Traveling On Lifes Highway...  

bardicman 50M
7540 posts
12/9/2005 4:46 am

Last Read:
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Traveling On Lifes Highway...


Hmm it seems to me that Yesterday must have been "Damn I am in a funk" day for lots of people. I started the day in the shower when this poem born and the more I thought about it and slowly gave it birth the deeper my funk seemed to grow...

haunted by demons
hunted by fate
consumed by desires
my destiny waits
waiting to purge me
of all that I am
turning translucent
invisible man
withered by life
now just a mere husk
so jaded by love
No one I can trust

Then I start perusing the blogs and somewhere along the way I finally get to Travs post Moving On.... Knowing Trav better than some of you but not as well as others and knowing alot of what he is going through I read it. Slowly and methodically I read. My mood lifted and the second verse to this morbid poem was born.

Feeling invisible
does not make it true
I can't be translucent
with friends like you
My life is my vessel
My course I must steer
in need of a lighthouse
destination unclear
tossed in the turmoil
lifes storm rages yet
shivering at the wheel
so chilled and wet
I have gotten my bearings
My course is now true
to safe haven I sail
to the lighthouse....
YOU

This post is dedicated to my friends that always leave me smiling.
hippie_square ...DaphneR .........sweetest_sin_jes
valdrane78 ......bulging_boy ....silhouette2005
travelingintexas liblonde97 ......barbiebunny
themisskrissy ...solarpowered0 ...sj365
straightten2002 .sister_act_4_you albertprince
keithcancook ....dariuscole ......expatbrit49
caressmewell ....lovespell11 .....maggieswishes
oldman1776 ......dtduzdallas .....kyplowboy22
luke69iner ......tillerbabe ......saintlianna
wetpantyslut ....goddessofbitches 1hotwhahine
spinmedown..... amishamy......nitestalker172



I am not dead yet


rm_AmishAmy 100F
246 posts
12/9/2005 7:31 am

yeah yeah emotional funk......now let's hear more about that shower!!


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
12/9/2005 8:10 am

All you ship captains know that if you get a little off course all it takes is a couple good hard rams buy a persistant tug boat to set you back on that course.



Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 8:22 am

Amy - Sorry sweetie... Ok I will get something better for you up ASAP



I am not dead yet


oldman1776 78M
3164 posts
12/9/2005 8:25 am

I think we all feel invisible some times I know I did until I found blogland then you find out that people realy care even if they have never met you.


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 9:22 am

Daphne - My little tug boat needs you to come and do some serious ramming....



I am not dead yet


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/9/2005 9:36 am

So now do we all have to hold hands and sing?

I generally react with sardonic humor when I'm sincerely touched

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


SolarPowered0 67M
8018 posts
12/9/2005 9:53 am

Bard...

A true man of the "see"... sailing point, navigating the ice flows and shallows that all might make it to safe haven. The funk is lifting. I now make out the shoreline, Captain, and it is warm there... by the fire of that great lamp.

Solar...

It's good damned thing you put Hippie at the front of that list, Bud!


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 10:12 am

Wahine - Holding hands sounds like a good idea.. I just don't want to sing.. Well, that and can I stand somewhere so I dont have to hold Travs hand.. or Bulges.. I mean I like em but not in that way...



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 10:14 am

Trav - Thanks.. Hard headed tug boat.. ROFL



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 10:16 am

Solar - I don't have my see legs completely but the fog is lifting because that lighthouse buts out one hell of a beacon..



I am not dead yet


Sister_Act_4_You 38F/38F

12/9/2005 10:16 am

It was kind of weird how a lot of people seemed to be in the same place the past 48 hours; I'm finding this is a really nice place to be, or at least visit.

That is, unless I start hearing talk about koolaid, or aliens coming in behind some comet, or something. Okay? Don't y'all go scaring me here? I am starting to like some of you......a bit. Is that, like, really creepy?

Nice poem, bardicman; it spoke to me today.


rm_luke69iner 48M
3275 posts
12/9/2005 10:27 am

There ya go Bard ... Pimp up that vessel of yours and funk it up a couple of notches ... The good funk please ... You steer and we'll help you keep your sails full so you can get to where you are going in funktastic style

Your friends list reminds me of that "Friends In Low Places" song

Here's the lyrics to a different song

You know a dream is like a river
Ever changin' as it flows
And a dreamer's just a vessel
That must follow where it goes
Trying to learn from what's behind you
And never knowing what's in store
Makes each day a constant battle
Just to stay between the shores...and

I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside
And let the waters slip away
'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow
Has now become today
So don't you sit upon the shoreline
And say you're satisfied
Choose to chance the rapids
And dare to dance the tide...yes

I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

There's bound to be rough waters
And I know I'll take some falls
But with the good Lord as my captain
I can make it through them all...yes

I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
Like a bird upon the wind
These waters are my sky
I'll never reach my destination
If I never try
So I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel
'Til the river runs dry
'Til the river runs dry



S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse.
Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo
Non torno vivo alcun, s'i'odo il vero,
Senza tema d'infamia ti rispondo
.
~Dante~


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 10:50 am

Louisa - It is a comforting thing to know that thanks to blogville we are never truly alone in this world..



