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Compose Yourself

Often, I must say to myself, “Compose yourself,” So, I take a book of lovely poems from the shelf When I see chaos and fear surrounding me, And slowly absorbing them, set aside my insecurity. I sit in my old-fashioned goose-necked rocker For some folks, I suppose, it will come as a shocker That I let my thoughts drift to more soothing places, But my fantasy world is full of happy, loving graces. In my fantasy world I can dream at my own pace Sometimes, I fly into farthest realms of space There, my mind can find such comfort and repose, Where I am unreachable, untouchable, I suppose. It will make me so happy if you’ll join me, friend, In that special place with no beginning, no end, Learning to find that place of sweet composure, In which we’ll never ever face abrupt foreclosure.
[extended syllables version]
written January 20, 2022

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Date: 2/5/2022 8:31:00 PM
We may go anywhere, be anything we desire in our daydreams. It is the bud of creation.Beautiful Milton. Blessings xxoo
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 2/5/2022 9:34:00 PM
Thank you, Connie, for reading the extension of my other poem. I couldn't decide which I preferred, so I offered both.
Date: 1/22/2022 10:00:00 AM
I love living in my fantasy land so this made incredible sense to me. "But my fantasy world is full of happy, loving graces. In my fantasy world I can dream at my own pace Sometimes, I fly into farthest realms of space" I really enjoyed this.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/22/2022 10:10:00 AM
Glad you liked it, Caren. It's true for me.
Date: 1/20/2022 6:15:00 PM
Are you talking to me??? LOL. Boy, I sure hope I can find this place of solitude and comfort. My mind is everywhere and my body just can't keep up these days. One day at a time, I am learning to relax. Perhaps I will see you in that wonderful place you have just written about. Thanks for the poem.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/20/2022 6:53:00 PM
You are most welcome, Virginia. Be my guest and try it. A book of poetry, a glass of wine (perhaps) and no one in the house to bug you. Find that happy place!