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Poems of Life

A local poet shares his writings based on real life.

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Cloud Shadows

April 21st, 2013 at Sun, 21st, 2013 at 8:40 pm by Ed Corrigan

I saw cloud shadows
Atop rolling hills
Dusty green and hazy
In the mid-day sun

Cruising straight ahead
On a never ending road
I sit and see
Life passing by me

Cloud after cloud
Shadow after shadow
A feeling of uneasiness
Rises and fades away

The mind misses the train
White cloud misses the rain
All the while does not explain
The scissors in my brain
How can I live without you?

Cloud shadow floats still
Painting the good farmer’s hill
Where all good children return
To love To play To cry
Under radiant steel blue sky

Copyright © ed Corrigan 2013
All rights reserved

I am Ed Corrigan and live in Maple Valley with my wife, Nona. We have two terrific sons - Joe and Tim - and three beautiful daughters - Kate, Sally and Sarah - and one cat named Omega. I've been writing poetry, on and off, since 16 years of age. Early poetic influences were Shakespeare and e. e. cummins. A more recent influence is Walt Whitman whose "Leaves of Grass" is the most amazing thing that I've ever read. Music has been very important in my writing and in life. I am not a musician but early on the singer/song writers Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Bob Dylan had a big impact on my poems. More recently, I've been affected by Miles Davis, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Linkin Park and others. I love to write and its something that I need to do. A poet once said that a poem is not complete until its read or heard by another. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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