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Dancing Sheep

When the pen has lost its way
When ideas and ink run dry
Leave the desk and turn away
Take what wings you have and fly
Leave facts and figures on the page
Free your dreams from fettered sleep
And let them take you from the stage
To floating fields and dancing sheep.

For all we are is never told
Nor ever measured by the eye
Mostly unseen we just grow old
And no one sees us passing by
We are the tethered fantasy
Most of the time we do not care
For most of what the others see
Is only what we choose to wear

But in the mind's eye's overview
We see the parts, the acts we play
We know the scripts we follow through
Just waiting for the perfect day
And maybe, one untroubled night,
We'll quietly wish upon a star
And in that moment's grip, we might,
Have just a glimpse of who we are.

Copyright © Lee Leon

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Lee and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:19:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 1:40:00 PM
    I knew this poem would do well in the competition, Lee. Congratulations and Merry Christmas! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 11:02:00 AM
    Lee - congrats on being featured this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Congrats on feature poem this week! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 10:47:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/16/2009 5:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2009 10:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your being featured this week. Love, Iolanda

  1. Date: 11/15/2009 6:26:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts to ponder here. I really like the last two lines. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Keep on writing! Wishing you ongoing success. Karen

  1. Date: 10/11/2009 6:07:00 PM
    Oooh, this is fantastic! Very well written poem, Lee! It's wonderful from start to finish. Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 3:47:00 AM
    Excellent work. Keep writing. Sara

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 12:32:00 PM
    great poem really enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 12:30:00 PM
    A quiet and uplifting poem. Something a Shepherd divined in the still of the night. Excellent. Always, Will

  1. Date: 8/14/2009 9:13:00 AM
    What a day. Some very unbelieveably outstanding writes I am reading today.Thank you for sharing yours with us Lee. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/13/2009 10:34:00 AM
    A stunning reflection on the self-portrait we convey to others as it compares to who we really are. That first really grabbed my attention. There is no point to sitting, pen in hand, and waiting for inspiration. It is something that often comes when we look outside ourselves and allow our minds to journey beyond the reality we endure daily. Excellent work, Lee! Love, Carolyn