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The Vanishing

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The Vanishing

Since summer lost to fall
Winters got a grip
One solitary spark, now a firestorm
Cars lined up like smog filled rats
With terror filled eyes
Blinking lights as if hazards signaled
Sympathy
I saw the green turn to amber
Never slowed down
Never looked around
Drones are closing quick now
Hazy nights in my head
Shades of red wishing green
The warm sway in my mind as I walk
Through the pine forest
Sweet scented needles with every carpeted step
The soothing "tic tic" of red headed woodpeckers
The warm mist off lake superior, baptizing
The doe and her fawn
As they lift their heads when I walk by
Joining me in prayer



01/13/13
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  1. Date: 3/10/2013 11:42:00 AM
    I love the depth of your writings!! Layers. You are truly gifted. Can't wait to read more. :) Huggs deb

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:20:00 PM
    I like those "hazy nights" in my head also. Seems this Michigan winter is, cold-wise a little more severe than usual. Your visions are beautifully expressed. Congrats on this fine poem being selected. daver

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:29:00 PM
    James, :-) Congratulations with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent time here on the soup... I know I sure am. * or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA"

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 5:41:00 PM
    This just sends you to a quiet peaceful place.... nice thanks

  1. Date: 1/30/2013 2:25:00 PM
    Just a great way to get out of the rat race! A fetile mind can find repite anywhere; great verse Jimbo.

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 11:23:00 AM
    I am inspired by your beautiful piece full of vivid imagery! This is quite a splendid write indeed. I enjoyed reading it today immensely :)

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Very creative, expressive and descriptive work..Enjoyed reading this eve..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:03:00 PM
    soon this cold weather will vanish to spring. i hope.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 7:30:00 PM
    Hi James; great write took me on a little journey :)

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:03:00 AM
    this is very inspirational James, love it...

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 8:24:00 AM
    A very interesting write my friend! Thought provoking... cheers, Jack