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I,Roam

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I,Roam

My avaricious appetite for life,
  Provides the fuel to ramble ,
     Through this ripened world I roam.
           I'm driven by unrelenting hunger.

                           This  greedy, vicious beast,
            who calms with continuous feeding,
 Consumes my soul and waking moments,
and propels me, salivating, onward.

                         Unfed, my compass needle spins in panic,
                                        My thoughts chaotic, I lose my focus.
                                              I travel roads, pitch black and rutted,
                                                                  Just to quench the rabid thirst.

                         The paths at times,
                 Are filled with fog,
         Obscuring my sight,
Bringing me to my knees.

                                           I seek illumination,
                                                     To know what it is to be sated.
                                                                 But this knowledge is for others,
                                                                            I've not yet found my way to light.

Through this land I'll wander,
                Eyeing fruit laden landscapes,
                                    and white caps on the ocean waves..
                                                   I need to savour every luscious moment .


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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 9:46:00 PM
    Finding courage through despair is a part of the grand illumination - I like the structure too - your voice is clarion atop the alter of consciosness - with respect - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 8:11:00 AM
    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Brenda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Excellent, Brenda! I love the poem lay out...it flows beautifully! Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Congratulations Brenda xx

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 6:00:00 PM
    Brenda, congrats on making it to the final round of the contest with this creative piece! Love, Kim

    Atry Avatar Brenda Atry
    Date: 7/23/2012 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for dropping me this note, Kim..It is a humbling experience . There are so many wonderful writers.
  1. Date: 7/18/2012 3:57:00 PM
    Ah, I have missed you and your words. Wonderful page layout fits the write well & great vocab [contents always excellent ;)]Congrad's on your win to the first round Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 6:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Brenda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 8:56:00 AM
    Nice roaming, good luck in the contest, Brenda

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 10:28:00 AM
    Brenda a positive jewel of a poem , it's a real winner. Anne

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 11:23:00 PM
    a bohemin cruise you have here, brenda... flowingly written! winning wishes and congrats on he happy win in my contest! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 8:59:00 PM
    Brenda, a good entry.. very brilliant ..good luck.. Enjoyed your poem:-) take care..p.d.

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 8:51:00 PM
    good luck with your roam..and eyeing all the fruit.. so you sucked people dry the knowledge is for others, so you lead them on and suck them dry until they are bleeding out their sockets?

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 8:48:00 PM
    then savour them alone..no longer fed by me