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(1953 june / Glasgow Scotland.)

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Back up the Hill

As I walked down to the river today
I met a man with no legs in a chair
we spoke about life and he stood tall in a way
as I walked down to the river

As I walked on I met a blind girl
who gave me directions just over the hill
for someone like me who was lost she could see
as I walked on to the river

Down by the banks I met a small child
whose mother and father had recently died
and he splashed around with a heartful of life
down by the banks of the river

As I looked in the river I saw a young man
a reflection of me if you understand
who thought he would end it as he coudn't cope
as I looked into the river

Considering the people I met on the way
they didn't give up I heard myself say
and though I believed that I'd been through the mill
I laughed at the river, and walked back up the hill.

Submitted: Monday, March 06, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, May 10, 2006


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  • Linda Ori (4/8/2006 10:35:00 AM)

    Glad you had your eyes opened to the person that you are. We are stronger than we think, and tho' we think we will die if this or that doesn't happen, we are still here, proving that strength. You address some powerful emotions in your poems - wonderful insight!
    Linda

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  • Duncan Wyllie (4/2/2006 7:35:00 PM)

    And there you are shining in all your poetic brilliance at the top of the hill.Amazing!
    If this was a drink I'd have plenty in stock.Love Duncan

  • Chuck Audette (3/13/2006 9:09:00 PM)

    Another great poem, beautiful form and gently presented truth. -chuck

  • Patricia Gale (3/6/2006 4:49:00 PM)

    Great mind Charles. To see life through your writing. Lovely

    Patricia

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