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Crystal stream, could I pour unpolluted,
Filtered through aged rock and cloying clay.
Yet still remain pure and undiluted,
Dance and leap each obstacle in my way?

Take the heat from each Halcyon ember'd,
Oft remembered dream of eternal youth,
So to light the path so dearly tendered,
In search of the grail that is my own truth,

Along that path lay the remains of me,
Detached and swirling in waters muddied,
By land slid layers seeking clarity,
Revealing mourned treasures long since buried,

A lifetime flowing among rocks and stones,
Percolated through this flesh and these bones.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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I am trying to condense experience.

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  • Diane Hine (10/23/2013 6:21:00 AM)

    A mountain stream is pretty but that same stream has gathered strength and character along the way - perfect analogy.

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  • Dave Walker (10/3/2013 5:41:00 PM)

    A really fantastic poem, our path is a pure one, only tainted by the bad people of the world,
    once we filter them away then we can carry on with a pure and true journey.

  • Valerie Dohren (10/3/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    A great sonnet Anthony - love the content, very deep and thought provoking.

  • Valsa George (10/3/2013 10:43:00 AM)

    The stream of life, though muddied and swirling sifted through flesh and bones, flows as steady current, seeking truth and treasures hidden. This highly rhyming write is beautiful and profound alike! ! Enjoyed! !

  • Danny Draper (10/3/2013 6:01:00 AM)

    This is a good write and condensed emotions done well, no surpurfluous, just meat and bones. Great stuff.

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