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My Forgotten Self

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My Forgotten Self

There is a place I long to be….
A fervent wish......I often see
Where I can close the book, take a breath
Close my eyes….and remember……

Where  once again….I will find myself….
                    my forgotten self,  along the sea…

There is a beach of pure white sand
    An island in a far-off strand
Where I shall walk with happy feet
    Where tall palms overhead will meet
Where green and scarlet birds will fly
    Beneath a golden tropic sky

There is a spring, whose waters flow
    Along a creek bed cold as snow
That I shall drink with eagerness
    With taste of mint and watercress
To quench a thirst that I have known
    Within my very flesh and bone

I have a world in which to roam
    A tree a thousand miles from home
That I have never even seen
    And yet I know it's branches green
Will give me shade some happy day
    Beside a lake long miles away

My wish foretells a longing fate
And so I'll bide my time and wait


There is a place I long to be….
Where I can close the book, take a breath
Close my eyes….and remember……


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  1. Date: 3/11/2014 7:25:00 PM
    So true, there are few places to be oneself and they are precious. Congrad's on your Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 12:25:00 AM
    How do I know God exist? A zillion years of random words could never place them as you have. Congrats on your 1st place.

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 9:10:00 PM
    A beautiful and serene inner sanctuary you describe...may you always find peace there. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:06:00 PM
    A brilliant write Carrie. The "Island of me", we should all find a place like this within. I love " taste of mint and watercress to quench a thirst that I have known within" wonderfully written. Congratulations on your well deserved win - Connie

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:57:00 PM
    Ah such lovely thoughts about a lovely place! Congrats on your win Carrie !

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 11:30:00 AM
    Ah yes, the paradise in my mind. I hope, someday, you find your island and there, find yourself. Beautiful poem, beautiful thoughts. Joe

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:34:00 AM
    Such a beauty should manifest... I enjoyed my visit Carrie and congratulations on the win... Verlena

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 10:13:00 AM
    Carrie. What a truly beautiful poem. Your are deservedly number one and I am happy to add this to my favs. CTB

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 8:08:00 AM
    Congratulations, Carrie, on your awesome win in Anthony's contest. You nailed it perfectly. love and hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:52:00 AM
    Very well done!

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:24:00 AM
    One of my very favorites from you...well done my dear. BG

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:38:00 AM
    superb Carrie big congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:14:00 AM
    Big congrats Carrie on your win... xx

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 7:20:00 AM
    Carrie congratulation on this superb win. Connie

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 12:36:00 AM
    Stunning poem. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 5:46:00 PM
    Its an honor to be placed next to you.Congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Carrie, my appreciation of your mastery of our craft just grows and grows. This entry far outclasses anything in the list of winners. Congratulations.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:22:00 AM
    well, here I am two years later and saying again. Congratulations on your well deserved win!! Top of the list!

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:54:00 PM
    Carrie, your poem was perfect. Thank you very much :-) Congratulations on your wonderful win~ LOVE~ SKAT.

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 7:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Linda-Marie's "Bell, Book, and Candle" contest Carrie. Love, Carol