Summer of Verses – Poem 14 – Up, Up, and You get the Picture…

Up, up, and away from
The newly formed layers of concrete
Into the cushy pillows of little sleep.
Up, up, and away from
The familiar phases of dark and light
Into the soft glows of the pulsing spark.
Up, up, and away from
The toys of coming technology
Into the papers tending toward history.
Up, up, and away from
Work, friends, and family
Into the solitude of a speck others barely see.
Up, up, and away
Bring back the comfort of yesterday
And, stay lost for a future day.

By: John E. Murray, III

About John E Murray III

Educator, existentialist, executive, grown into a world of one-liners, corporate america, and romantic poetry. Early influences blossomed from stories of belief, imagination, and excellence by Richard Bach, Walt Disney, Mark Twain, and James Baldwin. I lived on a quieter Beale Street, swam in the bumpy Rock River instead of the mighty Mississippi, worked at the place where magic resides, and met the modern existentialist himself. I have had the opportunity to teach literature, writing, technology application, and professional development at post secondary, collegiate, and corporate institutions. Having been honored with multiple, award winning verses, publication of a novel, and business book, my wife, Teri, and I decided to expand our EIII storytelling model and started Story Institute (http://www.storyinstitute.com). At Story Institute, we inspire you to imagine, enhance, and grow your stories personally and professionally while helping you share your successes in print, online, and in person while you Imagine your Stories Again through Short Story & Poetry Topics, Storylines, Novels, and Contests for the writer in most of us and the imagination in all of us.   Purchase John's books from the Story Institute Store
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