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I would like...... Writers' Group Exercise

I Would Like..... by Andie Phillips


I would like to delve into the wet leaves,

feel their wetness,

slippery rounded oak leaves,

immerse my senses in the smell,

musty and sharp.


I would like to enter the wave as it rolls and crashes,

salty stinging,

stopped breath,

flashing foam bubbling.


I would like to crawl into the earth,

crumbling mulch,

meeting worms, centipedes,

becoming tiny into their world of rocks

boulders, broken twigs, melting damp leaves.


I would like to climb that tree and sit there,

for hours,

watching the fields,

birds flying, feeding,

cloud shapes passing,

just watching,

letting it happen around me.


But I know what I am. Worried.

Shoulders hunched subconsciously

against the tasks I have to perform.

So much to do;

so many people to please.

I have built this hectic lifestyle

to avoid indifference and emptiness;

to avoid invisibility and loneliness.


I would like to roll in the meadow,

feel the tangle of stems on my sides,

inhale the crushed fragrances,

feel the earth.

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Comment by Alison M on December 19, 2010 at 19:47

I like this poem a lot Andie


Alison xx

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