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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

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