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Drifting



Architects speciously building never ending bridges spanning distances that reach a nowhere, other than in my barren and muted heart

The emptiness and the silence, intangible liabilities which never truly do exist but, pursuant of life’s contradictions seem only to persist in deeper parts

Persistent, I am the drifting man journeying on long forgotten pebble strewn side roads, merely lonesome until momentary lapses of the vessels which pass me by

Further down the highways past horizons, finds me upon the crossroads standing, astride, then to gaze in either direction, I am most cynically defined and yet still, no reason, no rhyme nothing ever do I find

Glancing back to the trailing miles of this prolonging existence, questions are only places time has left behind but, without the answers I simply cannot surpass beyond my presence of this wandering life
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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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