivan Brumley 061757

Born in Fort Worth Tx., June 17 of 57. High School Gladewater Tx., Class of 75. Four years active duty 1975-79, USAF spent in the far east, mainly Japan. Two years college at Tyler Jr. College, Tyler Tx. Three years working the oil fields of East Tx, 25 years in the heating and air industry. Presently retired and single. Divorced, and living alone for 9 years now, with three children, and two grand children. Living in Danielsville Georgia. Hobbies include music, antiques, poetry. more…

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