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I HEAR THE SOUND OF WAVES

SOMETIMES WHEN I HEAR THE TRAFFIC GO BY

I HEAR THE SOUND OF WAVES

IT CAN'T BE THE LAKE NOT REALLY NEARBY

A COUPLE OF MILES AWAY

IT CAN'T BE THE RIVER RIGHT DOWN THE BLOCK

IT ALWAYS SEEMS SILENT BUT PERHAPS NOT

MAYBE SENSING ITS PRESENCE IN SOME WAYS

CONVEYS TO ME THE SOUND OF WAVES

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I LOVE THE SOUND OF WAVES

I GUESS IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE IT COMES FROM

I SEEM TO BE ABLE TO RECALL THEM AT WILL ANYTIME I WANT TO HEAR THEM I CAN HEAR THEM IN MY  HEAD...

WHY DO WAVES

WHY DO WAVES COME IN THEN GO BACK OUT

WHEN THEY REACH THE SHORE

DO THEY FIND IT'S NOT WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR

SO THEY GO  BACK OUT YET TURN AROUND AGAIN AND AGAIN

THINKING MAYBE THEY WILL FIND SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Author's Notes/Comments: 

CAN YOU IMAGINE

CAME AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT LINE TO ADD OR JUST USE FOR THE COMMENT PART HERE...IT WORKS EITHER WAY I GUESS IF IT WERE ADDED OR NOT...I GUESS IF YOU CAN'T IMAGINE THEN  IT MIGHT NOT MAKE MUCH SENSE TO YOU BUT THEN YOU WOULD NOT BE HERE READING POETRY WOULD YOU...

YOUR EARTHLY TRANCE

TOO MANY CHOICES

SO MANY VOICES

WANTING TO BE HEARD

IS THAT SO ABSURD

TRYING TO GET THROUGH

TO MAKE SENSE TO YOU

MESSAGES ARE THERE

IF YOU DARE TO SHARE

JUST BECAUSE YOU CARE

TRY TO BE AWARE

GIVE THEM ALL A CHANCE

TAKE A SECOND GLANCE

KNOWLEDGE MAY ADVANCE

AND IT WILL ENHANCE

YOUR EARTHLY TRANCE

 

 

IF YOU'RE PERCEPTIVE

OF DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE

 IN BETWEEN THE LINES

OF MANY DIFFERENT TIMES

THERE IS SO MUCH TO FIND

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

THIS ORIGINALLY ENDED WITH YOUR EARTHLY TRANCE AND I LIKED THAT BUT THEN THE LAST FIVE LINES CAME ALONG ALMOST AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT SO I SEPARATED THE AFTERTHOUGHT FROM THE ORIGINAL POEM AS AN AFTERTHOUGHT...IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THE AUTHORS COMMENTS SECTION HERE BUT DECIDED TO MAKE IT A TAG ALONG PART OF THE POEM TO BE READ AFTER A PAUSE FROM THE MAIN POEM...THIS STUFF HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN HONESTLY...

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WHISPERS FROM THE PAST

WHISPERS FROM THE PAST

TAKING ME BACK

TO RELIVE THE GOOD OLD DAZE

MAYBE SO MEMORIES  DON'T FADE

SOMETIMES I GET CARRIED AWAY

AND FORGET THAT I'M STILL HERE TODAY

SEEM TO SPEND MORE TIME REMINISCING

THAN ACTUALLY LIVING

IT'S NOT JUST ONE OF THOSE STAGES

BEEN DOING IT FOR AGES

Author's Notes/Comments: 

MAYBE THEY'RE TOO LOUD TO BE WHISPERS CUZ THEY SURE GRAB MY ATTENTION A LOT OR MAYBE IT IS BECAUSE THEY ARE WHISPERS THEY GRAB MY ATTENTION CUZ YOU DO TEND TO LISTEN MORE CAREFULLY TO WHISPERS  DON'T YOU....HMMM...THE LAST FOUR LINES CAME AS I WAS TRANSFERING THE POEM OVER HERE...FIRST TWO AND THEN TWO MORE...I THINK IT'S DONE NOW...

THAT'S WHAT MOVIES ARE FOR

DO YOU EVER JUST

WANNA RUN AWAY

JUST GET TIRED OF

SAME OLD STUFF EVERY DAY

THAT'S WHAT MOVIES ARE FOR

SO MUCH YOU CAN EXPLORE

IN THE COMFORT OF

YOUR OWN LITTLE CAVE

IT'S A SAFE ESCAPE

ANYONE CAN TAKE

ANY TIME OF DAY

YOU CAN DRIFT AWAY

Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST GETTING STARTED TO ESCAPE WITH THELMA AND LOUISE...HAVEN'T GONE ON THAT ADVENTURE IN AWHILE...

THEY GOT THAT BACKWARDS

ELEMENTARY EVIDENCE

IS SCARCELY ASKED FOR

SO MUCH DOESN'T MAKE MUCH SENSE

IT'S PREJUDICE FOR SURE

I SPEAK OF OUR HISTORY

WHERE INDIANS ARE SAVAGES

TO ME IT'S NOT A MYSTERY

HOW THEY GOT THAT BACKWARDS

IT'S DUE TO WHO'S  TELLING THE STORY

WHEN THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER'S

QUITE THE OPPOSITE YOU SEE

THEY STOLE THEIR LAND... A TRAVESTY

IF WE LIVED THEIR NATURAL WAYS

THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE

I'VE ALWAYS FELT AN AFFINITY

FOR THEIR SPIRITUALITY

THEY ARE THE GOOD GUYS YOU SEE

THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN SO CLEAR TO ME

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

BEEN LISTENING TO SOME INTERESTING STUFF ON AUDIBLE ABOUT NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY...I AM IN TUNE WITH THEIR RESPECT FOR  NATURE AND ALL LIVING  CREATURES...TRUE RESPECT FOR THE EARTH AND ANIMALS AND PLANTS AND ALL LIVING BEINGS...NOT ALL THE CORRUPTION WITH THE  REAL SAVAGES IN CHARGE  MAKING OUR WORLD AS TOXIC AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN WITH NO REGARD FOR  LIFE OR NATURAL RESOURCES MAKES ME SAD...EVERYTHING IS TOXIC...AIR,WATER, SOIL,FOOD...THE WRONG PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE AND WE ALL SUFFER FOR IT. WE WOULD BE MUCH BETTER OFF LIVING THE NATIVE AMERICAN WAY...EARTH KEEPERS ARE SO NEEDED. IT JUST SEEMS TO GET WORSE  CUZ NOTHING IS DONE TO STOP THE PSYCHOPATHS POISONING OUR WORLD. IT IS OBVIOUS WHERE THAT PHRASE MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL COMES FROM...GREEDY BASTARDS WITH NO MORAL COMPASS OR CONSCIENCE...PATHETIC.

EFFERVESCENCE

EFFERVESCENCE

JUST ITS PRESENCE

IN THIS INSTANCE

COEXISTENCE

IRIDESCENCE

ITS CONSISTENCE

ITS INSISTENCE

IN THE  ESSENCE

OF INNOCENCE

CONSPICUOUS

RESILIENCE

COINCIDENCE

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

EFFERVESCENCE

WHY SAY MY WAY

WHY SAY

MY WAY

OR THE HIGH WAY

DOES IT MEAN

LEAVE THE SCENE

CHOOSE BETWEEN

AGREEING

OR LEAVING

IS THAT THE MEANING

SUPPOSE

I CHOSE

TO IMPOSE

WHAT I THINK I KNOW

AND I JUST WON'T GO

TIL I TELL YOU SO

DO YOU INTEND

TO JUST PRETEND

NOT TO COMPREHEND

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS THINKING OF USING THE LINE WHAT I THINKI KNOW FOR THE TITLE BUT DECIDED TO GO WITH  WHY SAY MY WAY CUZ I DIDN'T THINK I WOULD REMEMBER IT BY THE OTHER TITLE...IT STILL BOTHERS ME ABOUT TIME UPON A ONCE...I KNOW I CALLED IT SOMETHING ELSE A.K.A. TIME UPON A ONCE CUZ WHATEVER I CALLED IT I THOUGHT I WOULD REMEMBER IT BY TIME UPON A ONCE WHICH IS TRUE...I SHOULD HAVE JUST CHANGED THE TITLE TO TIME UPON A ONCE... AND CAN'T REMEMBER THE PART BEFORE THE A.K.A. I THOUGHT IT WAS ON WAVOME BUT I FOUND THE FLASHDRIVE WITH THAT STUFF AND DID NOT COME ACROSS IT. I KNOW IT WAS ON SOUNDCLOUD AT ONE TIME BUT THINK I DELETED IT TO MAKE ROOM FOR OTHER STUFF...I HAD IT WITH A MUSIC CLIP I DID. IT WAS VERY SHORT AND I NEVER POST IT AS A STAND ALONE POEM...I ONLY REMEMBER TIME UPON A ONCE DYSLEXICALLY INCLINED.....THE POSSIBLY MAGICALLY GRUNTS OR SOMETHING SIMILAR BUT BLANK OUT ON THE REST...DRIVES ME NUTS...SO WHY SAY MY WAY INSTEAD OF WHAT I THINK I KNOW...

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WITH AN OPEN MIND

INTERESTING HOW MANY THINGS YOU FIND

WHEN YOU'RE  THINKING  WITH AN OPEN MIND

DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW

START TO COME TO YOU

NOT QUITE SURE WHAT'S TRUE

CERTAINTY CERTAINLY LEFT BEHIND

Author's Notes/Comments: 

OFTEN THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT SOMETHING THE LESS YOU REALLY KNOW FOR SURE IF YOU SEE IT IN DIFFERRENT WAYS...WHOSE TO SAY WHICH WAY IS TRUE OR HOW TO FIGURE THAT OUT WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY TRUTHS...INTERESTING... JUST GOT DONE WATCHING TWELVE ANGRY MEN WHICH I HADN'T SEEN IN AGES BUT REMEMBERED I LIKED IT AND WANTED TO SEE IT AGAIN. IT WAS INCLUDED WITH  PRIME VIDEO...WATCHING THAT AND  HOW THE LONGER THEY THOUGHT ABOUT SOMETHING THE MORE POINTS OF VIEW ABOUT IT SURFACED...AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE NOTICED DIFFERENT THINGS...SO TRUTH IS REALLY BASED ON POINT OF VIEW...NOT JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS BUT THINKING ABOUT IT AWHILE WITH AN OPEN MIND CAN BRING AMAZING INSIGHTS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED OTHERWISE.