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While I was walking through a meadow, of blooms and sunshine, I stopped to spread my blanket, for a gay picnic at lunchtime. It was very pleasant, and I had brought many good things to eat. Afterwards I took a refreshing nap, in the cozy summer suite! Upon awaking I walked some more, and then chose to take a swim, And on the way I whistled, happy as a birdie singing on a limb! When I reached the creek, I stripped down to my green swimsuit, And I approached the cliff, and dove in with an elated hoot! And felt a jarring blow to the head, as I had fallen from my bed! There was now only pain, for my sweet dream had suddenly fled. With my nighttime shattered, I resolved to have some breakfast, For when the past is surely gone, it's look to the future we must! Yet I realized then that my vision, had become somewhat blurry, But it slowly cleared up, so I assumed there was no need to worry. Then I had a strange premonition, that things were about to change, Like springtime's warm breezes, affirm nature will soon rearrange! Because it was the weekend, I needed to shop for more groceries, I was out of milk and bread, and I wanted to get some more cookies. So, after a light breakfast, I headed for the local supermarket, Attired in a light blue dress, and wearing a floppy hat scarlet. And soaking up the joyfulness of summer, I hummed a popular tune, Like the gaiety of the gold sun, at it's prime time of high noon! Then I stopped to admire a trilling cardinal, in a tall oak tree, But was quite shocked to discover, the action occurred behind me! I had never once turned myself around, so how could I have seen, This summertime crooner, rhapsodizing on his tree limb so green? Although it's true that any sound, can travel on a warm breeze, How can it be possible, to have keen sight that is 360 degrees? It was as if some part of my vision, was occurring in my mind, A newly acquired power of telepathy, that I was surprised to find. I saw the people walking behind me, and also those on either side, And the birds, blue skies, and aircraft way above me, besides! At the market I didn't have, the usual need to search for items, Like the sudden development that dispels, need for usual customs. I was able to sense what lay, in the ranges beyond normal vision, A universe that up until now, had remained persistently hidden. I was happy my shopping was all done, in a third of the usual time, Like the joy of an early summer flower, blooming in the springtime! The walk back to my house, was just as interesting and as scenic, I enjoyed the extra colors and sights, though they defied logic. In the exhilarating days that followed, I retained my new power, As the scent of the bloom remains the same, after a summer shower! I came to a decision, to put my new endowment to a benevolent use. By joining the Police Force, perhaps I could help violence reduce. My very first day on the job, I prevented a great deal of crime, By seeing the criminals approaching, and nabbing them just in time! I thought of myself as a superhero, yet none knew of my superpower, I could work better without distractions, or hard queries to answer. I shone as a police officer, with much crime solving to my credit, And it was the dream of this one officer, to make everyone legit! Sometimes upon a clear and starry night, with boredom I would cope, By observing the stars, galaxies, and planets, without a telescope! I also became an observer of the wild, and discovered new species, As there is always newness in nature, on earth, in skies or seas! I eventually left the police department, to become a successful spy, And traveled all around this world, always employing my 'private eye.' I uncovered many conspiracies, and some of them were quite serious, Which, of course, made the conspirators more than a little furious. Like the fury of blue skies, after a gold sun has just departed; So that following a stormy tantrum, he returns to where he started! I am retired now, following a lifetime of satisfying public service, And I have several passionate hobbies, that are far less dangerous. Astronomy is one of them, and I've discovered new planets and stars; And with my love of travel, I've seen much of this world of ours. I am so grateful when I think back, that in my youth I saw the light, And decided to serve humanity, with my rare gift of enhanced sight!

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Date: 7/9/2020 10:09:00 PM
Congrats on having your poem featured on the Poetry Soup Home Page this week. It should be featured first in my opinion, so people can read something really good, but... Oh, well... One day, when I'm editor! Take care, Gershon
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 7/9/2020 10:42:00 PM
I'm looking forward to that day, Gershon. :0 I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for telling me so.
Date: 5/11/2020 8:14:00 AM
Wow, don't know what to say, this couple is sure epic, Evelyn, brilliantly written, great imagery, executing in a way that blows the mind, I see the second part to this epic couplet, get the young'uns to draw the pictures to each couplet per page and get it all in a book, thoughly enjoyed it all the way . . . ; )
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Date: 5/11/2020 12:59:00 PM
Thank you so much for your warm thoughts. It is thrilling to know that you could see this couplet illustrated in a book. You've quite made my day! That is something to think about. Have a great day, my friend. :)
Date: 5/5/2020 8:39:00 PM
Well told and such an embraceable poem that I leave your pages poem sated and uplifted from my insides out! Girl, you've got 'it'. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Date: 5/5/2020 9:09:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely compliment. I am so glad that this poem was enjoyable for you. Meeting you has been a real pleasure. hugs
Date: 5/4/2020 8:01:00 AM
Wow! You brought us on a wild ride! Love this! Well done, Evelyn!
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Date: 5/4/2020 12:17:00 PM
I am glad the ride gave you a thrill. Thank you, Kim. :=)
Date: 5/4/2020 7:02:00 AM
This is the best journey I have been on all month Evelyn! Wow! Great job!
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Date: 5/4/2020 12:18:00 PM
I am happy that you took the journey with me, Caren. Thank you. :=)
Date: 5/3/2020 8:50:00 PM
AMAZING! UTTERLY AMAZING! Bravo! Cheers, Gershon
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Date: 5/3/2020 9:47:00 PM
That makes me feel utterly fantastic! Thank you, my friend.
Date: 5/3/2020 5:16:00 PM
This is excellent Evelyn. Loved the story with great imagery and the feel was so happy and peaceful. Good job. God Bless, JB
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Date: 5/3/2020 9:51:00 PM
Thank you, Judy. It's such a joy to write for an appreciative reader. God bless. :=)
Date: 5/3/2020 12:21:00 PM
Evelyn, what a great story in couplet! It really flows from stanza to stanza with your vibrant imagery and colors "blue skies" and "gold sun." I would miss colors in your poems if not included! Be blessed dear friend.
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Date: 5/3/2020 5:15:00 PM
I am so happy that you found my latest story enjoyable, Sam. I love colors, so they will definitely remain. Thank you for a very nice comment, my friend. Blessings.
Date: 5/3/2020 2:43:00 AM
This is a masterpiece! Thank you for sharing your journeys. It made me think back, too on how I lived my life way back then. Wonderful couplets.
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Date: 5/3/2020 11:05:00 AM
Thank you for your lovely thoughts and inspiration, JCB. My very best wishes.