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Look To The West
by George M Jackson

Saturday, April 02, 2005
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Look to the west she said and I


Did not question her but did as


Asked, the hill on which we stood


Highest in a rolling field of wheat


Ripe for harvest, beneath a moon


Whose light we embraced because


It shone on us alone, hand in hand


And so alive, eternity a simple fact


We took for granted, our innocence


 


Still assured in that long ago fairytale


Of seventeen, where time hung suspended


On nothing more than our inability to


Believe otherwise, and oh how we loved


What could not be understood, the elusive


Mystery of that sprawling cosmos in a vacuum


Of possibilities, spinning out of control, feeding


Our desires, lending credence to the mystery of


Each other as we breathed deep the cold night air


 


Sweet with the smell of her perfume, a scent that


Will always haunt me, whispered on the edge of


Restless dreams, as is want to happen when the


Moon shines full and I drift away to the music


Of wind chimes, blessed harbingers, gateway


To oblivion, comfort of sleep, and look to the


West she said, hand in mine, on that secluded


Hilltop so long ago, look to the west and pick


A star, name it as I have named mine so that


 


You will never forget me…


 


As if I could…as if I could.


 


END


 


“Look To The West”


 

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Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/3/2005
Beautiful... the Lakota believe that all knowledge and wisdom, come from the thunder gods of the west...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/3/2005
Still assured in that long ago fairytale
Of seventeen, where time hung suspended

Could truly relate to this powerful bittersweet nostalgic piece, George - and it seems to be a mysterious fact of life that when we're young, time does seem to be suspended for awhile - if only that were still true when we age.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/2/2005
This poem touched my soul, George. It is top-notch and absolutely beautiful. Your images are so strong that I felt as though I were she, finding that perfect star and naming it in your honor. This goes into my library.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 4/2/2005
This is a beautiful poem and a wonderful story. : )
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/2/2005
You paint a beautiful picture with your words that captivate the reader and bring back memories of long ago.
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/2/2005
beautiful write, George. the image of "look to the west" was all I needed to love it. but your soft phrasing like a gentle, warm wind swept me away. Dawn
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/2/2005
Oh this is a beautiful piece George....surely moved me!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 4/2/2005
A lovely poem. I enjoyed the ending most of all.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/2/2005
The depth of feeling is such sweet sadness, George!
Your words are so beautifully voiced,they mist the eyes
and arouse emotions of similar memories in your readers.
Another gem! Kudo's!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/2/2005
you tell a darn good story, george; excellent write yet again! bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
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