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Hope Stick

I drop a stick down from the bridge Into the waters far below It carries my hopes with it To see how far my stick will go I am hoping it will travel far And bounce upon the eddies Missing all those obstacles Going straight and fast and steady I hope the bends to navigate In the middle of the flow To get caught by vegetation Means there’s nowhere left to go My stick has now bobbed out of sight In the sunlight’s bright reflection I hope to see it soon again Still going in the right direction Not all my hopes on this stick rest Because that would be silly I have another in my hand To throw into the Swilly ( Swilly is a river in Donegal Ireland )

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 4/26/2014 6:32:00 AM
I love this one so much, I keep returning here to read it again and again. Hope all is well Andy !
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Jerry T Curtis
Date: 4/27/2014 9:41:00 PM
It's good to hear from you and that you are well, Don't worry about writing anew, I will continue to read this one until the stick becomes hopeless, God Bless JTC
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Robert Andrew Lyle
Date: 4/27/2014 11:28:00 AM
Thank you Jerry for popping by again. All is as well as it can be.Computer is playing up so waiting to get that sorted with my poetry files transferred to external drive. have not written a thing since father in law and my best friend Ricky passed away. It will come in eventually. Sorry I have not posted anything for a while. Your friend Andy
Date: 4/5/2014 7:10:00 AM
Maybe we could collaborate on " Hope Rock " It has to be easier than "Hope Stick" shorter too, By nature, rocks don't provide much hope----but friends do---don't be a stranger Andy
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Robert Andrew Lyle
Date: 4/9/2014 1:52:00 PM
Thank you Jerry can't beat a stick of seaside rock. Had to upgrade from XP as microsoft is no longer providing updates so been extracting and replacing files on to windows 7. have not been avoiding you my friend. Hope all is good with you. Regards Andy
Date: 4/2/2014 2:11:00 PM
The rock went down to the river bed strange it did not float I said I'll just pop home and grab some wine that should make it float just fine. And perhaps a wedge of cheese A biscuit or some bread Would make the rock, float with ease Right off that river bed Remember Andy you started it, Ha ! Lewis Carol move over !
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Robert Andrew Lyle
Date: 4/6/2014 2:54:00 PM
Thank you Jerry, sorry about the delay. Things are starting to level off just waiting on a burial date for my friend Ricky. Thank you for your support . Your friend Andy
Date: 4/2/2014 6:00:00 AM
Sorry for your losses Andy
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Robert Andrew Lyle
Date: 4/2/2014 6:17:00 AM
Thank you Jerry for your kind words. You have felt much pain yourself. Thank you for popping by. here is a start.... the rock went down to the river bed strange it did not float I said I'll just pop home and grab some wine that should make it float just fine. Thank you Jerry will post again but its a struggle
Date: 4/2/2014 5:58:00 AM
I knew I was doing something wrong---I was using a rock---and that only traveled one way----down, not leaving me much to write about . Haha I simply love your poetry.
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Date: 4/1/2014 8:18:00 PM
Hi Robert, that is a lovely well rhymed poem, reminds me of when I were a child we had a channel at the back of our house and I always used to drop sticks in and follow them as far as I could go, I am sure Peter would love that.......Vera...............
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Vera Duggan
Date: 4/2/2014 7:41:00 PM
So sorry about your father in law Robert , I will pass on your regards to Peter, he should be home tomorrow, you take care and keep writing..........Vera..........
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Robert Andrew Lyle
Date: 4/2/2014 3:12:00 AM
Thank you Vera pass my regards to Peter. Sorry I have not been on very much my Father in Law died last Wednesday and my best friend died on Sunday so struggling a bit at the moment. Thank you Vera for popping by give Peter a big hug from me. Take care and God Bless you both Andy