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North American Dreaming: Released

William Burkholder's poem rejoices in the wonder of simply being alive.

To read more poems please please visit Bill's Web site http://www.freewebs.com/nirvanasgate/index.htm

Of the multitudes that surround us,
Of the thousands of blinders strapped tight
Tunneled visionaries
Gazing down
Dark narrow passages,
Who has the forethought,
The courage, the strength
To remove them?
To let the heart beat,
To let the soul rejoice
To see truly
The joys of just breathing
Of witnessing
The sun rise
The sun set
Rolling clouds
Shadows cast
In summer meadows,
Reflecting off crested wave
Spraying salt mist
O the sensation on a blustery day
And sand strewn
Beach respite.
Pelicans soaring in winged formation
On the swells
Harvesting sustenance.
My harvest,
The joy
In being witness
To this.
O that these blinders
Should never be strapped again
Aye. Never.


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