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Hidden Journey
by A. Keith Barton

Sunday, April 10, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Air currents lift me high
Offer solace without a sigh
Take me places I cannot see
Yet experienced, an epiphany
I become a leaf carried quietly
Over mountainous peaks and lush valleys

Panoramic splendor surrounds my soul
Betwixt dark clouds and kaleidoscopic rainbow
A wind tunnel shoots me down
Until I hover above the ground
A gentle breeze catches my wing
Warmer winds now signal spring

A floral palate becomes my canvas
Beauty abounds and invigorates my senses
A temporary respite upon pink azaleas
Brings forth the spring in all her regalia
Rested now I take off again
For another drink of tonic and gin

My stupor propels me into another flight
Where reds and oranges are dulled by night
A leaf no more Iím shackled to the ground
Where dust and termites continually abound
My senses dulled by alcohol
The wind disappears before my fall

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/12/2005
a very haunting write.
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 4/11/2005
Hmmm--it seemed so freeing and nice while it lasted. Loved this piece.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/10/2005
powerful imagery exploring the secret travails of an alcohol-induced mind ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/10/2005
Superb poetry! The last stanza brings home
what sorrow alcohol abuse can cause.

Eileen



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