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Spirit's Quest

Kathy A. Wittman 1949 (Tennessee)



You were my refuge.
You shielded me from
my soul's fierce wilderness.
I came to you, undaunted
by your brash determination
to blaze your own trails.

You were my hero.
I listened to your stories
of your wayward spirit's quest
toward distant western horizons.

We were lost pilgrims.
We squandered our passions
as our spirits gradually wandered
from those ethereal high places.

We have become strangers.
We seek our earthly treasures
and become sadly distracted
from brilliant youthful visions.

You are my mirror.
I glimpse my reflection from
your illusive fading memories;
I come to you now, vulnerable
to your heart's capricious whims
as you yearn for peace of mind.
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Kathy A. Wittman

I am a retired college teacher. In the past, I taught classes in Education, English, and Psychology. At present, I am focused on developing my potential as an artist and writer. I have self-published books in the genres of autobiography, fiction, and poetry. I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Tennessee (1972), a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Tennessee (1983), and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Foundations from the University of Wyoming (1988). I have taken numerous college classes in Art and Creative Writing over the past decade. I completed an Associate Degree in Art from the Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, Wyoming) in 2018, and I completed a Bachelor's Degree in Art from the University of Wyoming (Laramie, Wyoming) in 2020. I consider myself to be a "Life-long Learner". more…

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