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Drink From The Well

 When the bird no longer cares, the rushing 
river cannot be crossed. All strength I 
possess, but if springtime does not boil my 
blood and laughter falls not; in summer 
rain, then~
The sun shines, but blossoms wither.
Tickets cost a pound, half shilling in my 

Still I hear!

 Clouds echo with lightning, straight to my 
heart. Comrades thought fallen; rise to 
greet me, once more at my side!
A raft, secured to both riverbanks, will 
lead us across the troubled water.
Together, the purser waves us through, 
taking what he needs from our collective 

  The day is still long, the sun 
bright, and flowers bloom once more.

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  1. Date: 6/2/2014 1:31:00 PM
    Oozing images James. Reminds me as if one is paying for a drink from the 'Fountain of Youth' <*> James.

  1. Date: 3/17/2014 9:36:00 AM
    Hi Jimbo! I find your poem to be very comforting and your title is so fitting! I also like how you give much hope at the end and you put in very nice images here :)...I'm so glad I read this, again thanks for passing by my poem and so great to hear you again!

  1. Date: 3/6/2014 7:03:00 PM
    I don't know why but this gave me an image of HucleBerry Finn. I enjoyed this poem very much.

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 8:14:00 PM
    I agree with Jayne Mr. Goff; there is a collection of images here in your write dear poet, and I am engrossed with enveloping them all ! TY for the gift of your poesy my friend ! Have a wonderful weekend James.....much love, james

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:15:00 AM
    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:17:00 AM
    This is like a collection of images I really enjoyed this one slices of the story nicely done love Jayne x