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The Perfect Way Home

It's winter's evening, I am driving home.  The bare trees whisper my vulnerability like a secret to the sky.  I've come again to an all too familiar crossroads; the one of dreams and fear.  I stop at the traffic light waiting but I am lost within a cold ocean of myself.  Overhead on the telephone wires, a flock of blackbirds have gathered.  The electric current keeps their toes snug and warm as they chatter; eavesdropping on my thoughts.  I wonder why the birds have chosen this particular place with all its confusion?  Perhaps they are my muse, my witnesses and they wait for a change in the signal too.  With a slight ripple in the wind and the light, their wings lift up in unison and I am lifted too.  I have no need to tarry; I turn towards the fading sun.  My heart is carried by a light haven.  Inhaling a deep breath of me, I pass a billboard that tells me to have courage.  

Copyright © Karen Dominick | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 5/13/2016 10:56:00 PM

    KAREN, Fantastic writing, glad to read your poem tonight. Forever ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 5/12/2016 9:47:00 AM

    Karen, creative and well done. Thank you for sharing. **SKAT**
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:50:00 AM

    Hi Karen,. Nice phenomenological write.. ken
  1. Date: 8/21/2013 4:59:00 AM

    Excellent ! I like the message conveyed in this poem. Like the symbolic expression and imagery used in this poem fantastic use of imagery here. Check out my poetry page.
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:04:00 PM

    Karen, I'm seeing this one on the featured list again.. wow... congratulations on having your poem Featured this past week. It was nice reading your poem tonight. Goodnight~ Linda
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:29:00 PM

    This is fantastic! I had no trouble reading it and understand everything. Sometimes in poems they're hard to understand, but this poem here was just beautiful! I favored this! Great job!
  1. Date: 5/28/2013 9:48:00 AM

    Birds symbolizing life. I guess that's what you'd call the inspiration. And blackbirds? They scold real fine. Congrats on the selection. daver
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:09:00 AM

    Karen, many blessings on your featured poem this passed week. Have yourself a new and awesome week.:-) Always & Forever * LINDA
  1. Date: 11/24/2012 2:50:00 PM

    Everyday..sometimes they are just too similiar? Sometimesits comforting and sometimes its not aye? Your form is Narrative. Light & Love
  1. Date: 3/14/2012 8:39:00 AM

    Good morning ;-) karen wisdom from a billboard who would have thought it , thank you for sharing your wonderful poem. Have yourself a good one*always~pd"
  1. Date: 3/13/2012 11:28:00 AM

    Woooow,this is a wery good written poem Karen, enjoy to read it. - oxox love Anne-Lise