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Don't Turn Around

Where will you go in the morning,
when the brand new day begins?
Leave the washed dreams we’ve scattered
across a lifetime of linens.
Or tuck them away, next to your breast.
Take them with you, in your heart.
Let them fly like an angry sparrow,
much afraid to face the dark.
Let them sing like a ladys laughter.
Let them charm like a babys touch.
They are yours to keep forever.
They’re all I had; it wasn’t much.

Where will you go in the morning?
as your chains rest on the floor,
and you take that first, important step,
and turn your worn key in my door,
where passion turns to sadness,
and your foot steps trip along,
every answer that is in your path,
like an old familiar song.
O’ where will you go, my little one,
with your courageous, shaking hands?
Should you disbelieve your yesterdays,
then I should understand.


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A poem about the parting of ways


  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    Terrific write… Very emotive.

  • thank you donna. i missed this one.

    – W. H. Dietrich

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...about 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being one of our Featured Artists in Art and Ink so Free

  • Hi Donna. wow, thank you very much for this feature-bill

    – W. H. Dietrich

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    congratulations! you have been featured by inspired by life

    great work! from Becca and Charmiene

  • Thank you very much, for featuring my poem, Charmienne

    – W. H. Dietrich

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on well deserved features.

  • Thank you N.L.-Bill

    – W. H. Dietrich

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    You have captured the feeling well. This was a pleasure so read.

  • Thank you for your kind comment, Donna

    – W. H. Dietrich

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