Imagination II

The journey,
like the story, was never ending –
every step and every word
an echo of the one before,
yet reinvented
and made greater by the experience.
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And the journey had not reached its middle.
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Step by step on the forest’s path,
snagged by brambles –
and memories
of pages written long ago
allowed to bloom again
in the light of a new spring dawn,
to grow
and reach a fuller potential.
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Deeper.
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The trail bends –
each step following a stream of thought,
the path growing dimmer
until the mists of a ruin-strewn swamp,
deep and dark and unexplored,
rise to cloak the way.
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From out the fugue,
the will o’ the whispered –
sweet nothings and broken ideas
¾ dance;
ghost lights
on a breathless wind
that lure the weary traveller
deeper into mystery.
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Waist deep,
step after step,
figments
and baseless fantasies
formed from whirling tendrils –
dreams of muses
and white-tressed Sophis
swirl and eddy
at the edge of reason.
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Ghost lights
lead the wanderer
onward through the mists –
the dark waters
and uncertain steps
give way to firmer ground and sure footing,
and shafts of light
once more spear towards the ground.
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The traveller stops and looks ahead.
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The road stretches onward
into eternity and the unknown –
so inspire
and set to dreaming
this carefree mind, this restless soul.

Imagination II

Todd Payne

Joined January 2008

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