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From My Window Lofty High

From my window lofty high
I sit and watch the passersby 
Safely from within the womb
Of this quiet and private room
That's my asylum in the sky
And, I imagine...

From the safety of my perch
Above the elm, the oak, and birch
Alone, I slowly drift through life
Exempt from conflict, chance, or strife
Away from any harmful search
And, I imagine...

From my pinnacle of peace
Much like the eagle, lark, and geese
I wrap myself in solitude
Safely from the multitudes
And their evils that never cease
And, I imagine...

I imagine a world of peace and good
With people living as people should
A world glowing with brotherly love
That's flowing down from God above
With all faiths tolerantly understood
But then...

From my window lofty high
I'm left alone to wonder why
Why the world became so cold
And, why compassion can't unfold
Out there perhaps a soul could try
But here alone,
                     ...I can only imagine.

                                            Timothy I. Brumley

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:05:00 PM

    Hi Timothy, , here I am with a be-lated :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 international Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/4/2011 9:39:00 AM

    Wow, you still amaze me

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 6:26:00 AM

    I love your window's views and imaginings, stunning poem:)) I particularly loved the twist in the last lines and wish that we were a more caring world, the art of being a neighbour is somewhat lost at times.

  1. Date: 9/10/2011 9:44:00 PM

    Congratulations on your fine win in PS's Intl Poetry Contest,, Jim! This is beautiful..content and imagery. Enjoy your win! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 9/7/2011 9:56:00 PM

    Just full of lofty ideals and wisdom Tim. You are truly an artist with words and I have enjoyed reading your gifted works. Will continue tomorrow - isn't it fun, I have met some great people here on Soup and am delighted to have found you! PS Your suggestions are appreciated.

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 9:12:00 PM

    Congrats Timothy luv on your HM in PS International with this dynamic delight my friend..

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 3:54:00 PM

    Congratulations April, 2011 Honorable Mention Contest Winner! What a winner...I just loved it beginning to end! Caryl Ramsdale

  1. Date: 8/23/2011 7:52:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in PoetrySoup's International Poetry Contest Timothy. I am very happy for you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 4:49:00 PM

    Congratulations Timothy on your big win in the International Contest.Beautiful poem.

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 11:02:00 AM

    Tomothy, great Job...congratulations on your great accomplishment. Enjoy the glory. Big smile. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 9:40:00 AM

    Dear Tim, you are so talented. Congratulations on another win in the Soup Admin contest! So happy for you! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 8:29:00 AM

    Very powerful and well written! Many congrats on your amazing win in poetry soup international contest. *Cheers*

  1. Date: 8/22/2011 12:19:00 AM

    Congratualtions on your great win!!! With Love, Pravs.

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:42:00 PM

    Dear Timothy, I loved this poem the first time I read it and I am so happy to see it in the winners circle of the Poetry Soup International competition. Elaine

  1. Date: 8/21/2011 11:39:00 PM

    Congratulations Tim, you were right and I knew it, you would place high, very pleased to see one of my favourite (stuck in my head) poems on the winners board.

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 4:07:00 PM

    Tim, Congratulations on your very lovely poems making it through to the First Rounds of PS's Intl. Contest! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 11:15:00 PM

    Congrats Timothy on your two poems entered making to to first round competition..also congrats on your featured poem this week on PS..luv..

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 10:24:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry x3 making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest . I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 8:51:00 AM

    Timothy, Congratulations on your poems' capture of the first round. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 9:14:00 PM

    You have a new fan, Timothy. I love the message in this poem. Will men ever get it right? We can only pray and hope. Will add this to my list of favs. Have a great week and thanks for visiting my page. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 2:08:00 PM

    Hope one day the world will be as perfect as you imagine. Nice write. Love,Vie.

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 10:26:00 PM

    This is such another stirring poem, Timothy-- you've voiced out thoughts here that I myself have wondered about, although not as eloquently as you did-- beautiful poem and thank you so much for those words in Filipino, I think I got what you are saying and that touches the heart-- I think that you my friend, give out love, and whatever you send out, definitely comes back to you,sometimes it may take a while, but it definitely reaches you eventually :) hugs

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 5:54:00 PM

    Oh, forgot to tell you, this is going to my fav poems and you to my fav poet~~

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 5:53:00 PM

    This poem made me cry, Timothy, because it is how I feel, also, poeple can be so cruel, so evil, I just want to get away from them, hide in my dream world, You asked how I can write poems so quickly, I have them on pieces of paper, napkins, you name it, I am ever writing and sometimes I just get on a roll of inspiration.. I call my aparttment the nest, but I am just a little bird within, perhaps a nightengale,....

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 7:44:00 AM

    Read it thrice and each time liked it more than before, my poems may smell of greatness yours would go under the category of 'great poems' if there was such a thing.

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 8:51:00 PM

    This is the type of world I would like to imagine as well - one that is flowing with brotherly love with all faiths united. Sitting apart from it, we see the world around us in a different perspective. Maybe there is a need to be in solitude at times so we can think more deeply. Awesome poem, Tim. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 8:49:00 PM

    Timothy, I have not seen you post many new things for so long. I really enjoyed this and I'm faving you right back because this poem is really cool. I find its rhythm to be PERFECT and its message ideal!

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 3:09:00 PM

    That is great writing....sounds so edgar Allan poe-ish....Loved it!!

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 12:27:00 PM

    Very creative verses ... liked the expressions my world became so starnge and why the people cannot change...Timothy

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 11:15:00 AM

    I see you all found some inspiration while I was not at the Soup this weekend. I enjoyed reading your poetry today and will be back again soon to read more Tim. May you have a week of good health, joy and sunshine to light up your life. Love, Carol