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The garbled marble groans garrulous,
As the maw of mottled igneous –
Babbles through tumbling brambles,
Coughing and crackling billow by billow.
Waxing a lonesome lyric…
Amid a palette lit by crescent Indian indigo.

A chorus of snow-stained sopranos -
Punctuated in sonorous timbre…
The nocturnal Minervans keep a solstice vigil,
Seething to and fro a smaller crescendo....
Sweeping the sinewed symphony -
Strands of frosted sand…
Scattered anon across a more diamond desert.

And as flock of a frozen fleet,
So too do the nomadic narwhal of the plains –
Birth to breathe from the ice-driven drifts.
Plumes of choir steam against the fog strain -
Howling through the fog-lit luminescence,
As if in canid kindred refrain.

Ephemeral equine appear,
Enigmatic as eloquent –
Overseers and travelers of this other mere…
Navigating the Nautilus herd,
Through tidal troughs,
Shifting, sifting crest –
Chariot coursers of crystalline Colosseums.

But even the implacable grey,
The weather worn & forelorn Father -
Cannot deny the twinkling inkling,
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Echoes of Eve -
Far off laughter....
Emerald dreams and Elmo's burning pallor.

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Of the interminable geist –
The somnambulistic sonata,
Stirs anew.
Deposing the denizens –
A chilling chancellor's repartee,
What will be the lesson ?

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And the oceans of opalescence,
Have streamed away…
A callous Aeolus will return –
To conduct the question…
Again and again across the tundra expansion;
Whither enviable Green,
Or sanguine Auburn –
For naught, is it…
Therein the answer whispers –
As from empty conch ocarina,
What will be the lesson…


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Burt Welch
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United States
Honestly, I don't know that anything I could put here would be as accurate or descriptive as necessary. In truth, I have been fortunate to become an eclectic blend of what my parents built and that which I made out to become - like most of us. Besides though, how do you tell the story of your life and not leave something out ?

In a brief glimpse, I know that in time I want to run for office - doing what I can in the only thing I have ever been good at. Perhaps I may even be given the opportunity to help people by showing a better way of fulfillment through civic involvement.

I want my wife to know how much I love her despite the knowledge that I probably will never be able to do so. I want to have children in an attempt at giving the gift which has brought me joy - and hope that I can do half the job my own did for me.

I'd like to buy some land - build our own castle, retire out from public life - to think and to write again if I could ever get over this damn block.

I would like to give my wife a smooth sportscar - so that in the comfort of cool autumn evenings, I can steal those keys to remember 17 and maybe enjoy the engineer I was not to become. Not to stay out too late - just a little while.

I seek the most perspective I can and there's a litany of adjectives that probably do a better job than anything I write; human, husband, son, brother, soldier, stoic/romantic, friend - did I mention human ?


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KingZanderSanchez-i Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
1-You can hug the person who hugged you!
2-you -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3-you should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4-Random hugs are perfectly okay (and sweet)
5-You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
6-Send this to all your friends, and Me if I am 1.
If you get 7 back you are loved!
1-3 you're a bad friend 
4-6 you're an ok friend 
7-9 you're a good friend 
10& Up you're loved
EyeCandyAddict Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
grey56 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the great gallery!
PatrickFinch Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for adding me to the watch list!
grey56 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely, thanks for sharing such great art!
Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one more year grey, another year gone, for my last trick i'll wish you many more years , happy birthday
grey56 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks, sir; much appreciated.
Zanderax1127 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no prob, sir, the pleasure is all mine,
i'll see you later
Sergiba Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Thanks for the fav! :D
grey56 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for sharing!
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