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No place to feel free....
by Karen Palumbo
Monday, June 07, 2010
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       No place to feel free.....

Time to get away, take some time out,
traveling far, traveling wide.
Yet, it does not seem to matter where,
there is no place to feel free inside.

No place to feel free.....

High into the majestic mountains,
inhaling the fragrance of flowers and trees.
Little brown bag with sunflower seeds,
leaving a trail for birds and bees.

No place to feel free.....

Setting up a tent with hanging lanterns,
gathering wood, twigs for a crackling fire.
Assorted wrapped cheese, crackers and chips,
water, juice, soon the body begins to tire.

No place to feel free.....

Early morning, faint sounds in the distance,
as deer huddle and squirrels prance.
Birds of all color hover high on tree branches,
while rabbit's scurry performing an ancient dance.

No place to feel free.....

Small crystal raindrops decorate the tent,
in a multitude of designs slowly coming down.
Multi-color robust leaves of green shades,
plush soft soil in shades of black and brown.

No place to feel free.....

Still longing for a place to feel free inside,
perhaps walking on rocks by the seashore.
Standing as one, on the edge of eternity,
listening to seagulls, begging for so much more.

No place to feel free.....

Inhaling the rejuvenating fresh salty air,
listening to the ocean crawl and greet the sand.
As the ocean delicately soothes body and soul,
it somehow extends a magic helping hand.

No place to feel free.....

Relaxing, dreaming in a comfortable hammock,
the sprinkler watering everything in sight.
A variety of birds gathering to drink and bathe,
as the sun drifts west taking with it all-light.

No place to feel free.....

Guess this means time to get indoors,
before the mosquitoes have a chance to dine.
Spending the evening thinking about the day,
and maybe even a glass or two of fine wine.

No place to feel free.....



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
6/7/2010 © All rights reserved 



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Reviewed by The Poetess 8/24/2010
Oh how I can relate to this. And I wonder what it is that prevents your inner freedom.
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 8/4/2010
We have to be free on the inside before we can really enjoy life! Beautiful Imagery Karen! Take care, and god bless you always! ~Chessly
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 6/26/2010
Beautifully done
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/21/2010
You have hit on a truism so perfectly, freedom is on the inside. So well penned and compelling.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 6/18/2010
Sometimes there is no 'place' for us to go to feel free when we are in pain or troubled; it is within ourselves...somewhere....but it sure does take time to find. Beautiful write Karen! ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 6/13/2010
Excellent imagery and visuals in this poem. You took me to those places. What a nice way to spend some time and get smoe R&R.
I think feeling free can be a state of mind and if ones goes to that place and lingers a while , it can make the day a little brighter....M ( Glad you got away from the misquitoes tho )
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 6/13/2010
A strong mixture of emotion and imagery in this poem, Karen. Delivered beautifully.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 6/12/2010
Thought provoking and fine in every aspect. Deep and poignant, light and misty. So well done. Hugs, J'nia <> <
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/12/2010
Your mind took us many places today, thanks. Patrick
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 6/11/2010
This was a difficult poem for me to read, from personal 'stuff' that is going on. "No place to be free ..." speaks to me in so many ways. Still ... I focus on the beauty around me - and your imagery brings a lift to my spirit. Thank you.

God bless you,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/11/2010
Wonderful write and piccy, Karen; always a joy to read/review you! Well done as always!

(((HUGS))), much love, and prayers to you and the gang!

As always, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 6/10/2010
Written with excellence and very thought provoking...beautiful picture too! Karen you have done it happens each time I visit what a wonderful refreshing! Thank you for sharing and caring. Please say hello to Robert...both of you keep up the good works!!!

Much Love,
Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/9/2010
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 6/9/2010
Fine imagery and graceful flow but then, again those are hallmarks of your writing.
Reviewed by Michael Jones 6/9/2010
You take poetry to another spiritual level and AuthorsDen is blest to have such a prolific writer. I personal love and appreciate you my sister and thank you for sharing your treasury of gifts with us! Peace!!!
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 6/9/2010
Great imagery of nature and wonderful detail. I enjoyed reading this well penned piece.
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 6/8/2010
I am sorry I missed this lovely writing twice. And I am tracking you.
This piece was a vivid masterpiece of nature.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/8/2010
Beautiful setting as is ever in your writing, Karen, and with such elegant, relevant detail; the last and only freedom we truly have is inside our heads...and pray 'they' never find a way to take that from us.

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/8/2010
This is such an honest and searching voice, Karen. You have included so many idylls and beautiful observations that it makes your haunting refrain even more starkly contrasted as we travel through the poem. And we still are lacking a conclusion by the end - highlighting indeed that freedom is an inner state of being rather than an external condition or circumstance. Very profound and provocative yet delicate work. Kate xx
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/8/2010
What a lovely poem to heed. Pain rings sharply in this voice, as she searches for that rare gift of true serenity. Oh, I hope she finds it!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/8/2010
I can relate very closely to what you have expressed within your verses here, Karen. Your poem reminds me of one that I have posted here at AD entitled, "No Place To Stop." Thank you for sharing your experiences. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 6/8/2010
As they say, no matter where I go, there I am. It's an inside job. Nice write Karen.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 6/8/2010
Karen, I think this is your best EVER. I love it. It made me feel as if I was sitting right next to you. I could feel everything you felt.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/8/2010
Another great write Karen, The only real place of freedom is deep within our heart and mind. We can innocently dream as we relax with that glass of delicious wine.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/8/2010
beautifully penned Karen!
I felt like I was there
& might I add I love them windows in
your photo
Love's Bounty
Reviewed by Jon Willey 6/8/2010
freedom is the guest always invited into our lives, but not always accepting -- yet we seek its companionship moment by moment with great anticipation of the release of inner turmoil and frustrations -- Karen,this is a marvelous expression of our eternal lust for inner peace, solace -- may peace and love be always with you my dear friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/8/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEAVENLY BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/8/2010
Beautifully written, Karen.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/8/2010
As long as we can dream Karen and imagine the lovely memories of places and times like this we can always be free...loved this one and brought a lot of memories and rich memories to my own mind of better times.
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/8/2010
Inwardly we are never free though outwardly the world looks like the Garden of Eden as you have painted it in this marvelous poetic verse. When we bring God into the equation we will have a true picture and find the freedom we are searching for.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/8/2010
A splendid composition, Karen
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/7/2010
thought provoking read
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