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My Time In Madison

I found myself in Madison
     on the eve of a country fair,
Had no idea why that was
     because I knew nobody there.
The leaves had not yet changed their shade,
     though an autumn breeze drifted through,
Could hear the last marching band play
     as I walked down an avenue.
Looked at the sunset o’er the west
     as it moved from the water’s edge,
And wondered when tomorrow comes
     will I still be upon this ledge?

The morning light crawled through the blind,
     drifted down a hallway of grey,
And through foggy ruins of time
     I was awakened to the day.
Heard meadowlarks in field’s afar
     and children’s laughter down the lane,
Thought I saw passing countryside’s
     even though I’d missed the last train.
Dew drops settled upon the the grass
     while robins sang in unison,
I glanced quick out the windowpane
     to see I’m still in Madison.

The fairground had now come to life,
     I could smell the fresh jams and cake,
The platforms for the beauty quest
     were being set up by the lake.
New costumes had been passed around
     though ev’ryone was told to wait
For the crowning of “King” and “Queen”,
     whom would rule over this year’s fete.
Still I sat within my small room
     while the day seemed to come undone,
And though I lost my first pure thought
     knew I was still in Madison.

Sometimes life puts up a rainbow
     in-between thunder’s crashing roar,
Other times nothing counts for much
     when you’ve never been there before.
Found myself waking on pillows,
     looking at a prize I could win,
To travel over unknown roads
     to a place where I’d never been.
Had dreamt I was riding that train
     and woke up with my talisman,
Was forced to think about it twice . . .
     that trip I had to Madison.

Copyright © Daniel Larson

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  1. Date: 5/23/2012 4:59:00 AM
    Daniel very cool trip ..David