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Read Poems by daver austin

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Once a child…
The thought elicits a slight    warm smile
And I sit   falling back   for a while

Metamorphosis is gradual
Yet    when clearing is realized -
      what a strange revelization of self
With easy   ignorant    aspirations –
That so small  self
Being molded       shaped

Recognition is quick…   but  
Content?...    Happy? …   Angry?...    Sad?
What makes me tick?

Mainly    well at least partially
It must be expectations,,,   expectations?

And all the developed conflicts surface
Flood my imagination…    imagination?
Oh   I was a dreamer
A prestidigitator 
Of scenarios

With no thought of reality
(Reality contains an element of hope
Hope is universal) (Everyone knows that)

Coming – to
I shake my head
A head filled with chaos
I was a happy child
Now thanking God
For childhood innocence

Dave Austin


Copyright © daver austin | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 4/2/2017 11:01:00 AM

    Very nice ink
  1. Date: 4/1/2017 6:46:00 PM

    I am most happy for imagination, for with the imaginative mind anything is possible. I enjoyed the rendezvous with Time Daver. Children really are the joy of this world. 7 ; )
  1. Date: 4/1/2017 10:33:00 AM

    LOVE this one, Daver. The ending is perfectly charming! I thank God for the innocence I once had too!!