Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I JUST WANT TO...

Break Free
by 
Frank Asch

I just want to be
where the earth breaks free
of concrete and plastic and gas,
where sun is king
and water is queen,
where cactus grow tall 
and the air is clean.
I just want to be
where the earth breaks free
of fences and alleys and walls,
of factories and traffic and malls,
where owls sleep
in the heart of day
waiting for sunset
to hunt their prey,
where mountains rise
in seas of sand 
and coyotes roam
across the land.









38 comments:

  1. Don't we all want that. With all of our hearts.

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  2. I like the line 'where the air is clean'. We're blessed to live where we can enjoy the fresh air and beautiful countryside almost on our doorstep. I like your photos to illustrate the words.

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  3. The words are good and it certainly would be good if we all could break free and do what we once did in more ways than one.
    Take care.

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    1. Couldn't have put it better myself Margaret :)

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  4. Hello Denise,
    I love the poem, thanks for sharing. Beautiful photos of the tree, owl and Coyote. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, happy you enjoyed :) You take good care of yourself too.

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  5. i agree with this beautiful poem, it speaks to my heart. I am watching our overcrowded stuffed to the max, city pour more concrete to pave the tiny part left of our paradise. the photo is beautiful

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    1. I guess this is happening everywhere Sandra :( Thank you! Happy you enjoyed my post.

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  6. I adore it, and am going to copy it and keep it! You choose the BEST poems. Thank you. Love the owl shot.

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    1. That's great Ginny, so happy you enjoyed! Thank you :)

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  7. YEAH! Invigorating, thank you D

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  8. Oi Denise,
    Lindo poema;
    Liberdade pura.
    Obrigada pela visita;
    Tenhas uma boa entrada de mês de setembro.
    PAZ E BEM.

    Hi Denise,
    Beautiful poem;
    Pure freedom.
    Thank you for your visit;
    Have a good month of September.
    PEACE AND GOOD.

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    1. Estou feliz que você tenha gostado do poema. Obrigado por deixar seu comentário adorável. Feliz setembro para vocês também :) Um abraço e uma boa semana contínua.

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  9. I have that sentiment, for near the ocean. ~smile~

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    1. It's a lovely sentiment. Happy you liked it. Thank you BB :)

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  10. The poem is lovely and illustrated so beautifully with your photos, Denise.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen, so glad you enjoyed my post :)

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  11. Very apt poem for these trying times.

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    1. I thought so too, it reaches many of us doesn't it Diane? :)

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    1. Muito obrigado! Um abraço e uma boa semana contínua para vocês também :)

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  13. This is so perfect! It can't say much more. And I did break free, if only for a fleeting moment when reading this.

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    1. That makes me happy Anni, I broke free also when reading this :)

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  14. Thank you for sharing these words.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Oh my, if only we could do that these days, Denise!

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    1. I'd love to do it again Dorothy but feel blessed I did this one :)

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