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Something I wrote long ago while trying to come to terms with my life.
 
 
 
My Two Sides

 

How very simple life would be

 

If only there were two of me

 

A restless me to drift and roam

 

The quiet me to stay at home

 

A searching one to find my fill

 

Of raging rivers and newfound thrill

 

While calm and homey things are done

 

By the tranquil and domestic one

 

 

 

That's where the trouble lies;

 

There is the restless me that cries:

 

For crazy risks and changing scene

 

For aquatic blue and deep dark green

 

For forests with their mystic spell

 

For nutty fun or raising hell

 

Walking along the river's edge

 

Or sitting on the cliff's high ledge

 

 

 

But shackled to that restless me

 

My other self rebelliously

 

Resists the frenzied urge to move

 

It seeks its old familiar groove

 

Although I fight, it finds content

 

With hearth and home - my imprisonment

 

With candlelight and well read books

 

And treasured memories in dusty nooks

 

 

 

With puttering and garden things

 

And dreaming while a cricket sings

 

All the while the restless one

 

Insists on more exciting fun

 

It wants to flow with every tide

 

No matter where...Just for the ride

 

Like spitting cats the two selves brawl

 

Until I have no peace at all

 

 

 

One eye looks to the forward track

 

The other eye looks sadly back

 

I'm getting cross-eyed from the strain

 

It's tough to have an idle brain

 

One says "Stay" and one says "Go"

 

One says "Hell Yes" and one says "Hell No"

 

One self wants a home with no strife

 

One self craves a drifter's life

 

 

 

The restless me always wins,

 

I wish my parents had made me twins.



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It's been a bit since I've read anything you've written.  I like this one and can't relate!  Thank you for sharing!

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26 minutes ago, Poison's said:

It's been a bit since I've read anything you've written.  I like this one and can't relate!  Thank you for sharing!

You can't relate??? Hmm....

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1 minute ago, shygurl said:

You can't relate??? Hmm....

Damn typo lol.  That was supposed to say can obviously.  

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I knew that....just enjoy pointing out mistakes!!!

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Lovely, I could never say it so eloquently, but I completely understand the feeling. 

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Thanks for the kind words you guys. 

Sometimes it helps to get your thoughts down on paper one way or another.

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1 hour ago, ukspanko said:

That's superb.

Thank you so much!!

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4 minutes ago, Child of Light said:

I love this!

Thank you Sweetie!!

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Like the best thing ever written here. - Well done.

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(Meant to say:) Likely, best thing ever written here.

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Thank you so much Spike!! You're very sweet!!

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You're welcome Shy, It would be a pleasure to be a close friend of either of the sides.

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Awww, not sure how interesting either side is, but it's me.

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