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AJourney Ending
by Roger A. Ochs

Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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After too many miles of Interstate tedium

And one decaying tank town

I reach it

Yellow Breeches Creek Road


It follows the creek

Winding without aim

Where some are fishing

Hip deep, brow furrowed

And others loll on the side

Not caring what’s biting

As long as they are there

Those latter will sometimes wave

Tempting me to join their

Joyous indolence

But the next turn is coming up


Hard left the mountain looms

Beyond the farm fields and silos

This road will meander

Past second growth forest

My mind will meander to wonder

Who logged the primeval trees and

What blessing made them stop

The rocks jut from the earth

Stretching to face the sun

They mimic the trees


There it is!

Tucked within the maples and oaks and granite

The stone face of the house

Reflecting the nature of its surroundings

Holding the warmth

Of its occupant

Awaiting me at

The end of my journey


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Reviewed by Marge Fulton 9/18/2008
Sounds like a shady haven, an asylum from from the insane world! A poet's paradise!
Please write more of these Roger!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/6/2007
Sounds like a wonderful New England journey to a home that brings good memories.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/6/2007
Beautifully written,touched me deeply! Good to see you back Roger!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/6/2007

You have been traveling an awful long time.....hope you are back to stay a little while!!

You have to share all those adventures on the road with us okay!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/5/2007
Happy to see you posting, Roger & such a posting that makes me yearn for those back roads I traveled in my younger days...ed
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/5/2007
Excellent writing,stay safe and well dear man,missed ya...Hugssssssss
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 6/5/2007
Stunning visuals with an emotive finish. Excellent write Roger...Good to read you again.


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