Where I Stood  

Seriously_Real 48M
1458 posts
8/24/2006 1:50 pm

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8/26/2006 5:01 am

Where I Stood

I have this place, where I now stand.
It is familiar to me.
And it is mine.
In this ground I plunged the stake
That carried my flag
That announced my arrival
Next to where you stood.

Long ago, I put on these shoes,
These shoes of mine that brought me here,
By the winding road
I travelled alone surrounded by you.
I still wear them, these walking shoes,
Walking shoes that stopped
For a while anyway
Next to where we stood.

These walking shoes are twitching,
Uncomfortable with a sedentary soul
Longing to be useful again,
To be themselves again
To travel again once more again again
Where they want to go
To where I need to be.

With stake and flag in hand, I lean
Into the space that is not mine,
Where the road continues.
Where there is a new place for my stake
To raise my flag
To stand my ground

Then with a smile, I look at last
At this little piece of home,
This little patch of land
Where wars were fought,
Where tears were shed,
Where light was cast,
Where love was made,
Where once I stood --

Where I once stood with you,
And grew.

I smile at the dust on my shoes as I walk.


P.S. : This is the last installment of the trilogy of the blog. Episode 1 is Next to where I stand. Episode 2 is Next to Where I Stand -- Still..

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
8/24/2006 7:11 pm


Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:33 pm:
Yeppers. Our 'Boy is growing up...

jadedbabe78 105F

8/24/2006 8:57 pm

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:34 pm:
I maybe coulda just said "poof," you know?

Btw...I am sending you an IM with where I am now. MWAH!

ArgosPlumyKooky 45F
3902 posts
8/24/2006 10:24 pm

the dust is good, very very good.

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:36 pm:
It is some of the best dust I've ever found, actually...

rm_lust2u2 51M

8/25/2006 1:27 am

...renewed he walked away

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:38 pm:
Away...but still traveling, yes. Thanks for stopping by....

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
8/25/2006 6:11 am

Yes,like SD, this makes me cry too.....

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:38 pm:
SisterReal....I'm not going away from you....I'm just not going to be here. I'll still read you here, and comment here, but this blog is done. Thank you for being a part of it.

GoddessOfTheDawn 105F
11238 posts
8/25/2006 8:37 am

~ joinz in 'n handz out hankiez ~

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:39 pm:
Aww, pshaw. No tears. Everything changes, and you're not getting rid of me GOTD. I still know things....

rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
8/25/2006 10:56 am

I woke up thinking about this. I left you an offline about it. I am happy for you and this next phase but am very sad for me. Very.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

Seriously_Real replies on 8/25/2006 3:39 pm:
Not sad. You know better now. All is going to be fine.

People who stick, will stick.

And I'm sticking.

rm_truedom2 55M
663 posts
8/26/2006 4:22 am

I think and smile about the "dust" also at times

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