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The Old World

You don’t know the old world,
But you would have liked it.
In that world, when I was young,
Like you, hungry to eat the roots
Full of fuel, I dreamed I could fly.
Flap my arms and fly, freely
I was a helium balloon,
Rising up into the blue sky.

When I think of you, it is like
A portal into that old world,
Where all my lost years unwind
A chance to find those butterflies
I left behind.  You, who don’t know 
But you would have liked it. 

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:05:00 PM
    James :-) your poem has been a wonderful write to find on the soups front page... '"Congratulations"" with your awesome featured poem of the week... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:08:00 PM
    It reminds me of my english teacher. how she would say one thing and then mean another. I liked it

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 12:24:00 PM
    I enjoy the nostalgia in your lovely poem James... Welcome to PS. Hope you like it here. Keep writing. Annalise