The Vacant Lot

C.D. Moore By C.D. Moore, 8th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/g259-xfm/
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This is a poem that came to me when out walking my dog and we passed by a vacant lot.

Stillness

All around the city thrums and hums
But here a peaceful acre is
Forgotten in the rushing stream of time
Stilled here, as in a dream

Nature

A circle where the grasses stand
Their seedy heads bend in the wind
And here and there a dahlia grows
To show an ancient gardener once worked here
And tended this once cultivated plot
Now nature is reclaiming and seeding as she will
With dandelion and wild asters

Oaks


Around the plot the tall oaks brood
Giving their acorns to the ground
The grey squirrels happily search and find
Gathering their winter food

Once

Once in this place a house did stand
A family lived and called it home
Now shadows fall on cement stairs
That climb toward an absent door
And now the door is everywhere


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I write about spirituality, health, psychology, and ecology. Usually in poetic form (my 1st love) but now I'm venturing into the world of
articles. Exciting!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
9th Jul 2014 (#)

so very beautiful, calming and peace filled...thank you...

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

I'm happy you enjoyed it and thanks for your comment Carolina.

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author avatar Ptrikha
9th Jul 2014 (#)

At times, visiting such places give us peace and a lot of thoughts and time for self-evaluation and connecting with nature.

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

Yes, it was so for me. Thanks Ptrikha

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Jul 2014 (#)

Lovely poem, C D Moore, every place has a story of lives lived. We need to pause and ponder but keep rushing from point A to B all the time till we reach our destination without enjoying nature with its myriad nuances - siva

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

Thank you, as always, for your insightful comment, Siva.

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author avatar Retired
10th Jul 2014 (#)

This is so on target and beautiful.
Amanda

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author avatar C.D. Moore
10th Jul 2014 (#)

Thank you for visiting and your comment Amanda

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author avatar Utah Jay
10th Jul 2014 (#)

Oh I loved the last line, lovely poetry.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
14th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks Utah Jay!

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author avatar Margaret Michel
10th Jul 2014 (#)

This was just lovely! Very peaceful! Thanks for sharing! I also loved that last line!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
14th Jul 2014 (#)

Thank you Margaret.It's always nice to know someone enjoys your work!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Jul 2014 (#)

Ha! I am using an abandoned lot and a condemned HS bldg. in my latest young adult novel. Such wonderful places our muses take us over the ordinary, everyday things!!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
14th Jul 2014 (#)

Many blessings on your new novel, Phyl!

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author avatar spirited
15th Jul 2014 (#)

the door really is everywhere, but perhaps more easily to see as open in a vacant lot, that is if you haven't got a vacant lot yourself upstairs too....LOL

nice poem C.D.Moore

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author avatar C.D. Moore
16th Jul 2014 (#)

Yes the door is everywhere, but many fail to see it. Thanks for your comment, Spirited

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author avatar Retired
17th Jul 2014 (#)

Weeds and wildflowers thrive where no one lives. Life goes on. Splendid verse.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
22nd Jul 2014 (#)

Wherever the eyes are laid, a poetic heart can always see hope and beauty. Keep up the good work!

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

your poetry and beautiful snaps steel many hearts
long time no sea....

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author avatar C.D. Moore
23rd Jul 2014 (#)

So good to see you, Loverme and thank you for your kind words.

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author avatar LOVERME
6th Aug 2014 (#)

its been a long time since on my acres you did traverse...
come ma'am now do rehearse ...
i don't get to know when my comments ...you purse

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author avatar gidget
25th Jul 2014 (#)

I really enjoyed reading your poem, it brought me such serenity1

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author avatar Kingwell
27th Jul 2014 (#)

So vey beautiful. I especially liked "a family once lived here and called it home". Everything changes.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
28th Jul 2014 (#)

Yes the one thing we can count on in this reality.Thanks Kingwell!

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author avatar Courtney
29th Jul 2014 (#)

Beautiful poem and great pictures!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
29th Jul 2014 (#)

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Courtney.

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author avatar Etc.
1st Aug 2014 (#)

These were spectacular! And, of course, the pictures pushed already good poetry way over the top.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
16th Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you so much,Etc!

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author avatar Retired
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Amazing poetry and perfect photos to accompany. Just lovely.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
16th Aug 2014 (#)

Much appreciated Susan!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
14th Aug 2014 (#)

Congratulations on being Author of the Day!

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author avatar C.D. Moore
16th Aug 2014 (#)

Thanks Phyl. I didn't know.

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author avatar Lee Hansen
16th Sep 2014 (#)

C.D. you brought a vacant lot to life with your well written and clever words.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
17th Sep 2014 (#)

Thank you so much, Lee!

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author avatar Retired
15th Oct 2014 (#)

I really enjoyed the serenity of these verses. Especially Once, and Nature.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
20th Oct 2014 (#)

Glad you enjoyed, Thomas and thanks for saying so!

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