David Harris

Rookie - 910 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Chasing Rainbows


Chasing rainbows
That should have followed the rain
Chasing old loves
‘cause no new loves came
Chasing old dreams
For no new dreams came along
Writing old love letters
‘cause there are no new words to be found
Oh, I am just a fool
Who will never learn
Deep in my heart
A spark continues to burn
Urging me always onward
To the no where end
Where I’ll be forgotten
By foe and friend

Submitted: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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  • Rookie - 2 Points Shelley L Baxter-Stanley (4/17/2007 6:08:00 PM)

    This is such a great poem filled with profound thoughts! I mean how true is it that if we keep doing the same thing we can not expect to get something different...yet we continue on the same path over and over even when we know we are not happy where it leads! ?
    Great title and imagery..a very well writen piece by a very intelligent and talented poet.
    Have a Great day and thanx 4 sharing.
    =Shelley= (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lisa Wilkinson (3/30/2007 4:08:00 AM)

    A warm message sent through poetry. Thanks for sharing David. I gave you a ten. I have rainbow poems too. Im a rainbowholic! Will be back.Lisa (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (3/19/2007 1:34:00 PM)

    And yet, you seem to be found in some way through your expressive lines
    Brillliant expressive writing from you again David
    All the best
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amber Luce (2/28/2007 12:46:00 PM)

    ey david! i dont know about you..but I definently chase rainbows lol. Another great poem. I give this one a 9.8 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pam Thomas (2/25/2007 2:51:00 PM)

    David I love this poem. I think I've been chasing rainbows all my life. I love to read you poems because they touch my heart everytime. Thanks for sharing them
    Hugs Pam (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (2/25/2007 11:05:00 AM)

    To the nowhere end, now that could spark me with lots of thoughts. I suppose most of chase rainbows. Lovely poem David nice lines. Bob (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Linda Ori (2/24/2007 11:37:00 PM)

    It's easy to dwell in the old days when the present is unfulfilling. But as long as you keep moving forward, that's also part of the journey, and I doubt that you will 'arrive' forgotten. Every life you touch along the way is changed by that moment in some way. Nice piece of work, David - I know the feeling.
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (2/24/2007 5:29:00 PM)

    An intensely appealing piece - for its honesty, its whimsy and its pleasing structure. I'm glad the spark of passion continues to burn in your soul and I love your particular brand of gentle humour too. Lovely poem. Warmly, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Not a member No 4 (2/24/2007 2:40:00 PM)

    Just because, on balance we fancy the idea of being on the hamster wheel a little more than we do the reality of being off it, is my explanation! Why are you writing my story by the way? ? I feel at home in this one. I'd rather I didn't, but that's the way it is. Some universal truths captured here I suspect David. A very fine poem sir. jim (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,468 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (2/24/2007 2:39:00 PM)

    Very fine craftwork, David...I HAVE FOUND, IN MY OWN PRIVATE WORLD, THAT WHETHER OR NOT TERES ALWAYS ANEW LOVE TO REPLACE AN OLD LOVE, CAN BE QUELLED IF YOU HAVE YOUR DREAMS & IMAGES & IF YOU HAVE BEEN GIFTED TO BE ONE OF THSE FEW WHO CAN WRITE ABOUT IT &RELEASE THAT VOID TIL LOVE COMES ONCE AGAIN.YOU HAVE THAT GIFT, MY NFRIEND...EMBELLISH IN IT!

    F. j. R. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alicia Patti (2/24/2007 11:52:00 AM)

    I just llve this, David:

    'To the no where end
    Where I’ll be forgotten'

    Especially your 'no where end'

    Good feeling here. Keep up the good work.

    alicia (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (2/22/2007 5:39:00 PM)

    Oh, this is a pessimistic one, David! Sounds like the writer just wants to curl up and die! I'm sure this isn't happening to you..... but it's cleverly written.

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (2/22/2007 6:09:00 AM)

    Chasing our dreams, even old ones... i know i chase mine everyday, life is sweeter that way... i loved this poem david...10 (Report) Reply

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