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Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 8th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/la5zy3mt/
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This is a poem about life and love in the awkward years when every flower was beautiful and every act a sin.

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Those who live without love,
Those who think of love
As some kind of false Messiah
To be searched for, like I searched
In my younger years,
My innocent years.

A Path That Goes Nowhere



Gliding over hearts,
Like an ice skater
Lost in his figures,
Our fingers hooked together
In rabbit-joint fashion
Standing alone against time and earth,
Like a path that goes nowhere.

Touching Darkness



How did I learn to be so unkind,
Seeing everything through blinders.
It’s like touching darkness
With a false tenderness
And for what?
Surely this is how the shadow
Enters the kingdom,
Like a darkness, thick and palpable,
Born into nothing
Being nothing,
Becoming nothing.

Remembering Brighter Days




It seems I remember brighter days
When childhood was not sold so cheaply,
So easily, or shed,
Like dogs, for more dogs,
Prettier dogs, more shapely dogs,
Bigger dogs.

I want to Live Again



I want to believe again,
To live on the earth again,
Like my progenitors did,
Like the old men of the west did,
Like the American Indian
And hide my eyes
In plain sight.

uTAH jAY

All photos from face book

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Sex, Sexual Activity, Sexual Attitudes, Sexual Attraction, Sexual Behavior, Sexuality, Sin, Young Adults, Young Lady, Young Love, Young Man

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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 Nancy Czerwinski
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Utah jay, excellent writing. This makes a person stop and think for a little while. I loved the pictures.

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Steve.

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author avatar Utah Jay
8th Oct 2014 (#)

Nancy, you are so kind...Thank you.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
9th Oct 2014 (#)

I don't get the title, but love the sentiment -- the wish for the simple love bred from childhood nostalgia, before we were adults with "more important things" to concern ourselves with -- money, job, career, keeping score.

But -- one of my short stories was titled "Hung Without Air." It's about a girl living in a Laundromat who's hung up on a boy and can't wash the shirt he gave her. To me, the title was so obvious -- airing dirty laundry is a big no-no, and you can't hang laundry to dry without airing it. I thought it was an excellent and poetic play on words. But readers didn't get it. So now I call it "Baby Steps," "Dirty Laundry," or "The Laundromat." So if you like the title, just ignore me. There are plenty of times I don't know what I'm talking about!

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author avatar WOGIAM
9th Oct 2014 (#)

I agree with Phyl, this poem made me sentimental also and really wish for the days when I was not so biased and cautious about Love.

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author avatar Helen Thomas
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Beautiful poem and pictures. Thanks for sharing ~ Utah Jay.

Blessings to you.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Gorgeous, soulful, poem,Utah.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks Phyl. A lot of folks don't get my titles. I think we all see something different in poetry, the picture is never the same.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks WOGIAM, I think we all long for those days of freedom when love was new.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you Helen, which reminds me that I have missed you for a while...I must come and visit soon. You always make me feel warm inside.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Oct 2014 (#)

Thanks C.D. it is always so nice when you visit.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Oct 2014 (#)

Awesome poem another one of your top class writing!

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author avatar LOVERME
21st Oct 2014 (#)

nostalgic

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