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Here I Am

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Here I Am

                                                               © Charles H Keys, 2011.  All Rights Reserved

Talking anxiously to myself,
Thoughts fresh of the new,
Some deliberate, others not,
Thoughts old and forgotten,
Mostly familiar or so it appears.

Still wondering why 
Am I here? Or maybe not.
Is not the grass still green? 
And the snow ... white and cold,
Where is this said?

What awaits me down the road?
Empty fascinations with token vague memories of yore 
... lost, 
Maybe forever, so meaninglessly insignificant
Here am I for what?

There has to be God or 
Why else can I be,
If not to taste fresh air
To soar as an eagle - free, unattached into wherever,
Alone, asphyxiated from man-made constraints.

The aroma of fresh baked bread, 
Life awakened life to be lived
The beauty of it all, so green and blue
Warm and cool sunned by our creator
Life lived inside and out.

I thirst for inner quiescence,
Beyond the realm of the mundane and the lost,
Far from the useless and 
... the hurt from the heartless, of so many so often,
A universe of everything that is ... in harmony.

A Pauper I am, a Prince I am not, tethered,
Mesmerized in the day-to-day nothingness,
Unsatisfied with the uneventful
I am here, pleading for answers
Of life’s painful purposeful ignorance of each other.


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  1. Date: 1/3/2011 12:24:00 PM

    i can see you have been really taken along by the flow of the muse in places here Chuck, good to see the reflection on the screen. enjoy the new year.

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 10:50:00 AM

    What a way to start out my New Year reading such exceptional poetry. Thank you for starting the new year out with us sharing your wonderful poetry Chuck. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 10:44:00 AM

    Oh wow! This is just exceptional, Chuck! I feel this very strongly and I am sure many can relate as we've been here before. Beautifully written from your blessed soul. Happy New Year to you and your family and best wishes for blessings, hope, peace and joy! Soup Mail.

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 10:26:00 AM

    Excellent poetry Chuck...so enjoyed..

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 10:19:00 AM

    i like the strirring , reflective feel that you created here, chuck ... sucking the poetic marrow, so to speak. great job!:) nette