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"To Ken..."

"To Ken..."

A Poem by Chris

To and for a man whose "Views" and shared "thoughts" always ...touch.


To and for a man (Mr. Ken Simm) whose "Views" and shared "thoughts"  always ...touch.


Your "aerie" and its visual's tones drew me along then set me in a place to find, feel, and listen as the mournings' whims  swirled through coffee'd mysts as only our ghostlets allow.


"To Ken..."


Some walk the lives other's dream,

and some fear the passings - time,

as shades of thens echo their nows and

...and existence - the whys of everything

there ever was.


I've stood tall where feet NEEDED to stand,

knelt where the hand of God ...closed,

so tight I couldn't hear or see

-what "forever" was meant to be,

and sat on crumbling crags gazing into the ...beyond -

both earned and wished,

been found in livid lived memories

and lost in the angst amongst the tears - both

as coffee mysts swirled

and voices gathered in their distance.


I understand ...breathing

and not,

and can choose the whens

and accept - in peace - the times... now.

...And cherish the whens I couldn't.



© 2016 Chris

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This I cannot do. This I cannot comment on objectively or otherwise. I can only leave my footprints here for what they are worth.
I can take this gift and try to be humble. I can say it is beautiful, deft and full of the most amazing wisdom but in trying very hard not to sound self serving the most I can do is sincerly and humbly thank. It goes beyond me.

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Feel free..............I like that concept, something I am still learning. Yesterday I got away for a little walk the idea free heart came into my mind and you know it something i want to see real in this life. Three steps forward two steps back. "To Ken" is nice poem you remind that life is for living and that experiences and memories are not to be swept under the rug but learned from. So beautiful. Thanks for the artistic emotional appeal. I love reading all the wonderful and different ways to write as I am just a kid at this writing thing but I am trying..........................Blessings to you sir!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Life is best voiced with a compassionate mind and feeling do always...sigh...

Posted 1 Year Ago

All we each day do is live out the hand that God has dealt us and make the most of it. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago

don't know Ken .. found the artist when i googled ...your poem is trippy and full of flavor .. word saying out loud delights ... seems that a mystic is stuck between the nows and whens ..i love your poetry thoughts ... and try my best to keep up :}
ps. can you provide a link to him? not God ..Ken:))) well maybe if you can ..then God too ;) what more can there be but God Creator? love and peace Chris!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

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1 Year Ago

thank you sir!
You've arrived at peace even when there seems none around.....a man is never taller than when reaching for another's hand to acknowledge what he has provided...I have come to that peace also and it opens up the heart and soul, to gratitude, the for, and the need to share it even more......I've thought of you that way from the very first In (GATHER) you are a man of honor and your tribute here speaks it!

Posted 1 Year Ago

Always like when someone pays tribute to another. Shows modesty and class.

Posted 1 Year Ago

yes, his writings always make me feel these similar feelings...he is a soft spoken, ethereal poet, and his words are always welcomed...and for me, yours as well..

really nice tribute to our friend, Ken.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks Jacob... His Art is always worth seeing AND listening to.

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17 Reviews
Added on September 12, 2016
Last Updated on September 12, 2016
Tags: Poetry, Writing, Chris



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