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Waiting for the Dust to Settle

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Waiting for the Dust to Settle

                             Stranger
                           I adore you
                      Because you think
               I said something worthwhile
         And your unsolicited uplifting response
           Was that I strummed a chord inside
                    And made you smile.

            Such are the curiosities of chance
                  Encounters from afar…
               As planets and stars collide
                      Among the stars.

                Though we know not why,
                      When or where
                         We may be
          When the unforeseen collision occurs
            Changing the course and destinies
                Of traveling bodies forever…

                               Still,
               There’s no denying you and I
   Were spinning uncontrollably ‘round and ‘round
                ‘til we both hit solid ground
         As the pull of gravity brought us both
                                D
                                o
                                w
                                n
                      Into the infinite
                Azure blue atmosphere
         Where ideas and words roam free
            Waiting for the dust to settle
              On poets like you and me.

        PS: This one's for Delysia Hendricks

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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 3:33:00 PM

    in response to her tribute i'm sure. she not too shabby herself.

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 1:56:00 PM

    I know the feeling!

  1. Date: 3/14/2013 6:39:00 AM

    - Beautiful words to a friend - a lovely gift. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 4:50:00 PM

    I agree with Ilene. This is an amazing piece of work. What a lovely tribute! :)

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 4:13:00 PM

    i absolutely LOVE this poem! you have taken an experience many of us on this site have had and have described it in such magical poetic fashion. i think delysia will be thrilled to read this (as was i!)

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 3:20:00 PM

    Awww, Terrell, you're a jewel. I won't comment on your masterpiece in this space. I have instead posted my own tribute to you, albeit nowhere near as eloquent as yours. Enjoy, crack poet. :)