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Moon River


Moon River …

you once held my Huckleberry friend,

the two of us ... after the same rainbow’s end

in your timeless rhythm

as I pushed him in his swing,



white and

chipped on the edges,

showing rusty metal underneath

because we were so poor.

My heart was filled with joy

even as he cried from the pain of

being in the cold world. So new.

He would come to me and I would sing:

“Wider than a mile … I’m crossing you in style 

And then when he left, his eyes would search the 
blurry, dark images

for me … just me.

A miracle.

Sometimes when he came back, he would be 
smiling, blindly searching.

“Two drifters off to see the world…there’s such a 
lot of world

to see.”

And when I told him he was my Huckleberry friend 
and I looked

into the pool of emptiness ... his brown eyes,

I could swear he knew me, all of me,

right from the very beginning.

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Darn...that's awesome too. I'm very much enjoying your to read another....Caleb

  1. Date: 2/21/2012 11:54:00 AM
    Congratulations Don, on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 7:17:00 AM
    Good poem you written I like it. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 3:55:00 PM
    Welcome to the site. This is a nice adaptation of the famous song written by the late Henry Mancini from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's". This was good reading.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 3:43:00 PM
    marvelous, try to single space it though it will make it easier to grasp. Thank you for the charming comment you left and welcome to soup! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 11:39:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you today Don. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol