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Vagabond
by Mariah K Rowse
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For Uncle Tommy...

Vagabond with the twined ponytail.
He never felt like he really belonged anywhere.
Place just didn't feel right enough to stay...
For the Vagabond,
Happiness was found on the end of a paintbrush,
Or in the strings of an old guitar.

Travelling from city to city.
Vanishing from view to those who loved him most.
But no measure of time or space can wipe away the past or the memories that surround him.

To us, that's where the Vagabond is kept alive.
That is where he is safe.
Even from himself...

Vagabond, where are you going now?
What is your next move?
You keep us wondering, like you.

Are you drifting away?
Or just going home...

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Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 9/9/2004
being a vagabond is a good sign of not becoming stagnant
Very nice poem
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/9/2004
Mariah,
Some never find themselves and are born to wander but that doesn't make them less special in our hearts.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/9/2004
this really captures something of his character, personality, appearance. very nice. love the last two lines!
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