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The Dream Keeper and Shoes (2 poems from my youth)
May 24, 2014
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The Dream Keeper

 

She flies through the night

While all is asleep

And searches our thoughts

For dreams to keep

 

She gathers them up

And carries them far

To her castle of dreams

Beyond the stars

 

Then one by one

The stars blink their eyes

As she sprinkles them

Throughout morning skies

 

Silent tears

Weep what’s been wept

Opening dreams

That keep what’s been kept

 

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Shoes

 

Old cracked leather

Worn from the weather

A thin shabby hole

With only one hole

 

They’ve been many places

And seen many faces

They’ve climbed many stairs

And stepped everywhere

 

Yet, they’ve the most personality

Ever carried on shoes

‘Cause there they sit on the step

Singing the blues

 

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Craig's posts reminded me that I had saved a couple of pieces from my youth for a potential children's poem collection. Of course, I never wrote much appropriate for kids after I grew up myself. These are nearly 30 years old :).

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May 24, 2014
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Very fun to read Princess.............. The evolution of @tlhopkinson ............ Quite impressive. You began your literary career as a talented youth............. And are now a force to be reckoned with in the literary world.............. A true Iron Princess..........

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May 24, 2014
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Fun to read the old stuff from time to time... these are both unbearably cute in my opinion :). Thanks for the comments KE!

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May 25, 2014
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loved these pieces just up my alley,love all that nostalgia of stars anlaughd dreams great stuff !

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May 25, 2014
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my daughters are my reminders of youth and to have young daughters you have to be youthful too, its not that ive not grown up but i believe needs to find dad bieng funny or to tell me somthing that makes me laugh is important because in a Childs mind they don't want to know about what's going in the west or the east they would rather me talk about captian custard ha ha superhero of pudding sounds mad to you i know but in there own time will know ways of this world .

May 25, 2014
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You can be grown up and still tell a a childrens story

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May 26, 2014
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enjoyed your poems

 

most of my older poems  were more like

rhyming rants

 

never had much time to write was mostly painting

working too many jobs at once

except when I helped nieces and nephews in school

 

when I was trying to put a 'band' together I wrote a lot

had great fun with directing how my songs were done

a few went on to CD and one on local radio I am thankful

never went anywhere but had a ball cause I had the advantage of my bro- who can put music to anything

even rhyming rants :)  

still writing 

writing still 

May 26, 2014
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Most of my old poetry is pretty dark, teenage angst, hippy save the planet type poems, lots of cliche love stuff... but I wrote in such volume that there are some that I still consider decent. Last time I counted I had over 1,000 handwritten poems. At one point I started trying to get them all typed in, I worked on it off an on for years, and then finally realized I wasn't going to do much with them anyway and went back to focusing on new writing. Good thing! Not writing is the worst thing for my spirit.

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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