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The Drifter To His Love

Elijah desired a deer's freedom at 7, after new birth, 31 and forsaking judgmental adjectives and all ties his journey to freedom began.

The Drifter To His Love

Each morning as I awake thoughts of you rush to me
even before I open my eyes for the light of day to see.
Those moments are so pleasant as you control my mind
it seems our spirits meet stopping the movement of time.
Then I think of my principles and wonder are they true
'cause I know it's not wrong to spend much time with you.

I know someday I'll be leaving, most likely you won't go,
then will our parting bring sorrow or will it just be so,
will you long for me in mourning wishing my return
or would the joy of our togetherness cause your light to burn?
The problem is not me, I know what I would do,
I would put it in the background, my concern is you.

If you were to go, could you stand beneath the load
of sleeping in the cold or along side the road?
Could you walk the many miles destiny has in store
even when you're tired or on your foot's a sore?

The life I live's not easy, food's not always there,
in times of just enough for one two would have to share.
So I think of you, the life you live, and things accustomed to
and wonder if our togetherness mean so much to you!!

© 2020 Elijah A Alexander Jr


Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on May 11, 2020:

Great article. Are you still writing? Had not seen anything from you in a while.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington, DC USA on January 17, 2020:

No John, I wrote that in 1980 after five years into the life in Decorah, Iowa a year before transitioning into NatureBoy. A girl and I became friends and many mornings came into my mind just before I woke up. I could see through her eyes where she was deciding what to wear or some location on her way to work. If I hadn't seen her for a while she would inspire me to come to town and I usually knew what she had on before getting there. After writing it that stropped which was her answer. The last time I was there we enjoyed our reunion but haven't kept in touch.

Elijah A Alexander Jr (author) from Washington DC on January 13, 2020:

Peggy, The question is there but mostly for the girl. My calling is don't be in long term relationships as the way for the "created in the Image of god man" before "the Garden metaphor" to show the cause of woman's (not a gender but a state of man) long term relationships. If you noticed it ends with my leaving and details of how I live so she would know how "Born Again" back into man live their lives.

Elijah A Alexander Jr (author) from Washington DC on January 13, 2020:

Thank You, Rhyme Vine, I appreciate your reading and being "dazzled" because of it.

Tamara Yancosky from Uninhabited Regions on January 13, 2020:

Another dazzling piece of writing, Elijah!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 12, 2020:

Wow, Elijah, I am impressed by this touching piece of poetry. Did you write this before you began your nomadic lifestyle?

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 12, 2020:

Sometimes togetherness can be in spirit as well as in person. The questions posed in this piece of yours appears to be in the form of a question still to be determined.

manatita44 from london on January 12, 2020:

An incredibly beautiful piece!

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