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Author's Notes:  This is an introspective work that I put together in an attempt to capture what many of us (or at least some of us) might see, sense or feel when we look out from a "Window."  I know that it is fairly common for most people to gaze outside from or through a window or picture window and sometimes be mentally transported to another reality via "daydreaming."  The moral here for me is:  "The more intensely one may "daydream" by looking out from a window, the more real or seemingly real this experience or introspection may appear to be."  Anyway, this is my view and my take on this theme.  I hope it stimulates some further thoughts from our PoetrySoup community.  (Gary Bateman - September 26, 2014)   

I look at the sky
from my window;

I observe people
from my window;

I feel raindrops
from my window; 

I sense loneliness
from my window;

I think deeply gazing
from my window;

I cherish love
from my window;

I ponder eternity
from my window;

I sense the struggle of God and Lucifer
from my window;

I cry
from my window;

I yell
from my window;

I evoke emotion and rage 
from my window;

I am joyful and sad
from my window;

And — I see my soul
from my window.
	

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
September 26, 2014

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Date: 8/30/2015 7:54:00 PM
Brilliant, Gary...this is such a beautiful piece! A 7 and a fav! It is interesting experiencing the different depths of thought, through the window, starting with more simple and physical, to deeper and more spiritual.... very intriguing work! Always, Laura
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/31/2015 12:34:00 PM
Hello Laura!! I see you're going back to some of my first posts. Bravo!! I like the spiritual and metaphysical themes very much, among many others. Sometimes, it's the simple writes that jump out at the reader and provide some intellectual heft that gets lost in the more complex writes. Glad you enjoyed this earlier poem. You'll see it again in my book. Cheers and Best, Gary
Date: 9/28/2014 3:04:00 AM
May your window last long and you keep viewing things and capturing them in your words.....As always a beautiful piece from your window.. malik
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/28/2014 5:28:00 PM
Thanks so much my good friend Malik. I appreciate your thoughts very much. Cheers my friend . . . Gary
Date: 9/27/2014 4:24:00 PM
Our eyes are our personal windows... from the 'inside' we see, feel, sense, etc everything in the outside... but no other eyes can look back into our 'windows' to see what we really are... great poem, Gary
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Date: 9/27/2014 8:14:00 PM
Hi Terry . . . Thanks for your note here!! You captured the essence of this metaphor entirely. We can, of course, share information with others from our "personal windows," but each one of us does indeed have his or her own personal window(s) to peer through. Talk to you soon. Best!! Gary
Date: 9/27/2014 1:01:00 PM
really love how you drew this piece
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/27/2014 8:10:00 PM
Thanks so much Liam my good friend!! It was fun writing it and it is always a pleasure hearing from you too!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 9/27/2014 7:18:00 AM
Das ist die varhcheit lieber , Gary! No one can ever experience anything BUT through his window, for that reason we reach different conclusions on the same subject. However some windows are more transparent than others. Very thought provoking! Wunderbar!
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Date: 9/27/2014 12:17:00 PM
Demetrios Mein Guter Fruend!! Dein Kommentar hat mich sehr gefreut!! A very thought provoking observation on your part. The window metaphor is an individual thing which is what I meant anyway. Some windows are more transparent than others for sure. I will have more of these to share with you in the future. I must check out you latest poems!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 9/26/2014 3:23:00 PM
Yes, and these are probably also the reasons we have windows........... Very well composed poem, I like the repetitive style you use. It's almost like a chant.
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Date: 9/26/2014 4:53:00 PM
Gry, Thanks for your note and your comments. It's nice to vary our poetic approaches sometimes depending on the theme. I will check your works out as well. All the Best, Gary
Date: 9/26/2014 12:43:00 PM
touching the senses with your sensitive piece, gary.. hugggs
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Date: 9/26/2014 3:58:00 PM
Thanks Nette!! I figured I've been writing enough "dark pieces" for a while. Time to change course and move in another theme direction. Have a super weekend!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 9/26/2014 11:11:00 AM
Gary, this is such a deep philosophical piece that I love! Excellent in its simplicity and beauty. Have a wonderful weekend! Pandita
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Date: 9/26/2014 3:55:00 PM
Pandita, I am quite pleased that you liked this particular poem. Sometimes simplicity with some deeper philosophy is easier to digest than the more complicated works where the theme gets lost. I'm glad my message here was very clear. You have a great weekend too!! Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 9/26/2014 11:10:00 AM
it makes me very sad for those who don't have windows, or those who don't look out them. A very introspective write and one Im going to fav. BGr
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Gary Bateman
Date: 9/26/2014 3:45:00 PM
Barbara -- I agree, having these windows to gaze out of is both individually and collectively important for all of us. Those of us who are writers and artists need these interludes at times to ponder deep meanings and concepts. Glad you liked the write and thanks for making it a FAV!! Best Wishes!! Gary
Date: 9/26/2014 10:19:00 AM
This is a very clever write. I like it.
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Date: 9/26/2014 10:27:00 AM
Maurice . . . Thanks much!! I always look forward to hearing from you. Best Wishes, Gary