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THE FRAME

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THE FRAME

THE FRAME

Walking along a mountain trail
We came upon this simple frame
So scant and weathered leaning
Logs peeled and frail

An old canteen
Side a dry creek
Some empty cans
Held pork and beans

Just rocks and sticks
The small clearing
Had been ravaged
By nature’s licks

We stood a spell
Imagining 
(cabin complete)
(retreat - to dwell)

In days long gone
What was the change
Death or taxes?
Then we moved on





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  1. Date: 5/28/2013 11:04:00 AM
    I like this thought provoking write Linda

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:25:00 AM
    Dave, I find this poem so sadly beautiful, you write with great emotion, well done and thanks for visiting my poetry, constance

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 11:05:00 AM
    death or taxes. yep, I bet it was one of those. I really like this. It seems like a form of poetry other than free verse, the way it moves from long stanza to shorter ones.

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:27:00 AM
    A pensive piece to ponder Dave. I enjoyed the idea of visualizing the cabin and the quiet. Mahalo

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:55:00 PM
    One wonders when finding a scene such as this....:-)

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:44:00 PM
    No change from either Daver I suppose, sending you soup mail in a minute..'

  1. Date: 5/1/2013 12:58:00 PM
    Lovely descriptive-- felt in the moment of your words. Well done.