I never left Michigan

I never left Michigan

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Just words. Great song. Please listen.

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                        Never left Michigan


Years ago. I wanted to see the whole world. Drink wine in Basel and Paris, dance in the streets of Florence and read poetry at Hyde Park in London.

I found four children alone with a kind women. I learn. I wasn't important. Drinking, dancing and travel man stay with sweet woman and the children taught him. Life is in the front of us. 

Now old man won't drink wine in Paris or Basel. He drink kool-aid with his grandchildren. He won't dance in the streets of Florence, he dances by Lake Huron with his laughing boys. He will never see Hyde park again, he read his poetry at the Utica and Sterling Height libraries.

Traveling and rambling man never complain. He learn. Don't need everything, we just need enough. Grand-boy Jaden tell him daily. I love you Grandpa. Kind words, more than enough for me.

                              Coyote







© 2018 Coyote Poetry



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Give me those cute faces Coyote! I can tell by your tale of Hyde Park that the sweet woman and her four boys showed you the path where your heart was aching to go. The rhythm of the words here are like drum beats, beating out a story by firelight for listeners waiting for wisdom. Those listeners came to the right place my friend. I find wisdom every time I read your work. I send love to you and your handsome grandboys.

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Thank you Annette. I will.



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this is a lovely write here. enjoyed to read

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Thank you Miss Mee. I appreciate the comment.,
Very nice words. At first, I thought I would feel sorry for the person, never traveling and living the life he dreamed of, but I much preferred that his life turned out better, more full of love, drinking kool-aid over wine.

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Kool-Aid is better when you are content. Thank you Melissa for reading and the comment.
I was settled. I was the uncle.
Now, I am helping to raise my niece.
Seeing the world would not be the same without dragging her along.
Now I am stuck thinking about if she has kids.
Thanks Coyote.


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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Thank you Jon. I adopted three children. Best decision of my life and thank you for reading and the .. read more
Wonderful words with good memories ;-]

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Not memories dear friend. Keep family near. Keep me young and hopeful and thank you for reading and .. read more
When we have love this all we need and have enough- wonderful- 🌹

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

I agree dear Kelly. Thank you for reading and the comment.
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

5 Months Ago

My pleasure🌹

You whisper soft and your words become lessons, you write words and they become law, and you my brother, are a very lucky man indeed..... Some of us dont need to drink wine in Basel or Paris, we dont need to dance in the streets of Florence or read poetry in Hyde Park London... Some of us have found what we have been looking for............... Great words Johnnie and a great song too..... Neville

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

The young singer is amazing and thank you Neville for reading and the comment. I do appreciate.
Neville Pettitt

5 Months Ago

My very sincere pleasure Johnnie...... Neville
This is truly one of your best yarns becuz of the way you craft it to be an allegory from life lessons. I am the baby in my family & I never married or had kids -- my many siblings did all that hard stuff for me, which I enjoyed as an aunt with no responsibilities. My older siblings were envious of my many adventures & I admired their family traditions (altho I didn't want to be defined that way myself)! *wink! wink!* This is a precious lesson you share which most people will relate to very much (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Thank you dear Margie. Life is what given to us. We must enjoy each new day.
John, I suppose we all yearn for adventures when we are young and with luck we have a few. But as many times as I have gone away, I always look forward to coming home.

I'm a lot older now than I ever thought I'd be and I'm not wealthy, but I'm rich in ways that matter the most.

My uncle, an old Marine from WW2 had a farm out near Armada and I spent many a wonderful summer day working the fields with my cousin.

Thank you for this.


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5 Months Ago

Amanda is still a country town and thank you Ted for reading and the kind words.
drinking Kool-Aid with the grandchildren is not a bad thought at all...
i really like the feel of this piece...the wonderful feeling of loving family.

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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob. I appreciate the comment.
wow another wow and nother love this I really do!
reminds me of a saying my 88 year old grandfather used to tell us all through our young lives from the time we could listen to him till we were teens till he died ""yes ive been overseas ive been on the Manly Ferry""
the suburb of manly is a beach side suburb in which city dwellers can either drive to or get a ferry
this was his saying through his life
meaning its enough
he was wise was a great man taught me a lot and your poem reminds me of you with your family your grandchildren they will remember you as being there for them memories are precious
greatpoem great read thankyou


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Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

Thank you Julie. We learn, sooner or later. We have what we need.
Juliespenhere

5 Months Ago

yes I agree
we strive for more but the day we give trying to get more we are content I think .. read more

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