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The Other Side

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The Other Side

With arms stretched I struggle to see over the wall..
My chin pressed against the stone, upward I crawl..
My fingers feel the warmth but my eyes are blind..
An endless climb as my heart feels what my soul will find..
My hands start to write words on each slate I pass by..
Leaving my mark for the next poet to see if they choose to try..
I pull myself over to see a world of art and poetry..
There I pull up a chair to and take my seat and write for me..

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  1. Date: 7/19/2012 4:36:00 AM

    Poetical and cute, weaving readers through your rhyming ideas!

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 3:39:00 PM

    Some phenomenal images in this poem, Michael...your rhyming is so powerful as well...you stretched my poetic mind with this one and stirred my heart as well...we sure do love this stuff, don't we?...When does your next book come out?...gotta know bc I ran out of colored paper clips! hahahahaha best to u and your lovely wife, luv, gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:46:00 AM

    hi Michael think I may be round the bend but not up the wall yet, I enjoyed reading thid freedom wrtie though, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 5:30:00 AM

    Lol,I see You`re in the pool too now,Brother.Do I get competition in the next season of Baywatch? hahah:-) It should be fair,we are to offer PD a part too,ey`? We got two more days down here,then its back to reality again..

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 4:43:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your creative work this morn..I like the couplets that you have written..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work is always uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:35:00 AM

    i'm back to thank you for enjoying my songwriters' piece for you, michael... i'll try to comment on your blog though i can't access it full time!... with huggs to you!:)

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 12:51:00 AM

    Hello, Michael ;-) I'm not to sure whats on the other side of my wall...I'm glad my arms are short... Can you imagine the world with me on the lose... Well, i like your poem.. now I'm gonna go grab a chair and pull up besides you and write for me while you are writing for you..Now that is an interesting image... Don't you think...xox~pd

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 2:27:00 PM

    Me again, that rhyme thing was exactly what I thought when I read your comment ;) lol

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 1:10:00 PM

    They turn out to be the most pleasant and personal writings, well said Michael, I hope you are enjoying your Sunday, stay cool, Vie

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 11:29:00 AM

    nice write... I like the journey of discovery....Joseph

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 10:23:00 AM

    It must be amazing on the other side :) I really enjoyed this gem of yours tonight MJF!! Ps: Love the avatar btw.. Hope your weekend has been a nice and relaxing one.. It's been cold and rainy in Cape Town. love ;) CTH

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 9:27:00 AM

    This is beautiful, Michael...the first person we should write for is ourselves, though we can also share, as you have!! I'm so shy and ashamed, I pulled everything off my page, then I was SO SORRY I had! The Soup had always been my 'in' and my 'out'.:) Then I got stuck in the in between. I thought I could move ahead, but spent all my day looking backwards. Im sure I'm making a block by posting all at once.:(( Thank you, and wishing you the best!!! Mikki

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 10:27:00 PM

    Wow, this is a truly fascinating piece my friend! You have the spark back into your drive and will write on! I really enjoyed your incredible poem today! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 2:25:00 PM

    a fasinating idea to write some words and have another poet continue as we sit and watch.. breathless imagination Michael luv.. JG is inspired by this piece luv.. xoxo always and forever.. hope u check out my new contest posted today...

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:25:00 PM

    so soft and warm are the verses, michael... i like!...greeat job!... huggs!

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 9:48:00 AM

    Michael pull me a chair as well, I like this my friend..David

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 8:39:00 AM

    You broke the block by gummy Michael. Have a great weekend my friend you have a wonderful heart. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 8:34:00 AM

    Like your climbing here,Brother! Briliant imagery.Glad to see you`re back from your vacation, though I suspect you wouldn`t mind staying down south a lil`longer.:-) See Ya Brother

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 8:08:00 AM

    I'm glad you've pulled yourself over the wall and have found space to write for yourself and for others too, I hope.