Sunday, April 4, 2010

LOOKING

napowrimo#4...using prompt inside out


LOOKING

when young I went out looking
for that elusive guitar
leaving but not knowing
of who I was
looking for the preacher outside
not seeing the spirit inside
just another suitcase
full of baggage
burning landslides
other points of view
when young looking to the outside
you belong to someone
now older looking inside
still looking for answers
belonging to me

12 comments:

Stiletto said...

It sounds like a very nice summary of your life time. Impressive!

marieirismumbles said...

your words conjure up such great visuals :)

Lori said...

I like the sparseness and the images evoked from that sparseness. Beautiful. Thanks too for visiting my site.

Stan Ski said...

I hope you find those answers...

Катя said...

I like the interplay of inside and outside in this poem.

flaubert said...

Wayne,
Touche' nicely done absolutely beautiful!
Pamela

俊宇俊宇 said...

笑口常開~~天天開心........................................

Eryl Shields said...

Enjoying the questions!

Derrick said...

Hi Wayne,

Finally made it over here! We can spend a lifetime looking inside and out without really finding any answers. But belonging to oneself is good.

Jenn Jilks said...

I must get going on napowrimo, now that company is gone. Thanks for the prompt!!!

Legacy Leonard said...

"looking for the preacher outside
not seeing the spirit inside
just another suitcase
full of baggage
burning landslides
other points of view"

This stood out for me. Nicely done.

Erin Davis said...

The image of the young man setting out in search of a guitar says so much--it's iconic. And I love the last line!