Wednesday, March 05, 2008


A star split and fell somewhere short of a dream,

One piece tomorrow, the other yesterday,

The path was dark, no way to find today.

Two trees sprout and grow somewhere beyond the hill,

One tall and straight, the other bent and laden with bark,

The horizon was light, but the path was dark.

There are two ways to go somewhere down the path;

One reaching for the light, the other staying blind,

One twisting ‘round the other, forcing it to be its kind.

Two things can happen somewhere near the path,

One can pull the other up; one can pull the other down,

Look up to the light; it is dark close to the ground.

Two trees grow and grow somewhere on a hill,

One reaching for tomorrow, the other for yesterday,

The path is dark, a star they will reach someday.

Two people find each other somewhere short of a dream,

One grown tall from experience, the other blinded by the trees,

The first lifts the second so now they both can see.


Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Whoa....that's bee-yoo-tiful Mushy! And I love the photo too! :)

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Beautiful man... and thanks for the gentle boost. The sun feels really good now.

Sarge Charlie said...

wow, that is cool, that is a photo of God's country, no doubt about that.

Suldog said...

That's yours, Mushy? Damn nice, man.

Mushy said...

The photo was made in the Smoky Mountains, off the Roaring Fork Trail. I loved the area and that turned out well.

Yep, it's mine...I'm more than just a pretty face!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Smooooooth talker.

Anonymous said...

excellent piece Mushy..I enjoyed that....

BRUNO said...

You could put what I know about poetry on the tip of your pinky, and still have room for the full-edition of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Anything that I made rhyme usually originated from the mens room stalls...!

Mushy said...

Thanks guys and gals, glad you enjoyed that...I used to write a lot for Judy...birthday, valentine, and anniversary cards...but can't seem to get started these days.

pat houseworth said...

Not bad for someone from Tennessee..:0

David Sullivan said...

You're a poet and I didn't knowed it! ;)

Jose said...

You are so versatile, these are really good.