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Round the campfire

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Round the campfire

Round the campfire.

The flames they reached up to the stars
On a soft, black, velvet night.
Where a group of friends are gathered round
This shadowed phantom light.
They each felt music start to flow
In the mystic magic of fires glow.

A gentle tune became alive
As the blues harp moaned and trilled
A lad gives out his soul in song
His heart with joy, brim filled
As the essence of the evening breeze
Brings spirit back to life
A man, he strums an old guitar
And everything feels right.

A dozen voices start to sing
A tender melody.
I take a sip on a can of beer
And lord, my soul feels free.
All burdens lifted from my shoulders
I lose myself in song
“Oh we shall not be moved” I sing
And the song goes on and on.

Then it’s everyone together
There are no strangers here.
For music bonds our souls together
And takes away our fears.
And me I sing like a man possessed.
As that fire does my soul caress.

April 26 2004.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2013 1:06:00 AM
    I really enjoyed reading this wonderful poem, Peter.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/11/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Bindu...peter
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 7:32:00 PM
    This brought back some good memories of summertime for me! Because we love to sit around the campfire with the music going, and just enjoy some time with our relatives and friends. I really enjoyed reading your poem tonight! Wonderful work, Peter!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/10/2013 11:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly as always your comments are worth a lot to me....Peter
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:58:00 AM
    A nice campfire, western ballad. You are in your element, with steadily portraying the world of nature in well written verse. 7 G.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/9/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Giorgio. I really love to be surrounded by natures beauty. I appreciate you kind words...peter
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 7:26:00 AM
    beautiful! i could visualize this so clearly and loved the image of you singing away! great poem, peter (it's good to hold on to those older poems, sometimes...)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/9/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene, I think I used to write so much better in the older days, but these poems have all been edited, as my meter was right off in those days. I enjoy your kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 12:23:00 AM
    Peter, I remember times like this, particularly when I was a counselor at a YMCA camp during the summer after my high school senior year. Nice memories, which you awakened. Nice rhyme and structure here. I don't think I'd even attempt it.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/9/2013 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Mark, somehow I can look at your photo and pick you out as a counselor.I bet you are a very good one too. I appreciate your kind comments....Peter
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 8:32:00 PM
    Many many many times have I sat around a fire just described by you so well...there is something so wonderful about it...awesome peter...and hello to your wife..what is her name by the way..I'd like to know if it's OK...so I can say hi...if she reads....:-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 12/9/2013 3:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Donna for your usual very kind comments. My lady's name is Vera. She doesn't write but she likes to see how my poems are going....peter