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 10:53 am

Luke - Its just so hard to stay in a funk with all the great people like you around.

"The River".. Garth Brooks..

I used to sing that song when I was doing Karaoke. Only I used my best Checkov voice and sang "I will sail my wessel"...



I am not dead yet


rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/9/2005 11:01 am

aw, I love you, Reverend Bard, even if you are a preachy dude.


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 11:30 am

Lianna - You have brought more than one smile to this face.. Lub you toooo...........



I am not dead yet


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
12/9/2005 2:16 pm

    Quoting travelingintexas:
    Very nice Bard. Truly touching...

    Now about you waking up in the shower again...

    That sure is a hard headed tug boat don't ya think? LOL
Yeah, around here with the big ships that think with their little captains the tugs have to be stubborn.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
12/9/2005 5:26 pm

come into the light...
its nice here...
we have cake!


tillerbabe 55F

12/9/2005 9:30 pm

So sweet baby.....{=} Merry Christmas! (Watch out for "Rudolph Splooge!")


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 9:54 pm

SJ - I would rther have pie ...



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/9/2005 9:56 pm

Mizzkika = You have a nice set too.. Lots of people have brought me joy here.. Ve like to drink Wodka in our wessels...



I am not dead yet


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
12/9/2005 10:35 pm

I am quite fond of keithcancook too. Excellent choice bard!


rm_koocnachtiek 60M
376 posts
12/9/2005 10:40 pm

He aint lying. He spends hours gazing at himself in the mirror. It's true, I have seen it!

Is this just another trick by keithcancook
to get his text on television?


DeepRiverDreamin 47F
46 posts
12/10/2005 1:26 am

Jaded by love itself or by making the wrong choices in love?

I know I've made plenty of wrong choices, but can never consider myself jade by love.


rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/10/2005 1:32 am

koocna! Yea! koocna is back!

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


bardicman 50M

12/10/2005 9:27 am

Tiller - Thanks for the warning and thanks for making the end of 2005 better than it could have been.. Looking forward to getting to know you better in 2006.



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/10/2005 9:29 am

Keith - Did you ever hear that song by Carly Simon.... What was the name... Oh yea.. "Your So Vain" ... ROFL.. Thanks for the smiles. Best Christmas present anyone could ask for !!!



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/10/2005 9:33 am

Koocna -- I here the chants.. I see the cheerleaders.. and yet it is so backwards to me...



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/10/2005 9:35 am

River - hmmmm Interesting thought there.. indeed... You are most wise in your thought.. jaded by love? No.. Jaded by the poor choices I have made.. Yes..



I am not dead yet


MaggiesWishes 60F

12/11/2005 1:31 am

Bard ~~
You have made me laugh so hard at times, I've had to turn off the computer to keep my peein' my pants. God bless ya, hon!
** knows those navigation maps are somewhere around here for that vessel**
Thank you for taking a "lost southern" into ya flock.


MaggiesWishes 60F

12/11/2005 1:35 am

Keith~~ ya took me for a spin for a moment ... but my world is "backasswards" in a word. LOL!

oh, Bard... that dang smiley was suppose to be like "shhhhuuuushhh" dangit, my bad!


goddessofbitches 41M/33F

12/11/2005 8:22 pm

I'm loving that poem....and I'm loving being your friend!!!

HUGS~~~MANDY

Always The Bitch


Nikki_Starr 41F

12/12/2005 3:36 am

Wow, I so needed this morbid poem....invisible hurts


Nikki_Starr 41F

12/12/2005 5:36 am

Well you may have been in a funk but you got me out of mine. Thank you, thank you thank you. xoxo


bardicman 50M

12/12/2005 7:54 am

Nikki - Invisible does hurt.. You are not invisible here.



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/12/2005 7:58 am

Maggie - You are so welcome here anytime and everytime... Into the flock... um.. you have me confused with bulging_boy on that one.. no sheep here just good true southern hospitality.. Y'all come back now.... Y'hear...



I am not dead yet


bardicman 50M

12/12/2005 8:02 am

Mandy - The fact that you loved my poem means alot.. the fact that you call me friend means so much more..



I am not dead yet


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