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Dusty Road

A. W. Nutter
Walking along the dusty road
The boy in me begins to unfold
Transforming into a barefoot child
Escaping home and running wild
Leaving my troubles far behind
Out of sight but not out of mind
Dust clouds cover but can not hide
Mental cells where the demons abide
Painful thoughts I refuse to embrace
Happy memories I try to retrace
The magical pond suddenly appears
Trying to hold back foolish tears
The cooling water engulfs the skin
Loving caresses from an old friend
Basking in the pool of tranquility
A childhood haven from reality
A place to heal when under duress
Evil memories blocked from access
A spiritual place helping me transcend
As out of the darkness I try to ascend

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  1. Date: 2/5/2011 12:46:00 PM
    Perfect rhyme, and well conveyed messege, and nice imagery too

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 1:54:00 PM
    o the good and bad old days of being a youngster

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 1:40:00 AM
    Great read...enjoy your work

  1. Date: 7/8/2010 7:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Anthony on your win in Frank Herrera's contest "Images". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/8/2010 2:05:00 AM
    A very vivi heartflt story, Anthony. Congratulations on your win. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 10:39:00 AM
    Congrats on your well deserved win in Frank’s contest. May you have many more wins as you keep your passionate pen alive… Please keep writing great poems, and enjoy this honor. Love, Adeleke

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 10:34:00 AM
    Anthony, congratulations on your success in Frank's contest! Just as Karen mentioned below, you used a superb mix of rhyme and detail to bring this imagery to life. I really dig how you have the angst-filled 'demons' being cooled off by the water....a healing transmutation of the spiritual place~Chris

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 5:28:00 AM
    Congrats Anthony on your winning poem in the Images contest with this brilliant write .. wonderful words.. enjoy.. with luv from the "Sweetheart" in Hawaii .. on vacation... AlohA...

  1. Date: 6/14/2010 7:16:00 AM
    A very well thought of poem. I believe we all get that impulse to flee from our every day concerns to try and make sense of our deeper emotions that are always a prisoner, an undercurrent- to that which is mundane surfacing. Regards, Gavin.

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Powerful poem, I loved the flow. However it's better to let them surface no matter how bad they are. Enjoyed!

  1. Date: 5/25/2010 10:08:00 AM
    Isn't it amazing how something can trigger so many memories from our past? Great writing, Anthony. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your kind comments. Lainie

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 5:38:00 PM
    I enjoyed this poem very much as it brought back memories of my childhood haven---a special tree that I climbed. Thank you for your comment on my poem about grandchildren and what they hear in the summer.

  1. Date: 5/11/2010 2:59:00 AM
    Wow, love this piece.. its like going back to a place long forgotten...

  1. Date: 5/8/2010 7:25:00 PM
    A lovely flow in this rhyming verse, nothing forced, it reads so well. The imagery of the man seeking refuge in his childhood safe places is quite outstanding. well written Anthony...Margaret

  1. Date: 5/6/2010 8:12:00 AM
    The best way to Anthony is as you say from within,if only we take time to listen in to that quiet voice.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/4/2010 7:12:00 PM
    Thank you for the trip back to my childhood, where everything seemed easy and carefree. I'll never quite understand why everyone was in such a rush to grow up! Fantastic write, Anthony, I enjoyed it very much.

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 4:59:00 PM
    Thanks for this inspiring poem, Anthony--how wonderful to be a child again and to be able to find that place of relief within ourselves--thank you as well for your comments :)

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 12:27:00 PM
    AWESOME ... I love it and will add it to my "favorite" list ... that inner child that always brings healing (Isaiah 11:6) inspite of the fact that that is where my pain began !! Great write here, Anthony!!

  1. Date: 5/2/2010 9:45:00 AM
    Great write and tribute to childhood, Anthony!!! Enjoyed reading your poem today. And thanks for your comment...Hope you had a nice weekend...Gert

  1. Date: 5/1/2010 11:54:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today Anthony. Have a nice weekend. Love, Carol