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The Eclectic Pen - He's In There

By: Alan (arkrebel) -   + 24 more  
Date Submitted: 1/27/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 156

  He's in there...


Racing madly through eternally green fields,
chasing butterflies
and wondering what clouds are made of,

or where the white goes when the snow melts.

Not that it matters
as long as there are clouds to watch
and snow to melt
and questions to ask...

He collects things too.

Small things mostly,

interesting rocks,
snake skins,


tucking them all away for later,
when the darkness comes
and there is no one around to see him.

When he can look at the rocks and wonder
about the million-year-old secrets held within,

When he can feel the dry, silk-scaly smoothness
of the snake skin against his cheek,

When he can take the feelings, dip them in ink,
and spread them across the diary of his life...

...when he can cry...

When he can feel the bittersweet release
of a thousand tears
each one containing a small sharp-sparkling memory
of all the years,
all the pain and joy and wonder,
all the smiles and dreams

of long summer days
of worlds he imagined...or created...
or left behind,

for all he lost and all he gained,

becoming the man

he is now.

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Jennifer D. (i--luv--ChRiSt) - 1/27/2007 11:53 AM ET
I love it ... very good - reminds me of a friend.
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 1/27/2007 2:53 PM ET
Excellent, Alan! Now feed us more. :)
Gina S. (GigiBeanz) - 1/27/2007 5:57 PM ET
well written. As if I can see him growning and changing before my eyes but still searching for when he was young as if to say where did the time go and when did everything change and why..very nice
Julie C. (historybuff) - 1/27/2007 8:11 PM ET
Beautiful...can't wait to read more of your work!
Marta J. (booksnob) - 1/30/2007 5:36 PM ET
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