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California
by Leigh Binder

Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A poem about coming home after being gone far too long.

California 

 

The Road 
Saddens me today
It never has before

Life is nothing more
Than moments

Of sadness or euphoria

Summer/Highland Falls
The best song
Billy Joel ever wrote

I hear those words right now
My coffee hot
My cigarette lit

The white lines
To California
My home

I should feel joy 
It’s been far too long
My California

Forget the politics
Hardships
Controversy
Misconceptions

Of those 
Who have no clue

Somewhere 
On the coast
Find a beach with a shower
A job with some hope

A sun that feels good
Upon my face

But I’m not joyful
Only tired
Perhaps I’m coming home
Only to die

Or to lay down
And feel the sand 
Between my toes

A silent moment
When the soul
Whispers

Thank you


 

 

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Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/4/2009
Leigh,

California, a wonderful place with its many beaches. But so sad with all its natural woes and man made ones. It seems as though you love it, and would like to forget all the negative. Well written.

Mary
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 3/4/2009
Leigh, you take me with you on your journey home.
There is a lot of me in this poem, this yearning
to lie down and feel the sand between my toes, the
sounds of the shore, the pull of the sea. Thanks. -gene.



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