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I’m Back


Back to the open spaces,

Some sense of rebirth,

A yielding to memories –

Some vivid and beautiful,

Some with a winsome

Message to an old man

That softly pulses with

Echoic resonance not

To dwell too near or long…


Back to re-capture the

Essence of primordial beauty:

Relentless sunshine, cacti,

Sagebrush and new age

Wonders on a timeless soil

Where great cities speak

Of innovation and change –

Ah, the wonder of this

Capacious and wondrous land…


Back for my final days of

Wonder and impetuous desire

To capture yet what it is

I am to possess with the

Written words that come

From nascent recall and an

Errant vagabond’s whispers

Of regret, of promise, and

Of enduring Love.


A Poem by: BR Chitwood – December 10, 2019


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18 comments on “I’m Back

  1. Welcome back to Arizona, Billy Ray.

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    1. Thanks, good John…always thankful for your good support. (We close on our new home next Monday!) 🙂

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      1. Wow. Best wishes.

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      2. Yeah, it’s lovely…later, I’ll send some pics. Thanks, good buddy!

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      3. I would like that.😊

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      4. Monday, we’re move-in ready! Will send pics next week! 🙂

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      5. We can hope… 🙂

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  2. Best thoughts for your venture. Keep smiling.

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    1. Thanks, Tim. Wishing you and yours a HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON~ AND MUCH SUCCESS! 🙂

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  3. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Great poem, Billy. Hope you enjoy your journey.

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    1. Thanks, Denise…journey completed & moving into new home next week. 🙂

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

        Oh, good then that new journey in a new house begins

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      2. Indeed it does, dear Denise! 🙂


  4. eden baylee says:

    You must have a wandering spirit, Billy Ray! You’ve moved so many times since I’ve known you.
    I hope your new home is everything you want it to be.


    The poem is, of course, beautiful. xox


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    1. The way of romantics and vagabonds is a long and winding road… Thank you, sweet Eden. 🙂

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  5. da-AL says:

    So fun to honor a move with a poem, especially one this lovely! Glad you’re back & wishing you all the very best 🙂

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    1. So very nice of you, da AL. All the best to you and yours…

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