Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted May 16, 2018 Chapters:  ...6 7 -8- 9... 

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A chapter in the book Paper Dolls and Toy Soldiers

The Measure

by michaelcahill

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all journeys
even small ones
our very first steps
foreshadow roads ahead
some treacherous, others soft
there's safety in travel eschewed
life seeks destinations undreamed of



I once rode the back of an orca whale
through sea after sea

OH! grand briny deep
o'er cyclones and hurricanes
and squalls a fifty feet
and lightning so bright
blind cave fish did see

upon falling off I swam on my own
for many a moon
and found a mysterious land unknown
with creatures, horrific and snarling with warning

but I roared right back
they let me rest and come morning
we shared the land in harmony
I communed for a long while

then I climbed a volcano
whose top was not visible
on reaching its summit
it rumbled and shook me

but I held on fast laughing loud
and then it erupted and sent me quick skyward
I flew like an eagle to alight on a cloud

how I got home ... well, I will never know
but the journey remembered
is my tale and so

I have it to tell
to all who will hear
it's a jolly good trip I took
come gather near ...


Count each coin ... miss none.
It is how some measure sums.

                                               I am a poet.


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