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These Quests For "the Other Side"

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These Quests For "the Other Side"

Out across the country lanes
and down into the woods,
these places we would play 
for they had all “the Goods”.

It didn’t matter the time of year,
Spring, Summer , Winter or Fall-
we were ready as each one drew near
for we played hard through them all.

Adventures of the highest kind
as we’d run to the chasm again.
We’d swing across on monkey vines,
not walking around it instead.

Our sleds would speed the power lines,
shooting down the treacherous slopes.
Careful to miss the towering pines,
we’d hold tightly to the ropes.

How carefree were our younger days
as I look back across the years.
We spent our youth under sun’s gold rays
and conquered our childhood fears.

Many quests filled these gallant years,
these quests for “the other side”.
Memories like these become more dear
as I sail upon life’s tide.

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  1. Date: 11/29/2009 5:10:00 AM
    Another lovely poem! love Simone

  1. Date: 11/28/2009 5:20:00 AM
    Soup Mail call, Lightwalker...

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 10:54:00 AM
    Great imagery friend... Keep up all the good work.....:JP]

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 4:53:00 AM
    Such fasinating writing I am reading today. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and heart with us today Doug. I wish you a weekend filled with love and inspiration. May your writings inspire others to write from their hearts as well. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/25/2009 4:31:00 AM
    Beautifully done write. I felt as though I was there watching you and your friends and family have fun. Keep the magical pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 10:00:00 PM
    Beautiful poem...enjoyed reading tonight...Marty

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 8:09:00 PM
    Soup Mail call before nighty nite... "Sweetie"

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:55:00 PM
    Doug, who is Colleen Bono and why is she so down... and so bent on killing herself?.. I commented on her poetry after I saw her post on your poetry and she just answered and said no one can help her.. we must find a way to help her..ideas??? "Sweetie"

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:42:00 PM
    Thankxxx Doug for your wonderful and inspiring comments on my The Delightful Gift poem.. it certainly stirred many poets to read it .. I am happy to make people happy... we have the same goal.. to show God is the luv of each of our lives... check Soup Mail... "Sweetie"

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:36:00 PM
    Wonderful, Doug, just wonderful look back into our memories .. excellent write.. luv.. and Soup Mail call for u.. "Sweetie"

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:28:00 PM
    I don't know how to soup mail other than to reply to one.I took 80 pills last week.Someone must be watching me because I am still here.thanx for the comments.I picked today because a year ago I was in the hospital because of an attempt.maybe this time I can do it right.

  1. Date: 11/24/2009 6:08:00 PM
    A wonderful true to life Poem, Douglas. Very well written if I can say so. I think many children today miss those adventures "conquering their childhood fears" in favor of video games etc. I think your poem rings a bell for many. Thanks for the memories. -Robert