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My Tumble weed

Oh how the love of this earth
has filled mine heart with joy,
and how sad it is to know that,
my life will soon;
all together end

…and she asked;
“My dear friend, why so soon?”

“My precious flower, my tumble weed”,
I quickly did reply;
“A hundred years, even two, would never
do, 
you see…
I have ‘lil Noah,
Butter Cups,
and sundry rainbows 
which I have never seen

Adding up my fingers and toes
was hard enough to do

And now my precious flower,
my tumble weed…
I 
have
you”



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  1. Date: 4/29/2012 7:10:00 AM

    Hope you do have your lil tumble weed. How cute is this. Enjoyed. Thanks, James, for stopping by to read and comment on my poems. hugs. Catie :)

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 4:45:00 AM

    Very very nice!!! MJF.

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 7:12:00 PM

    beautiful words..

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 1:59:00 PM

    Sheer elegance, James...a conversation of love!...you are now my lil tumbleweed...and we all love you! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:07:00 PM

    ohhh this is so so so sweet... I love this... so much.. putting it on favorites.. and thank you so much for your presence at my work, I should be a member again my dad bought me two years like a week ago and it still hasn't come up :/ well was nice checking up on you, take care James!!

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 5:51:00 PM

    OOOhhh... am so glad I'm not the only one that lies about form!!! Beauty of a po, thank God for fingers and toes :) namaste~N

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 4:27:00 PM

    Such a beautiful verse James, I am so glad Noah has a dad like you and wish every little boy had one. And the tumble weed part lends a lovely way to describe that special someone. Hope it is all true. Love Elizabeth P S Need you to send your email again, all was lost with the hard drive problem. Can you do?

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 7:52:00 AM

    Yes, years and years would not be enough if in good health to see all that the earth has to offer plus all the people that we could meet..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 7:11:00 PM

    This is so precious, I really like this, James!!

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:47:00 PM

    Priceless! Love the Sir James style, so simple, yet so complex. I will want to read this one many more times. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:30:00 PM

    Creative and nice piece, keep up the good penning!!! xoxo - Laila ;0)

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 10:12:00 AM

    Wow James this is good, love the imagery, i'll never look at a tumble weed the same way again. Harry

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 9:22:00 AM

    Sweet James, we never really know how much time we have left. Just keep giving Noah the upbringing he deserves. He may not have you forever, but he has you now and will remember all the special moments you spend with him. Such a lovely poem that clearly shows your love and concern for Noah. Love you, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 8:57:00 AM

    Thank you dear James for your very kind comments about my bicycle poem.This poem of yours is appealing and sweet and indeed a hundred years is not enough when life is good. Love, Joyce.

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:57:00 AM

    James, beautifull written - "filled mine heart with joy". - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 7:35:00 PM

    Smile ˜ One could sure take a few loves notes from the boys here at PoetrySoup, huh girls ˜ Lovely, my love, Always, John!:) ˜