Friday, December 10, 2010

A Reason For Being

 A Reason For Being

A poem like a story, a song, a yarn or a tale, or a communication or just a conversation has a reason for being. Thoughts come to mind that need to be, are itching to be, amplified. 

The following poem, A Cry From Mid-Space, was written at a time in my life when those things I dreamed about doing were not going to happen. In a long life unrealized dreams are commonplace. Moving on in spite of desires being unfulfilled enables a person to dream anew. When we lose the capacity to dream the flames of hope flicker out as the path to fulfillment blurs until a new spark lights the way for dreams to reoccur. 

What's the old adage ? "It's not the number of times you are knocked down, it is the number of times you get up, that counts."

   Ronald C Downie

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