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That's Why
by John H Bidwell

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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That’s Why



We took the magic carpet ride

To where few people go-

And everything we used to hide

We wanted folks to know.


We skipped the clouds, walked hand in hand

Across the perfect sky

And finally came to understand

To live instead of die,


That’s why.


So now when clouds turn dark and cold,

To offer age and rust,

And mock a dream we couldn’t hold

And call our loving “Dust.”


I go someplace I have to be

And never say “Goodbye.”

It’s more than just a memory-

To love is how to fly.


That’s why.


The angels say what should be done,

We listen now and then.

And even say we could be one,

Just learn to love again.


The miracles that came our way

Like some divine reply

Became a place where I will stay

A dreamer such as I…


That’s why.


John H. Bidwell

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Reviewed by Janna Hill 9/8/2011
Almost magical. Thank you for sharing that.
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 9/4/2011
Beautiful poem John,
Keep dreaming; keep smiling.
Barbara J. Henry
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 4/25/2011
Love it..yeah love it..
gonna miss ya kiddo..don't stay away too long from AD ..please?

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/25/2011
One does not even have to admit to being a dreamer...
to Love this one! Thanks, John!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Dee C. 4/23/2011
Absolutely beautiful!!!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/22/2011
Enjoyed and yes it seems as I grow older I too believe this way a lot more than ever before.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/22/2011
Nothing wrong with being a dreamer sweet John...we all are...lovely writing as always .... truly are a blessing to all of us...Happy Easter John ...Hugsss..stay safe and well...
Chanti Lace xoxo......keep smiling OK
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/22/2011
Wondrous poetry here John! Have to save this one!

Happy Easter,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/22/2011
I really like this John, one of your finest, dust and all. Patrick
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/22/2011
And these are fine reasons "why," John. Thank you for sharing these lovely thoughts via your verses here. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/21/2011
Loved the lyrical flow of this poem, John! I'm a dreamer too...


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