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The Bucket List

The Bucket List

Things considering before the pail is fully on empty 

He ponders through travel brochures in his mind

Engages embraces envelopes the mantle of peace


Bungee jump Taj Mahal and Guernica safe in the bag

Umbilical chord from toxic relations dismembered

Cairo Grand Canyon Provence Blue Mosque rearranged

Kai is happy with memories battles poetry to be told

Enlightened he may not become darkness holds beauty

To halt pause and live in the moment requires no list


Leaving the strife for perfection behind one step at

Invaluable steps just for now and forever in cautious

Search for impermanence he wishes for soul to prevail

To make love on Kilimanjaro but the mountain is here

12th February 2017


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Date: 2/13/2017 11:29:00 AM
How I love this write, Kai. I have a bucket list too and, aside from visiting Europe, only outdoor skydiving remains. Already did the indoor type and it was fun. Living life to its fullest is highlighted throughout the poem. (Maybe you'll take me with you on some of your travels. LOL) I especially love the line, "Umbilical chord from toxic relations dismembered." That's the hardest thing on the bucket list. Andrea and Sara will tell you I talk about my bucket list all the time. Awesome!
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 2/14/2017 1:43:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn. Skydiving is awesome, I did 13 jumps. Thought that was my lucky number and stopped then. Many wishes, Kai
Date: 2/12/2017 11:16:00 PM
I'll join you in the bungee jump Kai...first, let me loose a few lbs lol...great bucket my friend...god bless...^WW^
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 2/13/2017 1:42:00 AM
The pounds will give you extra bounce. Thanks Winged Warrior, Kai
Date: 2/12/2017 6:19:00 AM
What a great bucket list you have, Kai!! well written acrostic:)
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 2/12/2017 8:05:00 AM
Thank you Jo. I am starting to like acrostics now. And I recently saw Guernica in Madrid. And being chaotic at times, I stumbled into it by accident. It taught me lots and mostly that the bucket list is an ocean and the ocean is in and around me. Many wishes, Kai