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Dusty roads



Dust’s, billowing clouds
Obstructing, my once… patent view
As I travel the lone road
Overgrown, old and dry now
But once, hence anew

Separated by fences, thistles and thus
I long to cross over, to your road
Instead of I and you, alone, it could be us

Although every attempt to try, met in vain
For razor of the barb
And the piercing of the thistle
Brings only more persistent pain

The longing for you, when met with failure
Further it grows and grows
Bear, how do I the strain?
As I glimpse in you, what our futures, future holds

The lone road
Once so lonely, maybe you could bring to bear
A ray of hope?
Then to ponder the traversal, back into the wilds…there

In the midst of the settling dusts
The endeavor of desire next… ought to tempt
As I brave the thorn and wire, rusts
Your unwillingness for judgment, met with contempt

As now I spy the boundaries, palpably clear
My heart fills with sorrow,
Stretches out my hand, attempts are they futile?
The wounds they are deeper! The barrier I wallow

I turn, to way back less pain to be sure
But, my faith in you strong… Please! End your resolve
Grasp my hand; pull me through, so we can endure

I hold here for minutes
Bleeding inside
Praying for a miracle, that a spark…
Our Love still left, to give us a try

Then a drop from your eye…
Mixes with dew
Traces of smiling sunshine follow you near
Sobbing, repentant you drag me through!

Countless miles downward…
We still walk this dusty road
Together with blissful bonds that are strong
But now… we carry with us a jovial load!

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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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