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  Been On Walkabout
by Walt Hardester
Monday, January 19, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Go, Be, See.

That is fine for a bit,
Walkabout take in all of it..
Coming home means what?

A place to rest,
Or a place to hide?

We’re meant to be free.

That is how it should be,
To be free.
What is that?
We shall see.

© 2009 Walt Hardester

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 2/20/2009
I love these words, WALK-ABout, I loved Crocodile Dundee episodes, never miss em'!
Free - as you expressed so eloquently in this poem, is what OUR MIND Perceives, to me!
Come home to the comforts of home, YOU work so hard and diligently for....
Warmest of Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Lady SHEExooo
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 1/28/2009
home is where everyone's heart we like to come baccccck...and share....thats all in it !!! neerja
Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/21/2009
Walt, we may be free of many things -- but psychological baggage is always imprinted into our gray matter, our memory bank -- it isn't going away -- so with that, we much each of us contend -- this is another write with a great lesson and a reminder of the realities of life -- thanks, I enjoyed it -- may love and peace bring you great joy my friend -- JMW
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/20/2009
An excellent write, Walt; I, too, hope for freedom.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/20/2009
They said that if you wait long enough you will se.
Hope that's true.


Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/20/2009
Reflective thoughts as the day breaks and the sun rises

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 1/20/2009
Excellent poem,take care

Reviewed by Ted Bossis 1/20/2009
I like where your going here (geographically & philosophically)-Ted
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/19/2009
We are never totally free, for our active minds have too many memories that either make us happy or haunt us with sad events or things we did wrong. Yet there is much to enjoy if we let ourselves accept the changes that occur as we age. I always find something to do that pleases me,and I manage to stay happy within myself. Fine poem,Walt!


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