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FREEDOM AND I

FREEDOM AND I

I ran with the dogs back in 69, 
For I had no place to go. 
In 70 followed a trend for a while
And worshiped the falling snow. 
Tried to keep warm in the south for a spell
And fell on some real hard times. 
In 74 expanded my soul, 
Looking for reasons and rhymes.

I traveled the roads that a drifter knows best, 
Searching for life and that's all.
The wind knew the name of adventurous souls,
I'd chase after her when she called.
Reached for the stars with the hope of a child,
Sometimes I'd touch them I swear.
If I heard of a place where dreams do come true, 
I'd pack up my things and be there.

It was life from the start, that never will change.
Though I look at it now in new ways.
If I wander at all, it's here in my mind,
Where now and beyond blend with yesterdays.
And so many stars are faded and gone,
But my pockets are filled with their dust.
Yes freedom and I, we're still quite a pair.
With perspective a vagabond learns to adjust.

Copyright © Robert Nehls | Year Posted 2019

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