Coming Home…The Weight of Sunshine

Utah Jay By Utah Jay, 1st Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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I remember when I came home from my war having trouble reconnecting with family and friends and trying to tell them how just much I missed them...Needed them...Loved them. It seems we could not recognize each other. It seems as though we had become lost in the eyes of the world.

Coming Home…The Weight of Sunshine

Coming Home…The Weight of Sunshine

Somehow after the ashes
have fell
and you have left
the hell
of that awful place
where vivid memories
finally begin to space
a little softer inside,
a little slower,

that you finally begin to realize
that all was not lost…You’re coming home.

Now you become scattered

Now you become scattered
in your thoughts
as you desperately try
to rearrange
the missed placed pieces
of the life

you left behind,
never truly forgotten, mind you,
from the smoke and death
of that awful place
at the end of your days
that burns inside…The smoke
and sparks
that lights your memories.

From here

From here,
it is only in God's Mind
who knows
the coming paths
of your steps,
the shape
of your words,
and how you long
for the caress
of softer hand
to mend your ways.

That First Tender Touch

That first tender touch,
the warming feel
of another
that tells you your alive,
that touch
that steadies your steps
in the first awkward movements
of your re-acquaintance

of family and friends.

These Are the Moments

These are the moments

when you feel,
like the flower in the vase,
like the yellow ribbon
on the tree outside

and yet somehow
you feel that you’re on the vine.
That you’re stuck
between the lines
and the spines,
like a flower
between the thorns

And You Ache Inside

and you ache inside
with the shakes,
with the want
to escape
from beneath the weight

of all this

Coming Home

This is a poem about coming home from Vietnam.

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Carol Roach
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

and you ache inside
with the shakes,
with the want
to escape
from beneath the weight
of all this

What a powerful ending

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author avatar Retired
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

This is the best one yet, Utah!

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author avatar Shamarie
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

This is exceptional work, Utah Jay! I love your words and the pictures you shared on this post! Great job!!!

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author avatar WOGIAM
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you for sharing this article, Utah, i was carried along when reading it, lovely article.

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author avatar Kingwell
2nd Apr 2015 (#)

A very heartfelt piece. Thank you for sharing those thoughts. Blessings.

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author avatar Utah Jay
3rd Apr 2015 (#)

I think my time has come to a close here on wikinut. I want to thank everyone who has fallowed me through the year or so I have been here. I have loved my time here, and I have always thought the best of each of you and the moderators who do so much for us. I want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness.
God bless you
Utah jay.

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author avatar spirited
7th Apr 2015 (#)

the weight of sunshine might be the same as the weight of love, me thinks, thanks Utah Jay.

The time always does come some time or another for all of us I guess. We will miss you.

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